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The reporting of fraud is only the start. How to handle the investigation correctly in order to be able to use any finding up to the Court?

While measures to protect whistle-blowers are in the process of becoming mandatory for companies in Belgium and in the European Union, the legal framework and the way of carrying out internal investigations which may result from the reporting of fraud are not always mastered by companies.

This webinar aims to provide practical knowledge on both the reporting process and that of private investigations.

In the context of the preparation of the webinar, the co-organizers also invite you to participate to their online survey on Corporate Fraud Reporting and Investigation.

Introduction (10:00-10:05)
Frederik Verhasselt

Part 1: Whistleblowing (10:05-10:35)
Peter Leyman

  • Minimum requirements for whistleblowing systems
  • Design of a whistleblowing system
  • Whistle-blower protection – what about confidentiality?
  • Process flow from alert to investigation (use case)

Part 2: Right on private investigation vs. Right on privacy (10:35-11:05)
Stijn De Meulenaer

  • What do I have to undertake in order to be able to start an internal/external private investigation in my company?
  • Legal pitfalls

Conclusion/Q&A (11:05-111:30)

Stijn De Meulenaer is an attorney active in Corporate Criminal Law and fraud resolution, both in academia and at Everest Law. Besides this, Stijn has broad experience in litigation and in providing legal advice in Commercial Law. He is the Executive Professor at the Masterclass Fraud Auditing (IFA) and he lectures in Criminal Tax Law at Brugge Business School. He is also a Registered Forensic Auditor (RFA) and member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Forensic Auditors (IFA).

Peter Leyman is Executive Director at EY Belgium Forensic & Integrity Services. His practice focuses on fraud and due diligence investigations, as well as on data quality and integrity,  forensic technology and corporate intelligence.

Frederik Verhasselt is Partner at EY Belgium Forensic & Integrity Services. He helps clients mitigate risks related to fraud, corruption and bribery and cybercrime. In his role, he leads complex forensic investigations, develops and implements fraud risk management frameworks, assesses regulatory compliance frameworks and responds to cybercrime and data breaches. As the Academic Director of the Compliance Pro training programmes, he has also dedicated his best efforts to gather an impressive group of experts to make the training as effective as possible.

Please use the following link to register (on the Zoom platform):

In the context of the preparation of the webinar, the co-organizers invite you to participate to the online survey on Corporate Fraud Reporting and Investigation.

This short survey will only take 2 minutes of your time, and the anonymous data collected will be used for research purposes only.

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