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Our annual gathering of Chief Compliance Officers and other senior executives to discuss European risk, anti-corruption and ethics compliance matters.

Once a year senior compliance executives meet in Munich to discuss best practice in Anti-Corruption and ethics efforts. Not a simple conference, this is a meeting of peers, designed to allow open debate under Chatham House rules. Always stimulating, the Speakers present for over one hour, sharing knowledge and experience through candid presentations designed to bring the Speaker and delegates together in discussion. Case studies and anonymised audience polling are designed to give the attendees ‘real life’ information to take back to the office to share.

Speaker Panel includes:

Mr. Daniel McLaughlin, Counsel, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Mr. Karl Hennessee, SVP, Office of General Counsel, Airbus

Dr. Stephan Mechnig-Giordano, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Theo Müller

Ms. Samantha Boel, Director, Compliance & Ethics, Uber

Mr. Peter Fleischmann, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer, Rheinmetall Group

Ms. Signe Elbaek, Chief Compliance Officer, Coloplast

Mr. André Körtgen, General Counsel, VP Legal & Compliance, Chief Compliance Officer, Thales Germany

Mr. Giovanni Cerutti, SVP, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, NTT Data

And other specialists in the area of anti-corruption and ethics.

♦ Mr. Daniel McLaughlin, Counsel, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP


♦ Mr. Karl Hennessee, SVP, Office of General Counsel, Airbus


♦ Dr. Stephan Mechnig-Giordano, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Theo Müller


♦ Ms. Samantha Boel, Director, Compliance & Ethics, Uber


♦ Mr. Peter Fleischmann, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer, Rheinmetall Group


♦ Ms. Signe Elbaek, Chief Compliance Officer, Coloplast


♦ Mr. André Körtgen, General Counsel, VP Legal & Compliance, Chief Compliance Officer, Thales Germany


♦ Mr. Giovanni Cerutti, SVP, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, NTT Data


Ms. Michaela Ahlberg, Head of Legal & Compliance, Getinge (tentative)


Mr. Håkon Lindteigen, Vice President Corporate Compliance, Kongsberg


Ms. Ursula Schmidt, Former EVP, Audit & Compliance, RTL Group


Mr. Alexander Bolz, Head of Compliance Trucks Europe & Overseas, Daimler AG


Mr. Tobias Ruppert, Manager Group Compliance, Head of Compliance Management, Trucks MPC , Europe, Daimler AG


Mr. Peter Wilson, Managing Partner, Herminius


Mrs. Bettina Mertgen, Partner, Global Trade Advisory, Deloitte

The agenda is prepared by and for industry professionals, and will include the most interesting topics, currently pertinent to the field.

♦ The Compliance Officer’s role – How to make it future proof– A CCO led presentation defining leadership & commitment.

♦ Trends and best practices in compliance programs: An Interactive Benchmarking Discussion.

♦ Versatility, opportunities and pitfalls of the CCO.

♦ Developing an ethics culture that engages – We are all in sales!

♦ Lessons learned as a compliance worker.

♦ Steering through a crisis – lessons learned and lessons to learn.

♦ Panel Discussion – A chance to further discuss topics brought up in the day’s presentations.

♦ Internal investigations.

♦ Third party monitoring.

♦ Digital ethics for AI – Thread or opportunity?

♦ Implementing Anti-Bribery Management Systems – case study of the process, benefits and costs.

♦ Whistle blower responsibilities – a case study.

Please contact your NielsonSmith representative to discuss the programme in more depth.

Deloitte provides audit, risk advisory, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries; legal advisory services in Germany are provided by Deloitte Legal. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges. Deloitte’s approximately 264,000 professionals are committed to making an impact that matters.

Making an impact that matters. Every day we challenge ourselves to do what matters most – for clients, for our people, and for society. We serve clients distinctively, bringing innovative insights, solving complex challenges and unlocking sustainable growth. We inspire our talented professionals to deliver outstanding value to clients, providing an exceptional career experience and an inclusive and collaborative culture. We contribute to society, building confidence and trust in the markets, upholding the integrity of organizations and supporting our communities.


Herminius has an extensive and proprietary network of international experts covering many different fields allowing it to source in-depth information across a whole range of sectors and geographies.

The calm commercial judgement of its in-house team of experts provides sound judgement on gathered intelligence, allowing Herminius to offer its clients advice of the highest calibre.

Herminius understands the changing components of power, which helps its clients to identify opportunity where others might perceive threat, to protect reputation, to grow profit, to bring success.


Hughes Hubbard’s Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations practice group is one of the anti-corruption bar’s most international and dynamic groups. Our team of highly qualified, international, and multilingual attorneys has represented clients and conducted investigations in more than 90 countries in matters involving the FCPA and other anti-corruption laws, resolved investigations, and won landmark decisions for clients before U.S. and international authorities.

The breadth of our skill set matches the geographic expanse of our practice.  Our team includes certified public accountants and foreign-trained attorneys, as well as attorneys with decades of experience as outside counsel, corporate compliance counsel, and senior government enforcement officials in anti-corruption compliance and investigations and related matters.

We provides advice on issues spanning the full anti-corruption and compliance spectrum, including:

  • Conducting internal investigations
  • Designing and implementing compliance programs
  • Representing companies before domestic and international regulators
  • Advising companies in preparation for and response to AFA controls
  • Serving as designated compliance monitors
  • Counseling companies subject to post-resolution obligations

Our attorneys have served as compliance monitors approved by the L’Agence française anticorruption (AFA), the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, the U.K. Serious Fraud Office, the World Bank Group, and the United Nations.

We recognize the sensitivity and urgency of our clients’ matters as well as the discretion they require. Our team works in small, highly experienced and mobile groups that can be deployed rapidly to meet our clients’ needs. We serve our global clients through our offices in the U.S. and Paris, home to the oldest and most experienced team of attorneys working on anti-corruption issues in France, as well as through our cooperation agreement with Saud Advogados in Brazil and our longstanding relationships with leading local firms in countries across the world.

ABOUT HUGHES HUBBARD

Hughes Hubbard & Reed is an international law firm that offers clients results-focused legal services and a collaborative approach across a broad range of practices. For more information, visit hugheshubbard.com


Should you wish to become our Partner at this event, please contact Mr. Alex Terry on alex.terry@nielsonsmith.com

Full 2-Day Conference Ticket Price for 1 person

including the Company-wide Post-Event Microsite license for 1 year – 650 Euro

Virtual 2-Day Conference Ticket Price for 1 person – 450 euros

Please note, we will not charge VAT on this price. The price includes all sessions, lunch, refreshments and available documentation. Please contact us for Group Booking Discounts. Please note: “Vendor” companies may attend as sponsors only.


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Conference Venue:

Le Méridien München

Bayerstrasse 41

80335 München

Conference Accommodation:

Arrival: 02.11.2020

Departure: 04.11.2020

Room rates:

Superior room single use including breakfast: € 189 per room and night

Superior room double use including breakfast: € 209 per room and night

Surcharge to deluxe category (from superior category) € 25 per room and night

Surcharge to executive category (from superior category) € 55 per room and night

The above mentioned rates are valid per room and night including the breakfast buffet in the restaurant as well as

complimentary WIFI.

Reservation procedure: A block of rooms will be held for the Conference’s guests until 4 weeks prior to arrival and can

be booked by contacting our reservations department quoting the booking reference NIELSONSMITH. The reservations

department can be contacted by telephone at +49 (0) 89 2422 2995, by fax at +49 (0) 89 2422 2025 or by email at

reservations@lemeridienmunich.com. All rooms not booked by the above mentioned date will be automatically released

for Hotel sale.


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