POCLA Conference: Copenhagen

The Second Proceeds of Crime Act Lawyers Association International Event will be held on 17 September 2010 in Copenhagen.

There will be a line up of experienced and eminent speakers from around the world sharing their views on the changing face of international asset recovery, restraint and confiscation.

This year our speakers include:

  • Robert J. Cleary, Proskauer Rose LLP (USA), Chair of the morning sessions
  • His Honour Judge Michael Hopmeier, Circuit Judge, England and Wales
  • Professor Mr. Lars Bo Langsted, Head of the Department of Law, Aalborg University (Denmark)
  • Olivier Gutkès, Gutkès Avocats (France), Chair of the afternoon sessions
  • Oscar Abeti, BPC Abogados & Solicitors (Spain)
  • Phillip Horrer, Feigen Graf (Germany)
  • Andrew Mitchell QC, 33 Chancery Lane (UK), POCLA Chairman
  • Christopher Edwards, Mourant Ozannes (Guernsey)
  • Collingwood Thompson QC, 7 Bedford Row (UK)
  • Jens Madsen, The Public Prosecutor for Serious Economic Crime (Denmark)

The programme will run from 9.30-16.30 and will include:

  • Comparative interests of justice, burdens of proof and ethics in confiscation/forfeiture
  • Comparative evidence gathering, restraint and enforcement in foreign confiscation/forfeiture cases
  • The restraint regime off-shore: the Guernsey experience
  • The fairness and future of international harmonization of asset recovery

Together with panel discussions on:

  • The principles upon which law enforcement authorities seek confiscation orders
  • The proportionality of orders sought
  • The rights and roles of victims
  • the destinations of property/monies realized
  • The ethical positions required of parties and their advocates
  • Informal and formal evidence gathering procedures

The Event will be held at the Dgi-Byen Conference Centre located behind Copenhagen's Central Station.

To reserve a place or find out more, contact Martin Adams by email  [ma@33cllaw.com]

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