Guernsey Association of Compliance officers

Governance, Risk and Compliance in the Bailiwick of Guernsey

Event - 31 May 2019

Sharing information – how to get it right.

Speakers: Chris Edwards of Mourant

Venue - Harry Bound Room, Les Cotils

Start time - 12:10, finishing no later than 13:30

Buffet lunch included

Book via the website Events page by close of business Wednesday 29 May 2019

This event is free of charge

Attendees are restricted to 4 per member firm

MLROs will typically be involved in either responding to, or assisting others to respond to, a range of requests for information.  This can include formal requests (ie production orders, disclosure notices, GFSC notices) as well as informal (such as pre-notice enquiries).  They can also be required to proactively provide information, such as making disclosures, consent requests, requirements to correct etc.   In doing so they need to balance obligations which fall upon them and their employer, with other obligations towards their current or former client and other third parties and manage other issues such as to avoid tipping off and data protection.   This talk will discuss in an interactive fashion how to navigate a safe path through what can be a minefield with Mourant's practical experience of what works and, just as importantly, what doesn’t.

Chris is a Partner in Mourant's Guernsey Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice. He joined Mourant Ozannes in January 2002 and was called to the Guernsey Bar in 2005.

Chris specialises in complex commercial and trust litigation, and provides advice to a range of financial institutions and fiduciaries, particularly in multi-jurisdictional disputes.

Having obtained diplomas in compliance and anti-money laundering, his focus is often on regulatory and compliance matters. He regularly advises on routine and non-routine matters, including liaising with the Guernsey Financial Services Commission, the police and the Financial Investigation Unit.

He also has expertise in relation to cross-border assistance in tax and money-laundering issues.

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