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The bright and the dark sides of whistleblowing (Warsaw)


Past event
25 April 2018, 09:30 - 13:30 UTC +01:00

We are delighted to invite you the 2nd CEE Forensic Conference, which will be held at Centrum Nauki Kopernik in Warsaw on 25 April 2018.

These days compliance issues are never far from the headlines. Internal investigations and audits are becoming everyday events, and can cause serious disruption. In this year’s edition of the conference, we will focus on whistleblowing in CEE. Poland is a particularly interesting country in this respect – a new law on transparency in public life with a strong focus on whistleblowing may soon be adopted.

Our keynote speaker will be Bradley Birkenfeld – a former financial industry professional and one of the most significant whistleblowers in history. He blew the whistle on the largest and longest-running tax fraud by ultra-wealthy Americans aided and abetted by UBS Bank. The Internal Revenue Service gave him a whistleblower award of $104 million, the largest-ever reward of its kind. He is the author of the bestseller “Lucifer’s Banker: The Untold Story of How I Destroyed Swiss Bank Secrecy”.

Our speakers will also include prominent representatives of corporate investigations departments and legal experts in the area of compliance from Bank BPH, Bayer, CMC Markets UK, IBM, Orange and Volkswagen as well as legal practitioners from CMS.

If you would like to attend the conference, please register before 20 April 2018.

The conference will be conducted in English only.





Welcome & opening presentation - whistleblowing in Poland and in the CEE - criminal law aspects – current status and planned changes

Arkadiusz Korzeniewski, Partner / Head of CEE White Collar Crime Initiative, CMS


Whistleblowing procedures – best and worst practices – a compliance officer’s perspective

Joanna Grynfelder, Compliance Manager, CMC Markets UK


Labour law issues – whistleblower vs. employer – current legal framework and planned changes

Katarzyna Dulewicz, Partner / Head of CEE Employment, CMS


Whistleblowing – practical issues of competition law

Małgorzata Urbańska, Partner / Head of Competition and CEE Consumer Products, CMS


Coffee break


The bright and the dark sides of whistleblowing – practitioners’ perspective - panel


Arkadiusz Korzeniewski, Partner / Head of CEE White Collar Crime Initiative, CMS


Luke Dokla, Senior Counsel, Investigations Europe, Middle East & Africa, IBM;

Tomasz Lipowski, General Counsel, Bank BPH;

Krzysztof Mazurek, Head of Law, Patents & Compliance CEE, Bayer;

Tobiasz Adam Kowalczyk, Head of Legal & Public Policy, Volkswagen;

Sławomir Chmielewski, Compliance and Corporate Security Director, Orange Polska


Coffee break


Key-note speaker: Bradley Birkenfeld



Omar Qureshi, Head of Corporate Crime, CMS




Portrait of Arkadiusz Korzeniewski
Arkadiusz Korzeniewski