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2 Day Summits

FIRE UK: Welcome Back!

23 Sep 2021

Location: 23rd & 24th September 2021 Syon Park, London, UK
Members: £899 + VAT - Book by 25 Jun
Non Members: £1099 + VAT - Book by 25 Jun

FIRE UK: Welcome Back!

Highlights

Relight your FIRE

Welcome back! Join us at the FIRE community's first in-person event. Re-connect with old friends and make new ones. Featuring a mix of in-depth content and much needed networking activities, do not miss the fun. 

It has been a long 18 months for all. Enjoy a content and fun filled event welcoming us all back together:

  • FIRE Starters half day 
  • Keynote afternoon with Dan McCrum, on Wirecard
  • Workshops enabling content and networking at the same time
  • Multiple drinks, dinners & activities

Building on 18 months of our unique virtual events watch out for various FIRE themed activities & differing formats throughout the event 

Accomodation available at Syon Park- Book Here 

The event will operate in accordance with government capacity guidelines which are subject to change.

Barristers Chambers - In order to give the maximum value to attending chambers places are limited to a maximum of Two per chambers.

Keynotes

Dan McCrum
Investigative Journalist
FT

Dan is a multi-award winning investigative journalist. His work for the Financial Times has helped expose accounting problems and fraud at several listed companies, most recently Wirecard. Formerly the Editor of FT Alphaville, over his 13 year career at the FT he’s also run part of the newspapers markets team, worked as the FT’s Investment Correspondent in New York and for the Lex Column. Dan’s previous experience includes four years in Citigroup’s equity research department. 

His reporting on Wirecard has been recognised with the Impact Award for distinguished financial journalism from the New York Financial Writers' Association, the Ludwig Erhard Prize for economic journalism and an honorary Helmut Schmidt Journalistenpreis. 


Dan McCrum
Dan McCrum Investigative Journalist
FT
John Howell
Director
John Howell & Company Ltd

John Howell
John Howell Director
John Howell & Company Ltd

Advisory Board

James Popperwell
Partner
Macfarlanes

James Popperwell
James Popperwell Partner
Macfarlanes
Anastasia Konstantinova
Counsel
Rybalkin Gortsunyan Partners (Russia)

Anastasia Konstantinova is a counsel in our Dispute Resolution practice. She specialises in litigation issues, corporate law and competition. She also has experience in advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, conducting due diligence of Russian companies in the oil and gas, pharmaceutical and real estate sectors, as well as participating in internal investigations.


Anastasia Konstantinova
Anastasia Konstantinova Counsel
Rybalkin Gortsunyan Partners (Russia)
Mike Leeds
Partner
Grant Thornton

Mike Leeds
Mike Leeds Partner
Grant Thornton
Rebecca Hume
Partner
Kobre & Kim (Cayman)

Rebecca Hume
Rebecca Hume Partner
Kobre & Kim (Cayman)
Rick Brown
Partner
HFW

Rick Brown
Rick Brown Partner
HFW
Kristina Kicks
Director
KPMG

Kristina Kicks
Kristina Kicks Director
KPMG

FIRE Practitioners speaking include:

Alex Jay
Partner
Stewarts

Alex leads the contentious insolvency and asset recovery team, focusing on disputes arising from distressed and insolvent situations, often involving allegations of breach of duty, fraud and dishonesty.

Alex focuses on maximising returns to his clients, and recovering substantial assets quickly and efficiently. Alex has recently represented liquidators in a claim for over $450m against an offshore bank and its former owner, relating to suspected widescale tax frauds affecting numerous insolvent entities


Alex Jay
Alex Jay Partner
Stewarts
Sue Thackeray
Partner
Kingsley Napley

Sue has over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of commercial litigation for claimants and defendants, with particular expertise in:

Civil fraud involving complex, multi-jurisdictional international commercial litigation (often where criminal, restraint or regulatory proceedings co-exist) including bribery and corruption, collective investment schemes, Ponzi and advance fee fraud schemes.

Pre-emptive relief including freezing injunctions, search orders, restraint orders, civil recovery orders.

Breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust (including tracing claims), insolvency litigation, directors’ duties and directors' disqualification.

Sport related matters including contractual representation and dispute resolution, disciplinary and regulatory matters and IP rights enforcement.

Reputation management and defamation.


Sue Thackeray
Sue Thackeray Partner
Kingsley Napley
Stewart Hey
Partner
Charles Russell Speechlys

Stewart Hey
Stewart Hey Partner
Charles Russell Speechlys
Sinead Harris
Partner
Withers

Sinead Harris
Sinead Harris Partner
Withers
Richard Healey
Partner
Gateley

Richard Healey
Richard Healey Partner
Gateley
Emma Ruane
Of Counsel
Peters & Peters

Emma has extensive expertise in civil fraud litigation, in particular obtaining and defending worldwide freezing injunctions. As a result of her work on behalf of the Department of Health, Emma has experience in litigating private damages actions in competition cases alleging abuse of dominant position and entry into anti-competitive arrangements. In the competition litigation practice area, Legal 500 described Emma as “very sharp”.

Emma’s work often involves cross-border or international elements: amongst other things Emma was part of the team that defended the former CEO of what was Nigeria’s fourth largest bank, conducting 2 weeks of the trial of the claim in Lagos. Emma has also assisted in the taking of evidence from witnesses in Nigeria, made representations on behalf of clients at the United Nations In New York and drafted evidence in support of an anti-suit injunction seeking to prevent the continuation of a claim filed in Israel.


Emma Ruane
Emma Ruane Of Counsel
Peters & Peters
Jon Felce
Partner
PCB Byrne (UK)

Described by the directories as a “rising star” and “a bright young gun” who “adds a sprinkling of tactical gold-dust where necessary”, Jon’s practice focuses on complex, high-value litigation for financial institutions, corporate clients, high net-worth individuals and insolvency practitioners. Since joining PCB he has been involved in multi-jurisdictional asset tracing cases including obtaining freezing orders in England and various European jurisdictions, a ground-breaking Search Order against a respondent against whom there is no cause of action, novel orders for alternative service and password cracking, and disclosure orders against third parties in England and the US. Jon also has particular experience in contentious insolvency, including in relation to cross-border recognition.


Jon Felce
Jon Felce Partner
PCB Byrne (UK)
Sarah Murray
Partner
Stevens & Bolton

Sarah Murray
Sarah Murray Partner
Stevens & Bolton
Dan Wyatt
Partner
RPC (UK)

Dan Wyatt is an experienced commercial litigator with particular expertise in complex, high value civil fraud, financial services, and shareholder/partnership disputes. His work is usually multi-jurisdictional, and frequently involves Russia and Former Soviet Union countries.

Dan advises on proceedings in the English High Court, the Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court, as well as on arbitration proceedings. Dan is listed by Legal 500 as a Next Generation Partner, and as a recommended lawyer in RPC's commercial disputes and civil fraud practices. He also was nominated as a stand-out lawyer in the 2019 and 2020 Acritas Stars survey.


Dan Wyatt
Dan Wyatt Partner
RPC (UK)
Natalie Todd
Partner
PCB Byrne

Natalie Todd
Natalie Todd Partner
PCB Byrne
Syedur Rahman
Partner
Rahman Ravelli

Syedur Rahman
Syedur Rahman Partner
Rahman Ravelli

Agenda

Timings:

23rd September 2021

24th September 2021

9.00am
Registration
FIRE STARTERS WORKSHOP: THE RISING STARS
9.30am
Chairs Welcome
9.40am
Session 1
10.20am
Session 2
11.00am
Refreshment Break
11.20am
Session 3
12.00pm
Session 4
12.40pm
Lunch
FIRE UK: WELCOME BACK- KEYNOTE AFTERNOON
2.00pm
Advisory Board Welcome
2.15pm
Keynote: Wirecard
Speakers:
Dan McCrum - Investigative Journalist - FT
3.00pm
Regime Change: Boots on the Ground? Insolvency Law Global Changes - How is the Toolbox Different when it comes to Asset Recovery
3.40pm
Refreshment Break
4.00pm
Debate: The Future of the Industry
4.40pm
Keynote Interview with...
Speakers:
Dan McCrum - Investigative Journalist - FT
John Howell - Director - John Howell & Company Ltd
5.30pm
Advisory Board Summary
NETWORKING & HUMAN INTERACTION
5.40pm
Drinks Reception
7.30pm
Conference Dinner
8.30am
Morning Refreshments
WORKSHOPS: CONTENT & NETWORKING AT ONCE
9.00am
Choose your Workshop
  1. Cryptocurrency
     
  2. Essential Funding Toolkit for the FIRE Practitioner
     
  3. Assembling the A Team: Who is often involved in Asset Recovery and how do you fund it?
     
  4. Asset Recovery in Divorce Proceedings
     
  5. Locating Insolvency Proceedings as a Result of a Fraud
     
  6. The Right Legal Path with Inadequate Information
     
  7. Fraud & Insolvency X Over for FIRE Practitioners
     
  8. Asset Recovery in Differing Sectors
10.00am
Choose your Workshop
11.00am
Refreshment Break
11.15am
Choose your Workshop
12.15pm
Choose your Workshop
1.15pm
Lunch & Close of Event
FIRE FUN
2.30pm
Networking Activity

Book with Clarity

If the event runs on the designated date and any delegate is unable to attend due to:
•    Local travel restrictions of the attendee
•    Restrictions in the UK
•    Any requirement to self-isolate or quarantine 
•    General travel restrictions

All bookings will have the option of:
•    Sending a replacement at no extra cost
•    Transferring to the 2022 date at no extra cost 
•    A full refund 

If the event does not run as scheduled all bookings will have the option of:
•    Transferring to the 2022 date at no extra cost 
•    A full refund 

The event will operate in accordance with government capacity guidelines which are subject to change.

Barristers Chambers - In order to give the maximum value to attending chambers places are limited to a maximum of Two per chambers.

Accommodation

Rooms available at Syon Park. Exclusive conference rate available here 

Event Partners

Lead Partner
Lunch Partner