Jul 2016

“Panama Papers”: Felix Ng was a speaker at Transnational Crime Conference in Panama

Our partner Felix Ng was invited as a speaker at the International Bar Association (IBA) 19th Transnational Crime Conference held in Panama City, Panama. The Conference took place at a very intriguing timing since the “Panama Papers” scandal unfolded just a month ago.

Felix spoke on “Criminal Liability in the Transnational Corporate Environment” in an international panel of criminal experts consisted of Queen’s Counsel, criminal litigators and law professors from the United Kingdom, the United States, Brazil, Italy and France.

Criminal issues in various jurisdictions were discussed, including: the “Panama Papers”, Bribery Act 2010 in the UK, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (FCPA) in the U.S., the “Operation Car Wash” in Brazil to combat corruption and money laundering, the Yates Memo issued by the U.S. Department of Justice in September 2015 regarding corporate and individual criminal liabilities, the use of Non-Prosecution Agreements / Deferred Prosecution Agreements and the latest developments of corporate criminal liability in Hong Kong.

As a Spanish speaker, Felix also had the opportunity to discuss transnational criminal issues with Ms. Ana Matilde Gómez, Congresswoman of the Panama National Assembly and  the Former Attorney General of Panama. He also visited a Panamanian law firm Carles Barraza and interacted with the local practitioners there.

For details of the Conference, please click here

For Felix Ng’s conference profile, please click here