WG Investigations Events

08 October 2020 – Webinar: AML Investigations in 2020 – Interactions between Financial Intermediaries and the Swiss Money Laundering Reporting Office

Dr. Doris Hutzler, Partner at LCR Services AG, and Daniel Thelesklaf, AML/CFT/Anti-Corruption Expert and former Head of the Money Laundering Reporting Office Switzerland (MROS) gave an in-depth demonstration of the Swiss SAR framework with a particular focus on the interaction and cooperation between FIs and MROS: Which investigative steps should be taken by the FI before filing a SAR and where does MROS potentially pick up? Their investigative interplay is at the core of this event.

Dr. Doris Hutzler is a very experienced AML expert. Before she joined LCR Services AG as a Partner, Dr. Hutzler served several years within Financial Crime Compliance of Credit Suisse as the Head of FCC Investigations Switzerland.

Daniel Thelesklaf is an internationally renowned AML/CFT/Anti-Corruption Expert and the former Head of the Swiss Financial Intelligence Unit (MROS). Mr. Thelesklaf has a distinguished career in the fight against money laundering and corruption, having served in various national and international AML-related roles.

  • Presentation Doris Hutzler/Daniel Thelesklaf
  • Q&A Session moderated by Daniel S. Weber, Co-Chair Working Group Investigations
  • An in-person apéro after the event at Café Black, Färberstrasse 6, 8008 Zurich

15 September 2020 – Sexual Harassment Investigations – Best Practice Meeting (or Webinar)

The prevention of sexual harassment and the protection of employees’ privacy, integrity and health is a key obligation of all employers in Switzerland. Still, when asked what they specifically do to protect their employees preventively and investigate and sanction instances of sexual harassment, the employers’ policies and processes are often unclear and rarely applied.

Lic. Iur. Monika Hirzel-Karolak, manager and owner of BeTrieb – Konfliktberatung für Unternehmen und Institutionen – Mobbing und sexuelle Belästigung in Zurich is an expert on prevention and investigation of sexual harassment cases. She presented best prevention and investigation practices. The language of the presentation is German.

The presentation was followed by a panel discussion in English with Monika Hirzel-Karolak, Florian Bigler (Employee Relations EMEA, Google) and Ursula Gut-Sulzer (Mediator and External person of trust, Gut-zusammenleben GmbH, Winterthur). The panel was moderated by Sandra Middel, ECS Board Member and CCO of Clariant.