Date(s) - 18 June
12:00 - 13:30
The legal perspective: corruption
Is the maritime sector overly vulnerable to corruption? Most commercial activities in the industry are international and each regime has different regulations, does this promote corruption? If you are asked to insure or negotiate in the industry how likely is it, that you’re caught in corruptive deals? What can service providers in the maritime industry do to shield their clients from these risks?
Per the 1st of June 2021, the European Public Prosecutor’s Office starts investigating corruption, which will bring more focus towards corruption crime fighting. Meanwhile, in maritime, the massive explosion in the port of Beirut last year, was founded by corruption and bribes, claim New York Times reporters. The Sri Lankan coast is now endangered by the loss of the MV X-Press Pearl carrying highly dangerous liquid, that was allowed into anchorage after being turned away by other ports.
Many Dutch companies are active in the maritime sector but are they aware of the risks of corruption and its consequences? In this interactive talk show, you can ask your questions live to our panelists, Prof. Richard Staring (Criminologist –Erasmus School of Law), Mr. Erik Witjens (Mount law) and Mr. Emiel de Joode (Ten Holter Noordam Advocaten).
NB. If a Dutch public prosecutor is made aware of (perceived) irregularities, this can lead to very substantial fines.
Emiel de Joode and Erik Witjens will give a presentation that incorporates two distinct perspectives. Erik Witjens will describe why maritime companies are vulnerable to accusations of corruption. He will illustrate this with well-known cases and will explain flaws in day to day operations that could eventually lead to prosecution.
Emiel de Joode will follow this up with a number of – even more important – insights in how to deal with project personnel entangled in these kinds of activities, and how to manage and prevent these risks in an organization.
The button will open a Zoom meeting (Meeting ID: 945 8625 8240 | Passcode: 704739)