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

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Day 1 - Panel 3 - 23rd of June 2022, 4:30-5:20 pm (BST)

Identifying the interrelations between corrupt practices and tax abuses: Lessons from beyond Europe

Interactive Table of Contents

  • Panel Introduction: Prof. Diane Ring

  • Presentation 1: Sarah “Poppy” Alexander
    Disabling the enablers: Efforts to stop money laundering gather steam in the United States

  • Presentation 2: Prof. Benja Satula
    Corruption and tax justice in Angola - a summary overview

  • Presentation 3: Dr. Sarah Carrick
    Opposite ends of the grey area – exploring athlete tax avoidance in the UK and Canada

  • Question & Answer Time

Suggested Citation

APA: [Speaker's surname, initial(s)] (2022, June 23). VIRTEU International Final Conference, Panel 3. Video recording at [00:00]. Retrieved from

HARVARD: [Speaker's surname, initial(s)] (2022) VIRTEU International Final Conference, Panel 3. Video recording at [00:00]. Available at:

OSCOLA: [Speaker's name and surname] ‘VIRTEU International Final Conference’, Panel 3 (Corporate Crime Observatory, 23 June 2022), Video recording at [00:00], <>


Chair - Prof. Diane Ring

Diane Ring currently serves as the Interim Dean of Faculty, Professor of Law and the Dr. Thomas F. Carney Distinguished Scholar at Boston College Law. She researches and writes primarily in the field of international taxation, corporate taxation, and ethical issues in tax practice. Her recent work addresses issues including information exchange, tax leaks, international tax relations, sharing economy and human equity transactions, and ethics in international tax. Diane was a consultant for the United Nation’s 2014 project on tax base protection for developing countries, and the U.N.'s 2013 project on treaty administration for developing countries.

Panel 3 - Sarah Poppy Alexander

Sarah “Poppy” Alexander
“Disabling the enablers: Efforts to stop money laundering gather steam in the United States”

Sarah “Poppy” Alexander is a partner in Constantine Cannon’s San Francisco Office. She represents whistleblowers and government entities in qui tam lawsuits in both federal and state courts, as well as under the Internal Revenue Service and Securities and Exchange Commission’s whistleblower programs. Poppy graduated from Harvard Law School, where she was the co-Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and an active member of the Harvard Human Rights Clinic. Poppy holds an M.A. in Political Theory from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. from Yale College.

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Prof. Benja Satula
“Corruption and tax justice in Angola - a summary overview”

Benja Satula serves as vice-rector at the Catholic University of Angola for Scientific Research and University Extension. He holds a Law Degree from the Catholic University of Angola, a Postgraduate Degree in Corporate Criminal Law from the Portuguese Catholic University, and a Master in Legal and Criminal Sciences from the Portuguese Catholic University. He is a Lecturer and Director of the Law Research Centre at the Catholic University of Angola, and a Lawyer. His work includes, inter alia, a focus on compliance and money laundering, and sustainable development.

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Dr. Sarah Carrick
“Opposite ends of the grey area – exploring athlete tax avoidance in the UK and Canada”

Currently a Lecturer at The Manchester Metropolitan University, her research interests range from Sports and Intellectual Property Law to Tax Law. Having completed her LLB at the University of Stirling (Scotland), she continued her studies there, completing her PhD in 2019. Her thesis explored the relationship between athlete image rights and tax avoidance which remains a key part of her research and teachings today.

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