Corporate Crime Network – International Conference

17-19 September 2009, London

This conference addresses recent developments in corporate criminal law across Europe, Canada, Australia and the US.

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Thursday, 17th September

6pm Drinks reception, Clifford Chance

Friday, 18th September

9.20 Opening remarks: Michael Smyth, Partner and Head of Public Policy, Clifford Chance

9.30 Keynote address: Prof Celia Wells, Professor of Law, University of Bristol

10.20 Morning Plenary Session 1: Causes of business crime

  • Organisational deviance: Maurice Punch, Visiting Professor of Criminology, King’s College, London
  • Corporate culture: Rick Sarre, Professor of Law & Criminal Justice, University of S. Australia
  • Corporate crime and state complicity: Steve Tombs, Professor of Sociology, Liverpool John Moores University

12.00 Morning Plenary Session 2: Linking causes to offences

  • Organisational liability: Chris Clarkson, Professor of Law, University of Leicester
  • Individual liability: Neil Foster, Senior Lecturer, University of Newcastle (Australia)
  • The link between organisational & individual liability: Laureen Snider, Professor of Law, Queens University, Canada

2.00 Afternoon Plenary Session: Developments in European Law

  • Austria: Ingrid Mitgutsch, Associate Professor of Law, Johannes Kepler University
  • France: Dr Pascal Beauvais, Lecturer in Law, Université Paris X
  • Germany: Dr Klaus Rogall, Professor of Law, Freie Univesität Berlin
  • Romania: Dr Ana-Maria Pascal, Lecturer and Senior Researcher, University of Essex
  • Lithuania: Dr Deividas Soloveicikas, Attorney and Lecturer in Law, Vilnius University

3.45 Afternoon Breakout Sessions:

  • Companies and Human Rights
  • Corruption
  • Deaths at work
  • Directors’ liability
  • Financial crimes
  • Environmental crimes
  • Sentencing

Saturday 19th September

9.30 Morning Plenary Session : Investigation and enforcement

  • Investigating financial crimes: Michael Levi, Professor of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
  • Investigating safety and financial crimes in Scandinavia: Dr Anne Alvesalo-Kuusi, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
  • Making prosecution decisions: Claude LaFont, Prosecutor

11:15 The future of corporate criminal liability: Keir Starmer QC, Director of Public Prosecutions