Risk Management and Dispute Resolution Seminar

19 January 2012

A practical insight into corporate and civil investigations – the Do’s & Don’ts

Bird & Bird’s International Dispute Resolution team comprises a number of lawyers who have extensive experience with corporate investigations across the globe. Cross-jurisdictional acumen is key when faced with investigations as well as a particular instinct and legal knowledge which will be put into context by reference to case examples in this important seminar.

Our presenters will give a stimulating and thought provoking account of their practical experience on how to handle and avoid civil investigations and discuss pitfalls for companies. This will be followed by an interactive discussion of the legal issues and practical consequences by way of a case study (which will be circulated prior to the event) and an insight into the cross-jurisdictional implications on preserving assets and data required for civil investigations as well as how to assist Swiss Courts with ancillary proceedings. 

This seminar is of particular interest to general counsel, in-house lawyers and people in management positions. Knowing what to expect during the cycle of an investigation can assist with making the right decisions and avoid serious consequences for your company and anyone involved.

For further information, or to register to attend this seminar please contact the Events Team at events@twobirds.com or call +44 (0)20 7415 6000.

The Programme


15.30 – 16.00
Registration with tea and coffee

16.00 – 16.05

16.05 – 16.45
Responding to and avoiding investigations – lessons to be learned

Peter Knight, Partner, United Kingdom
Raimondo Maggiore, Partner, Italy

Coffee break

Case study and interactive discussion

Raimondo Maggiore, Partner, Italy
Christian Curtil, Senior European Consultant, France
Peter Knight, Partner, United Kingdom

The long arm of the English Court to protect, preserve and seize data for investigations

Sophie Eyre, Partner, United Kingdom

18.10 – 20.00
Canapés and drinks