Tax, Law, and Lobby 2021
Whistleblower Focus
18th Edition | April 20, 2021 | Bucharest | Online
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Tax, Law, and Lobby Conference, now at its 18th edition, is the landmark event for tax and legal professionals in the Romanian industry, that offers a full perspective regarding the latest fiscal and legislation changes that impact the private sector.

Business Review announces the 18th edition of the Tax, Law & Lobby Conference – Focus on Whistleblowing Regulation, its flagship event that offers a full perspective regarding the latest fiscal and legislation changes that impact the private sector. This year’s edition focuses on the particularities of the future legislation regulating whistleblowing activities in Romania and on how local fiscal authorities are dealing with the huge task ahead, helping Romania’s economy and businesses to fight pandemic crisis outcomes.

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WHERE: Mindspace Victoriei, Blvd. Ion Mihalache 15-17
WHEN: Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 13:00-18:00 (GMT+3)

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AGENDA
TAX TRACK

Romania’s economy did fairly well copping with last year’s challenges. What is to be done to keep up with the challenges ahead as the Coronavirus crisis is still ravaging and which are the projected fiscal measures intended to help struggling sectors to survive throughout 2021.

13:00 GMT+3
Panel Discussion

Highlights:
- Latest issues in digitizing the national fiscal administration;
- E-commerce taxation and alternative online payment platforms as a new revenue source for the state budget;
- Cybersecurity in the new fiscal environment;
- Tax collection updates and fiscal fraud management during the pandemic times;
- The key role of complexity in the tax field.

Theodor Artenie
Head of Tax, Noerr
Gabriel Tanase
Partner, Technology & Cyber Security, KPMG in Romania
Andrei Savescu
Founder, JURIDICE.ro
Claudiu Vrinceanu
Moderator
13:45 GMT+3
Keynote Speech
Alexandru Nazare
Romanian Minister of Finance
LEGAL TRACK | KEYNOTES & FIRESIDE CHAT

The new whistleblowing legislation generated an European widespread debate. The two main directions of development are the European one and the American ones, each with its particularities and benefits. What should be the best way to proceed in Romania? We have the arguments from the very people who implemented similar laws in the US and their European counterparts.

14:00 GMT+3
Opening Keynote Speech

Adopting the EU Whistleblowing Directive

Stelian Ion
Minister of Justice
14:15 GMT+3
Keynote Speech
Chuck Grassley
U.S. Senator
14:20 GMT+3
Keynote Speech
Stephen M. Kohn
Chairman, National Whistleblower Center
14:35 GMT+3
Keynote Speech
Bradley Birkenfeld
UBS Whistleblower
14:50 GMT+3
Fireside chat: Can blockchain be the ultimate solution for providing anonymity to whistleblowers if the reward is paid in crypto?
George Rotariu
CEO, Bitcoin Romania
Mike Costache
Sebastian Bodu, JD, MBA, PhD.
Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister of the Romanian Government
15.05 GMT+3
Keynote Speech: New Policy in Asset Recovery Area
Cornel Virgiliu Călinescu
General Director, National Agency for Management of Seized Assets (ANABI)
15:20 GMT+3
Keynote Speech
Sebastian Burduja
Member of the Romanian Parliament
LEGAL TRACK | PANEL DISCUSSIONS
15:35 GMT+3
Panel 1: Financial Rewards for Whistleblowers: Evidences, Arguments & Alternatives
Moderator: Silvia Tabusca
Personal Advisor, Romanian Ministry of Justice
Radu Nicolae
President, Syene Centre for Education
Bogdan Buta
Managing Associate, DLA Piper
Irina Lonean
Lead Researcher, Transparency International Romania
Elena Calistru
President, Funky Citizens
Cosmin Serbanescu
President, National Institute of Internal Control
16:20 GMT+3
Panel 2: Implementing Proper Whistleblowing Programs in the Private & Public Sectors
Moderator: Michael McNeir
CEO, FORUM Financial Advisory & Training
Denisa Simion
Manager Forensic and Integrity Services, Ernst & Young
Oana Piticas
White Collar crime Practice Coordinator, Noerr
Simona Vasile
Tax Partner, KPMG US
Madalin Enache
Senior Partner, Enache Pirtea & Associate
Bogdan Fratiloiu
Compliance Value Partner & Data Protection Officer Romania, Roche Pharma and Diagnostics
17:35 GMT+3
Panel 3: Whistleblowing for Change: How Society Wins When Citizens Report Corruption
Moderator: Mark Worth
Executive Director, Whistleblowing International
Stephen M. Kohn
Chairman, National Whistleblowing Center
Bradley Birkenfeld
UBS Whistleblower
Giancarlo Spagnolo
Professor of Economics, SITE-Stockholm School of Economics and University of Rome II
Jane Turner
FBI Whistleblower
Speakers
Stelian Ion
Minister of Justice
Sebastian Burduja
Member of the Romanian Parliament
Alexandru Nazare
Minister of Finance
Denisa Simion
Manager Forensic and Integrity Services, EY
Silvia Tabusca
Personal Advisor, Romanian Ministry of Justice
Theodor Artenie
Head of Tax, Noerr
Oana Piticaș
White Collar Crime Practice Coordinator, Noerr
Andrei Savescu
Founder, Juridice.ro
Irina Lonean
Lead Researcher, Transparency International Romania
Elena Calistru
President, Funky Citizens
Cornel Virgiliu Călinescu
General Manager, National Agency for Management of Seized Assets (ANABI)
Radu Nicolae
President, Syene Centre for Education
Bogdan Buta
Managing Associate, DLA Piper
Mike Costache
Sebastian Bodu, JD, MBA, PhD.
Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister of the Romanian Government
Cosmin Serbanescu
President, National Institute of Internal Control (INCIR)
Madalin Enache
Senior Partner, Enache Pirtea & Associates
Simona Vasile
Tax Partner, KPMG US
Gabriel Tanase
Partner, Technology & Cyber Security, KPMG in Romania
Bogdan Fratiloiu
Compliance Manager & Data Protection Officer Romania, Roche Pharma and Diagnostics
George Rotariu
CEO, Bitcoin Romania
Chuck Grassley
U.S. Senator
Stephen M. Kohn
Chairman, National Whistleblower Center
Bradley Birkenfeld
UBS Whistleblower, Author of Lucifer's Banker
Jane Turner
FBI Whistleblower
Michael McNeir
CEO, FORUM Financial Advisory & Training
Mark Worth
Executive Director, Whistleblowing International
Giancarlo Spagnolo
Professor of Economics, SITE-Stockholm School of Economics and University of Rome II
Claudiu Vrinceanu
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