21 March 2023 / 12 noon - 7 pm
Krogerus Disputes Day 2023
The first Krogerus Disputes Day, an annual live conference focusing on topical issues within the area of resolution of business disputes, was held on 21 March 2023 at Little Finlandia in Helsinki.
Disputes Day 2023 focused on the challenges and risks corporates face as a consequence of compliance incidents and criminal conduct and how these challenges and risks are best mitigated.
The event was hosted by Krogerus Dispute Resolution Partners Kirsi Kannaste and Thomas Kolster.
Thank you to all our wonderful guest speakers and event attendees!
Registration and lunch
- Kirsi Kannaste, Head of Dispute Resolution, Krogerus
- Thomas Kolster, Partner, Dispute Resolution, Krogerus
Keynote I: Compliance in 2023: challenges and opportunities
- Suzanne Innes-Stubb, Head of Global Compliance, KONE Corporation
Keynote II: How do modern companies best prepare for cyber threats
- Tomi Tuominen, VP of Security, Wolt
Panel Discussion: I work with M&A/investments. Why should I care about corporate crimes?
- Iikka Moilanen, Principal, Verdane
- Olli Turakainen, Global Compliance Officer, CFE, Cargotec
- Marcus Möller, Partner, Krogerus
- Moderator: Kirsi Kannaste, Partner, Krogerus
Panel discussion: Corporate crimes from the financial sector’s perspective
- Nahale Ståhl-Hallengren, General Counsel, Head of Group Business Support, Nordea
- Louise Engel, Former Head of Group Litigation & Enforcement, Danske Bank
- Ryan Junck, Partner, Head of European Litigation/Controversy Practices and Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime Group, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, Flom & May LLP and Affiliates
- Moderator: Thomas Kolster, Partner, Krogerus
Panel discussion: Is there something we can learn from the other Nordic countries?
- Mia Falk, Counsel, Head of Corporate Crime & Compliance, Vinge
- Ole Spiermann, Partner, Bruun & Hjejle
- Erlend Andreas Methi, Managing Associate, Wiersholm
- Moderator: Kirsi Kannaste, Partner, Krogerus
Closing remarks: How can corporate environments prevent the occurrence of crimes?
- Dr Heli Korkka-Knuts, University Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki
Meet our speakers
Former Head of Group Litigation & Enforcement
Louise Engel is experienced in managing significant financial crime, regulatory enforcement and litigation matters and advising financial institutions so they are equipped to manage the evolving financial crime legal and regulatory landscape. Previous roles include Head of Group Litigation & Enforcement at Danske Bank and Head of Financial Crime Legal at the Royal Bank of Scotland Group.
Head of Corporate Crime & Compliance / Counsel
Mia Falk has been heading Vinge’s Corporate Crime & Compliance practice since 2019. Mia has a background as a Swedish police officer and criminal investigator in the area of corruption and economic crimes. She has also worked as an internal investigator within the United Nations, as a corporate risk consultant at KPMG and has headed the Internal Investigations function within Scania Group.
Head of Global Compliance
An English solicitor by profession, Suzanne has over 25 years’ experience working in law and compliance. Having started her career working for the UK government legal service in London, she subsequently spent 15 years with White & Case in Brussels and Helsinki. She then moved in-house to work at Sanoma before joining KONE in 2017.
Suzanne focused on EU regulatory and competition law issues throughout most of her government and law firm career. As Head of Global Compliance at KONE she leads an international team focusing on code of conduct training and development, investigations, third party due diligence, trade compliance and human rights.
Partner, Head of European Litigation/Controversy Practices and Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime Group
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, Flom & May LLP and Affiliates
Ryan Junck is the head of Skadden’s European litigation/controversy practices and European White Collar Defense and Investigations Group. Mr. Junck represents corporations and individuals in U.S. and multinational regulatory investigations, including those brought by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, state attorneys general and district attorneys, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Federal Reserve, the U.S. Congress and international regulators, such as the Serious Fraud Office.
Mr. Junck is ranked as a leading lawyer in Chambers UK and in the Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime category in The Legal 500 UK.
Kirsi heads Krogerus' Dispute Resolution practice. She specialises in commercial dispute resolution with a particular focus on international arbitration and competition litigation. Kirsi has also valuable experience from advising clients in relation to management liability issues and corporate offences. Kirsi also acts as an arbitrator, and she is an approved mediator for the Finnish Bar Association. Kirsi's sector-specific focus lies in the healthcare and pharmaceuticals market, and she serves as the co-head of our Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals practice area.
Thomas is a dispute resolution lawyer specialised in commercial litigation and arbitration. He has a special focus on disputes relating to the financial sector, M&A and international trade and transport. Thomas also advices customers on trade compliance issues, including AML, export control and sanctions. His knowledge and understanding of the financial sector combined with his extensive work experience from the Finnish courts (including the Finnish Supreme Court) makes him unique on the Finnish legal market.
University Lecturer at the Faculty of Law
University of Helsinki
Dr Heli Korkka-Knuts works as a University Lecturer in criminal and procedural law at the Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki. Her research focuses on corporate criminal liability and corporate sanctions as well as behavioral explanations of corporate misconduct. She is the co-author of Yleinen rikosoikeus (2020, Edita Publishing), which is one of the most established handbooks covering criminal liability doctrine in Finland. Dr Korkka-Knuts has extensive previous private sector experience working as an attorney-at-law in corporate law firms.
Erlend Andreas Methi is a part of Wiersholm's ESG and Compliance team as a Managing Associate. He has particular experience in the field of business and human rights, and he also works with anti-corruption, environmental law and corporate criminal law. In 2022, he was e.g. on the defense team of a Norwegian Municipality, charged with corporate criminal liability following a fatal landslide.
He re-joined Wiersholm in 2021 from the position as a Policy Director at Norway's National Human Rights Institution. He is a member of the Human Rights Committee of the Norwegian Bar Association, and he is e.g. one of the authors of the forthcoming Legal commentary on the new Norwegian Transparency Act on human rights due diligence.
Iikka Moilanen is a Finnish investor working at European tech-enabled growth investor Verdane. He has previous experience from private equity and management consulting and an education in finance. Iikka is passionate about corporate learning and being on the right side of history while investing, excited about enterprise software and ski holidays. He currently serves on the board of four companies of which three Finnish, one Dutch.
Marcus represents clients in Finnish and cross-border corporate transactional assignments and real estate matters. His clients include private equity and real estate investors, financial institutions and leading Nordic and international corporations. Marcus' areas of specialisation include advising clients on their acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, as well as on all types of private equity assignments, including fund formation and day-to-day operations of private investment funds.
Bruun & Hjejle
Ole Spiermann, Partner and Chairman of Bruun & Hjejle’s Board of Directors, is one of Denmark’s leading dispute resolution specialists and one of the most active Supreme Court advocates in Denmark. The financial sector constitutes a main area of work. Ole Spiermann acted as lead partner in the investigations into Danske Bank’s Estonian branch and its past non-resident portfolio.
General Counsel, Head of Group Business Support
• Legal services professional obsessed about the customer perspective
• Experienced strategic leader with 40+ team over 5 countries – passionate about making cross border financial operations hassle free
• 15+ years in the finance industry – energized by the unknown and never wastes a good crisis
Nahale Ståhl Hallengren has worked as a legal professional in Stockholm, New York and Copenhagen within loan products, financial crime prevention and building legal functions that manage legal advisory over a large span of regulatory areas, such as technology, data privacy, AML, competition and antitrust and employment law. She has studied law in the UK, the Nordics and the U.S., and is currently undertaking an Executive MBA at HEC Paris.
VP of Security
Tomi Tuominen is recognized as one of the leading information security professionals in the world. In his more than three decades in the industry, Tomi has trained information security professionals, leadership teams, board members, political leaders as well as journalists. He is currently the VP of Security at Wolt, a Helsinki based technology company.
Tomi has thrice been named one of the Top 100 IT Influencers in Finland and he has published globally recognized security research. The latest research was about vulnerabilities in the physical access control systems used by the hospitality industry.
Tomi is the founder and main organizer of t2 infosec conference, a globally known information security conference.
Global Compliance Officer, CFE
Global Compliance Officer Olli Turakainen works in the Ethics and Compliance team at Cargotec, with responsibility for code of conduct investigations and compliance assessments in M&A transactions. Olli has long and diverse practical experience in international companies such as Deloitte, Microsoft Mobile, Nokia and KPMG.
The conference was held at Little Finlandia, a unique wooden event centre set amid the most beautiful scenery in Helsinki.
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