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Event: ECS WG Investigations and Whistleblowing: Whistleblowing in Switzerland and the U.S. – Nov 27

Dear ECS Members

Join us for an exciting joint session of the ECS Working Groups Investigations and Whistleblowing on Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 6pm at HWZ Zürich, followed by drinks!

Whistleblowing in Switzerland and the U.S. – Lessons Learned & Best Practice

Peter Braun will share his insights into Whistleblowing concepts, rules and processes in Switzerland and the U.S. While Switzerland is struggling to introduce robust rules on Whistleblowing in the first place, Whistleblowing in the U.S. “is as American as apple pie”. As the former Head of Whistleblowing Matters for the Americas for a global Swiss bank, Peter gained a unique experience in the U.S. legal and regulatory environment and is in a perfect position to compare the two countries and their concepts.
Peter is a Senior Legal Counsel with ENQUIRE Attorneys-at-Law, a Zurich based boutique law firm specializing in investigating compliance breaches on behalf of financial institutions, other corporates as well as authorities. In particular, Peter is advising clients with all aspects related to whistleblowing programs and is conducting whistleblowing investigations. Peter draws from a vast professional experience having worked for a leading Swiss law firm and, most recently, for a global Swiss bank in Zurich and Nashville, Tennessee.
After Peter’s presentation, a distinguished panel of whistleblowing experts will discuss the Swiss draft proposal on Whistleblowing as well as the recently published ECS White Paper on Whistleblower protection in the Swiss private sector. The White Paper assesses the draft proposal of the Swiss Government in terms of its effectiveness in protecting whistleblowers and its concordance with key international standards and recent legislation.

Date:               Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 6pm
Venue:            HWZ Hochschule für Wirtschaft Zürich, Lagerstrasse 5

Please register below.

We are looking forward to seeing you on 27 November 2019!

Kind regards,

Daniel S. Weber & Daniel L. Bühr 
Co-Chairs Working Group Investigations
Walter Mäder & Christian Hauser
Co-Chairs Working Group Whistleblowing