Ogier partner to review legal professional privilege developments at compliance and crime symposium

A year of developments in the area of legal professional privilege in the context of criminal and regulatory investigations will be reviewed by Ogier partner Nick Williams at the 13th Annual Compliance and Economic Crime Symposium on Tuesday.

Nick – who co-heads Ogier's cross-jurisdictional regulatory team – joins representatives from Europol, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), City firm Clifford Chance and the States of Jersey at the all-day event at Hotel de France.

The Annual Compliance and Economic Crime Symposium, organised by JIBS, is billed as "the essential event for MLROs, MLCOs, Compliance Officers, Senior Managers and Directors" and covers all elements of compliance and the fight against white collar crime.

Speakers include Dan Marcos (Head of International Compliance at the States of Jersey), Simon Riondet (Head of Financial Intelligence at Europol), Barry Faudemer (Director of Enforcement at the Jersey Financial Services Commission), Clare Whitaker (Head of Fraud Division C at the SFO) and Roger Best (Head of Clifford Chance's global regulatory, enforcement, investigations and white collar group).

Nick's session covers a year of changes in the area of legal professional privilege – the rules which govern whether legal advice and related documents can be withheld from disclosure to authorities and in civil proceedings.

Nick said: "The position in respect of legal professional privilege in relation to criminal and regulatory investigations has developed in the light of the recent case brought by the SFO against Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation, and the RBS Rights Issue litigation.

"There are also recent Jersey cases that have considered this issue  – the session covers practical guidance on how to approach questions of disclosure, and how to avoid pitfalls."