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VIRTEU
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
The Professionals: Dealing with the Enablers of Economic Crime

On the 21st of July 2021, it was held the VIRTEU International Symposium “The Professionals: Dealing with the Enablers of Economic Crime“. The event aimed at exploring, from both a phenomenological and theoretical point of view, the role of professionals as facilitators of economic crime and conceiving possible responses to address such a phenomenon. 

The event was organized by VIRTEU Special Adviser Prof. Diane Ring, who is Interim Dean and Professor of Law, Boston College Law School at Boston College Law School, the project Principal Investigator, Dr. Costantino Grasso, who is Associate Professor of Law at Manchester Law School and Editor-in-Chief of this Blog, and the Co-Investigator, Dr. Lorenzo Pasculli, who is Associate Head for Research at Coventry Law School.

The Symposium was divided into three interconnected sessions. The video recordings of all sessions of the Symposium are available below.

Suggested Citation

APA: [Speaker's surname, initial(s)] (2021, July 21). VIRTEU International Symposium “The Professionals: Dealing with the Enablers of Economic Crime“. Session I (The Phenomenon), video recording at 27:56. Retrieved from https://www.corporatecrime.co.uk/virteu-symposium-the-professionals.

 

HARVARD: [Speaker's surname, initial(s)] (2021) VIRTEU International Symposium “The Professionals: Dealing with the Enablers of Economic Crime“ [Online]. Session I (The Phenomenon), video recording at 27:56. Available at: https://www.corporatecrime.co.uk/virteu-symposium-the-professionals.

OSCOLA: [Speaker's name and surname] ‘VIRTEU International Symposium “The Professionals: Dealing with the Enablers of Economic Crime“’ (Corporate Crime Observatory, 21 July 2021), Session I (The Phenomenon), video recording at 27:56, <https://www.corporatecrime.co.uk/virteu-symposium-the-professionals>.

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Session I - The Phenomenon
 
 

The first panel (The Phenomenon) opened the event exploring from a phenomenological perspective the various ways in which professionals may play a role in enabling or facilitating tax crimes and potentially interrelated corrupt practices.

The work of the first panel – chaired by Prof. Diane M. Ring – enjoyed contributions from:

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Interactive Table of Contents - Session I (The Phenomenon)
 
 

Session II - The Causes
 
 

The second panel (The Causes) built upon the themes and elements that emerged during the discussion of the first panel in order to explore relevant legal, regulatory, and moral dimensions of professional involvement in such questionable practices.

The panel was chaired by Prof. Andrew Francis, Professor of Law, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of Manchester Law School, and enjoyed contributions from:

Interactive Table of Contents - Session II (The Causes)
 
 

Session III - The Solutions
  

The third panel (The Solutions) built upon the phenomenological and theoretical issues identified during the discussion of the first two panels and discussed the measures currently in place to address such forms of misconduct before considering what improvements could be made.

The panel was chaired by Prof. Diane M. Ring, Interim Dean and Professor of Law at Boston College Law School, and enjoyed contributions from:

  • Prof. Linda Galler, Professor of Law at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law;

  • Jonathan Goldsmith, Solicitor and Member of the Council of the Law Society;

  • Henry J. Grzes, CPA Lead Manager, Tax Practice & Ethics – Public Accounting;

  • Paul D. Scott, Attorney and Founder of Law Offices of Paul D. Scott;

  • Frederica Wilson, Executive Director and Deputy CEO Federation of Law Societies of Canada; and

  • Simone Zancani, Lawyer and Vice-President of the Criminal Law Association of Venice.

Interactive Table of Contents - Session III (The Solutions)
 
 

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For a written summary of the discussion that took place during the VIRTEU International Symposium "The Professionals: Dealing with the Enablers of Economic Crime," please see the relating article by Stephen Holden published on The Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics Blog.