The Impact of New Corruption-Related Offences & Tough Penalties to be Explored in Detail

A one-day conference

Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Date: 13th December 2018

Ireland’s new anti-corruption legislation is now in force. The introduction of new corruption-related offences and tough penalties in the Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Act 2018 is expected to have a significant impact on corporates and other organisations operating in Ireland

One of the most important developments is the new corporate liability offence which allows for a corporate body to be held liable for the corrupt actions committed for its benefit by any director, manager, secretary, employee, agent or subsidiary under section 18 of the Act.  Companies will need to demonstrate that the company took “all reasonable steps and exercised due diligence” to avoid the offence being committed. Companies will need to prepare and implement anti-bribery and corruption policies and procedures to ensure they are prepared

This conference will explore all elements of this new act and what companies can do to show it has taken all reasonable steps to avoid an offence being committed?

CMG events typically sell out quickly, therefore prompt booking is strongly advised to secure your place at the early bird rate and Save €100.00 – Early Bird Rate is €395.00 + VAT (Normal rate €495.00 + VAT)

Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than advertised, once a certain amount of seats sell out.

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6 Structured CPD Points

Full Day Programme 8.50am to 4.30pm

Opening remarks by Conference Chair Person:

Regulations & Repeals

Corruption in relation to office, employment, position or business

Giving gift, consideration or advantage that may be used to facilitate offence under this Act

Corruption occurring partly in state / corruption occurring outside state

  • Location of proceedings relating to offences committed outside state

Presumptions Relating to Corruption

  • Presumption of corrupt gift, consideration or advantage
  • Presumption of corrupt donation
  • Presumption of corrupt enrichment

Speaker: Ian Fitzharris, Barrister-at-Law, The Law Library

Creating or using false document

Penalties and Enforcement explained

Offences under this Act and bodies corporate


Speaker: Shannon Biondi, Barrister-at-Law, The Law Library

Seizure of suspected bribe

Forfeiture of bribe

Application of sections 40,41,42 and 45 to seized property

Speaker: Mark Tottenham, Barrister-at-Law, The Law Library

Active and passive corruption & trading influence

Creating or using false document


Preparing your organisation

  • Proportionate procedures – proportionate to the risk it faces and complexity of the organisation’s activities;
  • Top-level commitment – board and senior management are commitment to preventing bribery;
  • Risk assessment – assessing the extent of exposure to risks of bribery
  • Due diligence – applying due diligence procedures in respect of persons who perform services on its behalf;
  • Communication – ensuring prevention polices are embedded throughout organisation
  • Ensure anti-bribery and corruption compliance policies are robust and meet best practice guidelines.
  • Do you need a compliance manager who will be responsible for rolling out the policies and procedures and ensuring compliance with same?

This event will be of real interest to all businesses in Ireland, public and private sector organisations, government departments, local authorities, solicitors, barristers and regulators.

There will be 5 structured CPD points awarded to all attendees at this conference from the CPD certification service

Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

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Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain number of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised

SAVE €100.00 BY BOOKING THE EARLY BIRD RATE OF €395 + VAT per Person – (Closing Friday 28th September) Normal Rate @ €495 + VAT.

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  • 10% discount for the third delegate booked or subsequent bookings thereafter from the same company.

The rate to attend includes morning tea/coffee and refreshments on arrival at registration, mid-morning tea/coffee and pastries and full buffet lunch. You will receive the speakers PowerPoint presentations within 24 hours after the event. 

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Early Bird Booking rate: €395.00 + VAT Normal Rate: €495 + VAT

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