TL4

FIRE Starters Global Summit: Dublin

The Next Gen of Asset Recovery are headed to Dublin 
22nd - 24th February 2023, Conrad Hotel, Dublin, Ireland

View 2022 Agenda View 2022 Speakers Get in touch and register your interest now

Agenda

Registration
1.30pm

Interactive case study of a contentious high-value UK bankruptcy with multi-jurisdictional elements
2.00pm

FRP’s asset tracing workshop, delivered in conjunction with corporate intelligence firm Eminent Crisis Management Group Limited, is a light-hearted interactive case study of a contentious high-value UK bankruptcy with multi-jurisdictional elements which is designed as an introduction to investigation strategies and recovery considerations. 

The workshop will kick off with a brief reminder of a UK insolvency officeholder’s role, powers of investigations and the key recovery actions available before moving on to the interactive element. 

After a brief scene setting, participants will work in groups through a series of “case documents” to discuss angles of investigation, steps to identify and secure assets, and the use of specialist investigators. 

The workshop and the group discussions in particular are designed to get people networking and sharing war stories, ideas and experiences whilst exploring how one might go about recovering our fictitious bankrupt’s “misplaced” assets.

We will not be discussing the latest developments in the most esoteric technicalities in insolvency legislation, nor will we mention The Pandemic or the “C” word. 

We want to kick off the FIRE Starters Summit with a back-to-basics warm-up to get in the mood for a fantastic Next Gen conference and to get everyone to meet, greet and network in a relaxed atmosphere!

David Hinrichsen, Director
FRP

Mark Biggs, CEO
Eminent Crisis Management Group Limited

Laura Dymott, Senior Manager
FRP

Molly Sandquest , Senior Manager
FRP

Close of Workshop
5.30pm

Welcome Drinks Reception
7.00pm

 
Hosted by Monfrini Bitton Klein

Registration
9.00am

FIRE Starters Committee Welcome
9.30am

Sam Ouriach, Associate Director
Grant Thornton

Caroline Greenwell, Partner
Charles Russell Speechlys

Keynote: The Work of Investigative Journalists
9.45am

Clare Rewcastle Brown , Editor
Sarawak Report

The Courts Nuclear Weapons: A Comparison across Borders
10.30am

Howard A. Fischer, Partner
Moses & Singer (USA)

Eva Mukami, Associate
Oraro & Company Advocates (Kenya)

Tomislav Šunjka, Founder & Principal
ŠunjkaLaw (Serbia)

Luca Gavini, Associate
Duarte Forssell (Brazil)

Refreshment Break
11.15am

Workshop Sessions
11.40am

Choose 1 of 5

Juggling Multiple Defendants in FIRE Litigation

Belinda McRae, Barrister
Twenty Essex

Matthew McGhee, Barrister
Twenty Essex

Elizabeth Meade, Senior Associate
Cooke, Young & Keidan

Nathan Capone, Director
Fieldfisher

FIRE and Arbitration

  • interim relief in support of arbitration
  • the interplay between insolvency and arbitration
  • recovery and enforcing arbitration awards
  • corruption in arbitration

Bobby Banson Esq, Lead Consultant
Robert Smith Law Group (Ghana)

Yan Kalish, Counsel
Rybalkin Gortsunyan Partners (Russia)

Laurence Ponty, Partner
Archipel (Switzerland)

Robert Kovacs, Special Counsel
Withers

Use of Criminal Processes in Civil Matters

  • committal 
  • private prosecutions 

Joanna Bogdańska, Attorney at law, Partner
KW Kruk & Partners (Poland)

Jeremy Bressman, Lawyer
Kobre & Kim (Israel)

Merijn Moeliker, Lawyer
Florent (The Netherlands)

Antonia Mottironi, Lawyer
Ardenter Law

Investigations

  • Investigations and Litigation PR: how they work together
  • Regional investigations in-focus 
  • The use of dark web
  • Use of investigator materials in legal proceedings/cross examination
  • How to regulate the industry

Alexander Pisemskiy, Executive Director & Partner
CSI Group (Russia) & Kalita Partners (London)

Jessica Lee, Associate
Brown Rudnick

Tobias Vollmer, Director
Raedas

Ryan Ferro, Barrister
3VB

Tackling 12 months of Trends in Asset Recovery and Investigations

A collaborative workshop led by members of Grant Thornton’s asset recovery and forensic investigations group, discussing trends and new opportunities in the context of a dispute case study.

  • Offshore recovery strategy
  • Decentralised assets
  • Cross-border disclosure
  • Investigative best practice

Tristan Yelland, Associate Director
Grant Thornton

Dan Sutch, Associate Director
Grant Thornton

Lunch
12.40pm

Workshop Sessions
1.40pm

Repeated from the morning - Choose 1 of 5

Refreshment Break
2.40pm

FIRE Starters Committee Welcome Back
3.05pm

Sam Goodman, Barrister
Twenty Essex

Elizabeth Seborg, Partner
PCB Byrne (UK)

Political Manoeuvrings of Acting Against States
3.10pm

Sonja Maeder Morvant, Partner
Reiser Avocats (Switzerland)

Nicolae Reutoi, Senior Associate
Alaco

Elizabeth Seborg, Partner
PCB Byrne (UK)

Insolvency Insights: The Insolvency Tools that every FIRE Practitioner should know About
3.50pm

Marlyn Narkis, Attorney-at-Law
MDU Legal (Panama)

Simon Hurry, Group Partner
Collas Crill (Jersey)

Dominik Milani, Doctorate in law, Lawyer
NSF (Switzerland)

Prashan Patel, Director
Grant Thornton

The Big Fat Quiz of the Year
4.30pm

Featuring 4 rounds from well known TV programmes, watch our advisory board in action with a drink in hand! 

Matt Peover, Comedy
Writer & Director

Sam Ouriach, Associate Director
Grant Thornton

Caroline Greenwell, Partner
Charles Russell Speechlys

Benoît Mauron, Partner
LALIVE

Elizabeth Seborg, Partner
PCB Byrne (UK)

Sam Goodman, Barrister
Twenty Essex

Joana Rego, Partner
Raedas

Amy Harvey, Partner
Ontier LLP

Close of Day 1 & Time to Change
5.15pm

Cops & Fraudsters Drinks Reception
6.30pm

Prize for the best fancy dress! 

Hosted by CFAAR & 3VB

Conference Dinner
8.00pm

 

Hosted by Duarte Forssell & Dentons Ireland LLP

Hair of the Dog Morning Refreshments
9.00am

FIRE Starters Committee Welcome Back
9.30am

Joana Rego, Partner
Raedas

Amy Harvey, Partner
Ontier LLP

Keynote: Whistle-blowing
9.35am

Jonathan Taylor, 'Whistleblower'
SBM Offshore

Crypto in 2022: Better ask a Stupid Question than make a Stupid Mistake
10.15am

Sam Goodman, Barrister
Twenty Essex

Carmel King, Director
Grant Thornton

Syedur Rahman, Partner
Rahman Ravelli

Refreshment Break
10.55am

QuickFIRE Spotlight: Around the World Update
11.10am

Denis Piskunov, Attorney-at-law
Magnusson (Estonia)

Christina Preiner, Senior Associate
Gasser Partners (Liechtenstein)

Thom Dieben, Partner
Jahae Raymakers (The Netherlands)

Matthew Brown, Counsel
Conyers (BVI)

Gemma Freeman, Counsel
Dentons Ireland LLP

Innovative ways to Identify, Recover and Enforce against Assets
12.00pm

Christopher Pease , Partner
Harneys (BVI)

Dr. Elvan Sevi Bozoğlu, Partner
Bozoğlu Izgi (Turkey)

Evin Durmaz, Associate
Monfrini Bitton Klein

Dienke Herman de Groot, Senior Case Intelligence Manager
Omni Bridgeway (The Netherlands)

FIRE Starters Essay Competition Winner
12.40pm

Awarded by: 

Sam Ouriach, Associate Director
Grant Thornton

Lunch & FIRE Starters Committee Summary
12.50pm

Sam Ouriach, Associate Director
Grant Thornton

Meet for Networking Activity
2.45pm

Jameson Whiskey Tour Experience
3.30pm - 5.30pm

In 1780, John Jameson established a way of making Irish whiskey that Jameson been proudly sticking to ever since.

Join TL4 to explore the world of Jameson and discover the secret craft  to producing a blended Irish whiskey that has been enjoyed for over two centuries.

*Delegates must regsiter their interest in the activity be completing our networking activity survey

Presented by TL4 & Networking Partner:

 

1.30pm
Registration
2.00pm
Interactive case study of a contentious high-value UK bankruptcy with multi-jurisdictional elements

FRP’s asset tracing workshop, delivered in conjunction with corporate intelligence firm Eminent Crisis Management Group Limited, is a light-hearted interactive case study of a contentious high-value UK bankruptcy with multi-jurisdictional elements which is designed as an introduction to investigation strategies and recovery considerations. 

The workshop will kick off with a brief reminder of a UK insolvency officeholder’s role, powers of investigations and the key recovery actions available before moving on to the interactive element. 

After a brief scene setting, participants will work in groups through a series of “case documents” to discuss angles of investigation, steps to identify and secure assets, and the use of specialist investigators. 

The workshop and the group discussions in particular are designed to get people networking and sharing war stories, ideas and experiences whilst exploring how one might go about recovering our fictitious bankrupt’s “misplaced” assets.

We will not be discussing the latest developments in the most esoteric technicalities in insolvency legislation, nor will we mention The Pandemic or the “C” word. 

We want to kick off the FIRE Starters Summit with a back-to-basics warm-up to get in the mood for a fantastic Next Gen conference and to get everyone to meet, greet and network in a relaxed atmosphere!

David Hinrichsen - Director - FRP
Mark Biggs - CEO - Eminent Crisis Management Group Limited
Laura Dymott - Senior Manager - FRP
Molly Sandquest - Senior Manager - FRP
5.30pm
Close of Workshop
7.00pm
Welcome Drinks Reception
 
Hosted by Monfrini Bitton Klein

9.00am
Registration
9.30am
FIRE Starters Committee Welcome
Sam Ouriach - Associate Director - Grant Thornton
Caroline Greenwell - Partner - Charles Russell Speechlys
9.45am
Keynote: The Work of Investigative Journalists
Clare Rewcastle Brown - Editor - Sarawak Report
10.30am
The Courts Nuclear Weapons: A Comparison across Borders
Howard A. Fischer - Partner - Moses & Singer (USA)
Eva Mukami - Associate - Oraro & Company Advocates (Kenya)
Tomislav Šunjka - Founder & Principal - ŠunjkaLaw (Serbia)
Luca Gavini - Associate - Duarte Forssell (Brazil)
11.15am
Refreshment Break
11.40am
Workshop Sessions

Choose 1 of 5

Juggling Multiple Defendants in FIRE Litigation
Belinda McRae - Barrister - Twenty Essex
Matthew McGhee - Barrister - Twenty Essex
Elizabeth Meade - Senior Associate - Cooke, Young & Keidan
Nathan Capone - Director - Fieldfisher
FIRE and Arbitration
  • interim relief in support of arbitration
  • the interplay between insolvency and arbitration
  • recovery and enforcing arbitration awards
  • corruption in arbitration
Bobby Banson Esq - Lead Consultant - Robert Smith Law Group (Ghana)
Yan Kalish - Counsel - Rybalkin Gortsunyan Partners (Russia)
Laurence Ponty - Partner - Archipel (Switzerland)
Robert Kovacs - Special Counsel - Withers
Use of Criminal Processes in Civil Matters
  • committal 
  • private prosecutions 
Joanna Bogdańska - Attorney at law, Partner - KW Kruk & Partners (Poland)
Jeremy Bressman - Lawyer - Kobre & Kim (Israel)
Merijn Moeliker - Lawyer - Florent (The Netherlands)
Antonia Mottironi - Lawyer - Ardenter Law
Investigations
  • Investigations and Litigation PR: how they work together
  • Regional investigations in-focus 
  • The use of dark web
  • Use of investigator materials in legal proceedings/cross examination
  • How to regulate the industry
Alexander Pisemskiy - Executive Director & Partner - CSI Group (Russia) & Kalita Partners (London)
Jessica Lee - Associate - Brown Rudnick
Tobias Vollmer - Director - Raedas
Ryan Ferro - Barrister - 3VB
Tackling 12 months of Trends in Asset Recovery and Investigations

A collaborative workshop led by members of Grant Thornton’s asset recovery and forensic investigations group, discussing trends and new opportunities in the context of a dispute case study.

  • Offshore recovery strategy
  • Decentralised assets
  • Cross-border disclosure
  • Investigative best practice
Tristan Yelland - Associate Director - Grant Thornton
Dan Sutch - Associate Director - Grant Thornton
12.40pm
Lunch
1.40pm
Workshop Sessions

Repeated from the morning - Choose 1 of 5

2.40pm
Refreshment Break
3.05pm
FIRE Starters Committee Welcome Back
Sam Goodman - Barrister - Twenty Essex
Elizabeth Seborg - Partner - PCB Byrne (UK)
3.10pm
Political Manoeuvrings of Acting Against States
Sonja Maeder Morvant - Partner - Reiser Avocats (Switzerland)
Nicolae Reutoi - Senior Associate - Alaco
Elizabeth Seborg - Partner - PCB Byrne (UK)
3.50pm
Insolvency Insights: The Insolvency Tools that every FIRE Practitioner should know About
Marlyn Narkis - Attorney-at-Law - MDU Legal (Panama)
Simon Hurry - Group Partner - Collas Crill (Jersey)
Dominik Milani - Doctorate in law, Lawyer - NSF (Switzerland)
Prashan Patel - Director - Grant Thornton
4.30pm
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year

Featuring 4 rounds from well known TV programmes, watch our advisory board in action with a drink in hand! 

Matt Peover - Comedy - Writer & Director
Sam Ouriach - Associate Director - Grant Thornton
Caroline Greenwell - Partner - Charles Russell Speechlys
Benoît Mauron - Partner - LALIVE
Elizabeth Seborg - Partner - PCB Byrne (UK)
Sam Goodman - Barrister - Twenty Essex
Joana Rego - Partner - Raedas
Amy Harvey - Partner - Ontier LLP
5.15pm
Close of Day 1 & Time to Change
6.30pm
Cops & Fraudsters Drinks Reception

Prize for the best fancy dress! 

Hosted by CFAAR & 3VB

8.00pm
Conference Dinner

 

Hosted by Duarte Forssell & Dentons Ireland LLP

9.00am
Hair of the Dog Morning Refreshments
9.30am
FIRE Starters Committee Welcome Back
Joana Rego - Partner - Raedas
Amy Harvey - Partner - Ontier LLP
9.35am
Keynote: Whistle-blowing
Jonathan Taylor - 'Whistleblower' - SBM Offshore
10.15am
Crypto in 2022: Better ask a Stupid Question than make a Stupid Mistake
Sam Goodman - Barrister - Twenty Essex
Carmel King - Director - Grant Thornton
Syedur Rahman - Partner - Rahman Ravelli
10.55am
Refreshment Break
11.10am
QuickFIRE Spotlight: Around the World Update
Denis Piskunov - Attorney-at-law - Magnusson (Estonia)
Christina Preiner - Senior Associate - Gasser Partners (Liechtenstein)
Thom Dieben - Partner - Jahae Raymakers (The Netherlands)
Matthew Brown - Counsel - Conyers (BVI)
Gemma Freeman - Counsel - Dentons Ireland LLP
12.00pm
Innovative ways to Identify, Recover and Enforce against Assets
Christopher Pease - Partner - Harneys (BVI)
Dr. Elvan Sevi Bozoğlu - Partner - Bozoğlu Izgi (Turkey)
Evin Durmaz - Associate - Monfrini Bitton Klein
Dienke Herman de Groot - Senior Case Intelligence Manager - Omni Bridgeway (The Netherlands)
12.40pm
FIRE Starters Essay Competition Winner

Awarded by: 

Sam Ouriach - Associate Director - Grant Thornton
12.50pm
Lunch & FIRE Starters Committee Summary
Sam Ouriach - Associate Director - Grant Thornton
2.45pm
Meet for Networking Activity
3.30pm - 5.30pm
Jameson Whiskey Tour Experience

In 1780, John Jameson established a way of making Irish whiskey that Jameson been proudly sticking to ever since.

Join TL4 to explore the world of Jameson and discover the secret craft  to producing a blended Irish whiskey that has been enjoyed for over two centuries.

*Delegates must regsiter their interest in the activity be completing our networking activity survey

Presented by TL4 & Networking Partner:

 

Event Partners

Lead Partner
Workshop Partner

Contact Us

speakers

For speakers enquiries please contact Paul Barford on +44 2071 014155 or email paul@thoughtleaders4.com

partnership

For partnership enquiries please contact Chris Leese on +44 20 7101 4151 or email chris@thoughtleaders4.com

booking & General Queries

For booking & General Queries enquiries please contact Danushka De Alwis on +44 2071 014191 or email danushka@thoughtleaders4.com

venue & logistics

For venue & logistics enquiries please contact Sarah Barton on +44 2071 014191 or email sarah@thoughtleaders4.com

marketing

For marketing enquiries please contact Yelda Ismail on +44 2071 014191 or email yelda@thoughtleaders4.com