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23rd and 24th of June 2022 / 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm BST

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Day 1 - Panel 1 - 23th of June 2022, 2:20-3:10 pm (BST)

Exploring the interconnections between tax crime and corruption in the EU Member States and UK

Interactive Table of Contents

  • Panel Introduction: Prof. Nicholas Ryder

  • Presentation 1: Dr. Vasileios Petropoulos 
    The interrelation between tax crime and corruption: The Greek experience

  • Presentation 2: Dr. Branislav Hock
    The interconnections between tax crimes and corruption in the United Kingdom

  • Presentation 3: Dr. Pietro Maria Sabella
    Challenges in framing and fighting fiscal corruption in Italy

  • Question & Answer Time

Suggested Citation

APA: [Speaker's surname, initial(s)] (2022, June 23). VIRTEU International Final Conference, Panel 1. Video recording at [00:00]. Retrieved from

HARVARD: [Speaker's surname, initial(s)] (2022) VIRTEU International Final Conference, Panel 1. Video recording at [00:00]. Available at:

OSCOLA: [Speaker's name and surname] ‘VIRTEU International Final Conference’, Panel 1 (Corporate Crime Observatory, 23 June 2022), Video recording at [00:00], <>


Chair - Prof. Nicholas Ryder

Nicholas Ryder is a Professor of Financial Crime at the University of the West of England, Bristol since 2013. His research has been commissioned by the Innovate UK, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), LexisNexis Risk Solutions, the City of London Police Force, ICT Wilmington Risk & Compliance, Universities South West, the France Telecom Group, and the European Social Fund. His main research interests are in financial crime and he has published widely in these areas. Among other papers and volumes, he co-authored "The Law Relating to Financial Crime in the United Kingdom," and, in 2020, the edited collection "Corruption, Integrity and the Law – Global Regulatory Challenges."


Dr. Vasileios Petropoulos 
“The interrelation between tax crime and corruption: The Greek experience”

Vasileios Petropoulos (BA University of Athens; PhD University of Munich, PhD University of Zurich) received his Post-Doc (Habilitation) from the University of Munich in the fields of criminal law, criminal procedure, European and international criminal law and financial criminal law (2010). He served as an academic at the CEGLA Institute of the Buchmann Faculty of Law of the University of Tel Aviv (2010). He has been an academic assistant at the criminal department of the Law School at the University of Athens since 2010, a visiting lecturer at the University Neapolis Pafos since 2015 and an academic tutor at the Hellenic Open University since 2018.


Dr. Branislav Hock
“The interconnections between tax crimes and corruption in the UK”

Dr. Branislav Hock is a Senior Lecturer in Economic Crime at the University of Portsmouth. He is an author of Extraterritoriality and International Bribery: A Collective Action Perspective, Routledge 2020. Branislav has been involved in a broad range of research activities, many have been related to anti-corruption, transnational economic crime, and compliance. Branislav is the founding member of the European Compliance Center. He also worked for a law firm where he was advising on various compliance issues. Branislav worked as a researcher at the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC), where he completed a PhD in anticorruption law.


Dr. Pietro Maria Sabella
“Challenges in framing and fighting fiscal corruption in Italy”

Pietro Maria Sabella is Adjunct Assistant Professor in Criminal Law at Luiss University, he holds a PhD in Law and Business, with a thesis on the individual and corporate criminal liability for tax crimes. He is a member of the European Research Center on Tax Crimes and of the International Association of Penal Law (AIDP). His research focuses on corporate criminal liability, tax and financial crimes, but also cyberterrorism and hate crimes. He is Lawyer in Rome.

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