Compliance & Risk Journal - Contributors

The following persons have contributed an article to a recent edition of Compliance & Risk:




Peter Green Partner Morrison Foerster

Peter Green
Morrison Foerster




Peter Green focuses primarily on structured credit and structured products transactions. He represents investment banks, issuers, investors and other providers of financial services in relation to public offerings and private placements of debt instruments. Mr. Green has advised in relation to the unwinding and restructuring of a number of such transactions.Mr. Green's experience includes advising in relation to collaterialised debt obligations (both true sale and synthetic structures), other securitisation transactions, asset backed commercial paper programmes for European and U.S. issuers, CPPI transactions and other matters involving structured derivatives. He has acted for arrangers, lead managers, portfolio managers, issuers and investors, advising on both the legal and regulatory aspects of such transactions.

He has also acted for other service providers, including trustees. Such work has involved advising the trustee of CDO transactions subject to an Event of Default in respect of the unwinding and/or restructuring of such transactions.

Mr. Green is a contributor to Covered Bonds Handbook, published by Practising Law Institute (2010). Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Green was a partner with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London from 2000 to 2007.




Rose Parlane Senior Associate Mcguirewoods

Rose Parlane
Senior Associate
McGuireWoods LLP




Rose Parlane represents both domestic and foreign clients on a range of general commercial litigation, arbitration and regulatory matters. Ms. Parlane is a member of the firm’s anticorruption group and has been involved in the conduct of U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practice Act investigations for clients with operations in Eastern Europe and Africa. Ms. Parlane advises clients on how to implement and update their anticorruption compliance programmes.

Ms. Parlane’s litigation experience includes acting for both corporate and private clients on a variety of complex contract, fraud, tort and trust claims, with an emphasis on multijurisdictional disputes. Many of the cases Ms. Parlane has been involved in have required the obtaining and defending of freezing orders, worldwide asset tracing and enforcement. Ms. Parlane has been involved in arbitration proceedings before the LCIA and SCC.



Keith Read, European Knowledge Director, LRN

Keith Read
European Knowledge



Keith Read is an award-winning thought leader and expert in compliance, ethics and governance. He was formerly the Group Director of Compliance and Ethics for BT (British Telecom) in London and is a past winner of the Compliance Register’s Best Compliance Officer award, when he also won the Best Compliance Company award. He was subsequently the subject of a full-page Daily Telegraph national press article - 'Compliance and Science'.

He has an innovative and practical approach to compliance, using techniques such as 'Compliance not Complacence' - whilst recognising the 'Cost of Compliance'. His most recent Whitepaper - 'The Compliance Covenant' - was the featured article in Compliance and Ethics Professional, the US’s leading industry journal, and takes a new and highly original approach to the challenge facing all compliance officers; that of changing the significant ‘push’ needed to deliver and maintain an effective compliance programme into employee ‘pull’.

Keith is a frequently-requested international speaker, drawing on his wide-ranging practical experience of compliance, including the Bribery Act and Anti-Bribery and Corruption. His thought-provoking ideas and infectious enthusiasm appeal to diverse compliance, ethics and governance audiences, and readers, worldwide.



Laura Scaife, Hill Dickinson LLP

Laura Scaife
Hill Dickinson LLP



Laura Scaife an innovative thinker in the field of Social Media and has been extensively published on matters concerning compliance with e-commerce issues arising out of the Office of Fair Trading and Advertising Standard Agency guidelines as well as online revenue generation, sponsorship, advertising, defamation, electronic communications based offences, hate speech, privacy, effective dispute settlement, business crisis management and reputational management.

She has produced recommendations for the legal sector, sports industry and businesses generally on the effective and compliant use of social media which have been delivered through seminars and featured in industry accredited, legal and journalistic publications.

Laura has also appeared on BBC One North West Tonight discussing social media law and its implications for users and the press. Laura is a contributing author to Modern Financial Regulation, published by Jordan’s (2013).



Vivian Robinson Partner Mcguire Woods

Vivian Robinson
McGuireWoods LLP



Vivian Robinson advises clients on the impact of the U.K. Bribery Act, as well as white collar crime matters involving global fraud or corruption, including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. As former first General Counsel to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Mr. Robinson led the development of the SFO’s enforcement policy under the U.K. Bribery Act. He also served as the SFO’s primary liaison to the public and the business community, alerting them to the Bribery Act’s requirements at conferences from London and New York to Brazil, Brussels, Switzerland and Germany.

Since joining McGuireWoods he has continued this process, presenting and giving guidance on the UK Bribery Act in the United States, Ireland, Slovenia, Holland, India, Sweden, Hungary, Romania and Ghana.


Bridget Treacy, Partner, Hunton & Williams

Bridget Treacy
Hunton & Williams




Bridget Treacy leads the UK Data Protection and Outsourcing practice at international law firm Hunton & Williams. She has built considerable expertise in advising on domestic and international data protection issues, particularly in the context of cross-border outsourcing and technology transactions.

Bridget's transactional background has ensured that her data protection advice to clients is centred on achieving practical, rather than merely theoretical, solutions to their privacy issues.







Barry Vitou
Head of Internal
Pinsent Masons LLP


Barry Vitou is a partner who specializes in corporate risk and assurance. He provides strategic advice to the Boards of public and privately held companies on mitigating bribery and corruption risk, anti-money laundering and associated investigations. Barry represents corporates considering an approach to, or in discussions with, the Serious Fraud Office with whom he maintains close ties.

Barry acts for clients seeking an agreed civil resolution to identified corruption and fraud with regulators (including the FSA) and prosecutors in addition to defending clients facing prosecution. He has successfully represented clients subjected to criminal and civil investigation into allegations of corruption, obtaining negotiated settlements with regulators and prosecution authorities in multiple jurisdictions. Barry is a regular speaker on reducing corruption risk and the Bribery Act. He co-authors, the leading free on-line resource for the UK Bribery Act, with Richard Kovalevsky QC, renowned silk for corporate crime.


Lara Zellick Senior Associate Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Lara Zellick
Senior Associate
Freshfields Bruckhaus




Lara Zellick advises on a broad range of employment issues in both a contentious and non-contentious context. She has recently advised on the enforceability of restrictive covenants, recruitment and remuneration strategies for key employees (including the implications of the FSA’s Remuneration Code), redundancy and alternatives to redundancy and unfair and constructive dismissal. She has also assisted clients with the formulation and drafting of their employment policies, service agreements and compromise agreements.










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