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ERA: Freezing, Confiscating and Recovering the Proceeds of Crime


04 Jun 2018 to 05 Jun 2018





Event Description

Tools, Experiences and Challenges for the Private and Public Sectors 
in the Recovery of Assets




This seminar will analyse the current European framework for the freezing, confiscation and recovery of assets, focusing on the changes being implemented since the adoption of Directive 2014/42/EU. It will also shed light on the international legal and policy framework. The role and the responsibilities of the private sector will be particularly addressed, as will the best administrative and judicial practices in EU Member States.

Key topics

  • The international legal and policy framework: UN, CoE and OECD standards
  • Features of the new Directive 2014/42/EU on the freezing and confiscation of instrumentalities and proceeds of crime
  • Update on the Directive’s transposition in the Member States
  • Legal challenges and the role of the private sector in criminal asset recovery
  • Best administrative and judicial practice in EU Member States

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Language: English

Organiser: ERA (Laviero Buono)

Event number: 318D36




Alan Bacarese, Director, Anti-Corruption and Asset Recovery Unit, Stream House AG; External Expert to the Sanctions Committee of the Inter-American Development Bank, London

Ingrid-Gertrude Breit, Team-leader, Procedural Rights & Confiscation, Unit B2 – Criminal Procedural Law, DG Justice and Consumers, European Commission, Brussels

Laviero Buono, Head of European Criminal Law, ERA, Trier

Joseph Delhaye, Senior Vice-President, Head of Legal Department, Banque et Caisse d’Épargne de l’État (BCEE), Luxembourg

Michaël Fernandez-Bertier, Lawyer, Allen & Overy; Lecturer, Solvay School of Economics and Management;  Member of the Board of Directors of Transparency International Belgium, Brussels

Michael Hopmeier, Judge, Kingston Crown Court, London

Konrad Krupiński, Advisory Services, Financial Crime, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Prague

Paula Lavric, Managing Partner, Orsin Management Consulting, Bucharest

James Maton, Partner, Cooley LLP, London

Holger Matt, Chair, European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA), Frankfurt

Christian Muth, Partner, Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services, Ernst & Young, Düsseldorf

Paul Notenboom, Senior Public Prosecutor, Deputy Director of the Criminal Assets Deprivation Office, Amsterdam

Björn Rohde-Liebenau, CEO, RCC Risk Communication Concepts, Interim Legal Compliance Counsel, K11 Consulting GmbH, Frankfurt