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Corporate Governance

THE WIRECARD SCANDAL – A WHISTLEBLOWER’S PERSPECTIVE
Executive Education

Corporate Governance

THE WIRECARD SCANDAL – A WHISTLEBLOWER’S PERSPECTIVE

Overview

Course Description

On 18 June 2020, Wirecard announced that nearly 2 billion euros were missing from the company’s accounts. The sum amounted to all the profits that Wirecard had ever reported as a public company. There were only two possibilities: the money had been stolen, or it had never existed.

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  • Learn first-hand and hear an in-person account of how poor control structures resulted in one of Europe’s largest financial scandals
  • Apply lessons learnt from the scandal in undertaking a gap analysis of their existing business structures, control functions, and practices
  • Understand the importance of fostering a speak-up culture and ways to implement it
  • Understand concepts of various whistleblowing tools available and the laws which apply to their businesses within the territory or extra-territoriality
  • Obtain a deeper understanding of their current functions as executives in an organization
  • Board of Directors
  • Senior Management
  • Legal, Risk and Compliance Officers
  • Anyone who might find this program helpful

Faculty Profile

Hands on Learning experience with excellent speaker

Pav Gill has extensive experience in financial services laws and is senior counsel specialising in fintech, payments, and digital assets.  He has held various senior roles at global start-ups, tech unicorns, and listed MNCs, advising C-suite executives on market expansions, licence applications, international regulatory compliance, the implementation of purpose-driven leadership, and ethical corporate governance structures.

He is probably best known for being the person that exposed Wirecard – Germany’s largest financial scandal. Pav is a well sought after international speaker who has given keynote and thought leadership speeches at conferences and events all over the world focusing on fraud, corruption and whistleblowing. He has also published several articles and was featured on various magazines. In 2022, Pav was honoured with the prestigious ‘ACFE Cliff Robinson Sentinel Award and the ‘Blueprint for Free Speech Special Recognition Award’ in 2021.

Daniel Chia is Head of Litigation at Herbert Smith Freehills Prolegis in Singapore, covering contentious matters relating to dispute resolution, contentious restructuring, insolvency, government investigations and enforcement.

Daniel is sought after for his experience (both as legal advisor and trial counsel) in devising and executing strategies for disputes relating to commercial crime, commercial fraud, business crime defence, white-collar proceedings, professional indemnity insurance, shareholder litigation, insolvency claims, and securities and regulatory enforcement in Asia.

Daniel was recognized by Asian Legal Business in their inaugural Asia Super 50 Disputes lawyers list, which recognizes the top arbitration and litigation practitioners based in Asia. He was also named a “Future Leader” in Litigation by Who’s Who Legal in 2018 to 2020 and was ranked for 3 consecutive years as the most highly regarded in the Asia Pacific region. He was also quoted by clients in the publication as being an “experienced commercial litigator” who “provides valuable strategic advice to corporate clients which considers both legal and commercial realities”.

Pav Gill has extensive experience in financial services laws and is senior counsel specialising in fintech, payments, and digital assets.  He has held various senior roles at global start-ups, tech unicorns, and listed MNCs, advising C-suite executives on market expansions, licence applications, international regulatory compliance, the implementation of purpose-driven leadership, and ethical corporate governance structures.

Daniel Chia is Head of Litigation at Herbert Smith Freehills Prolegis in Singapore, covering contentious matters relating to dispute resolution, contentious restructuring, insolvency, government investigations and enforcement.

Daniel is sought after for his experience (both as legal advisor and trial counsel) in devising and executing strategies for disputes relating to commercial crime, commercial fraud, business crime defence, white-collar proceedings, professional indemnity insurance, shareholder litigation, insolvency claims, and securities and regulatory enforcement in Asia.

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The Wirecard Scandal – A Whistleblower’s Perspective

RM 1,200