The IFG Strategic Advisory Board was first convened in November 2020, bringing together a wealth of diverse expertise and experience from across the globe to advise the International Fraud Group on development and growth.
Lluís Carreras del Rincón
Bufete Carreras Llansana (Spain) Chairman of the SAB
Lluís has been a lawyer since 1984 and is a member of the “Colegio de la Abogacía de Barcelona”. He has been a sole practitioner since 2017. His firm, “Bufete Carreras Llansana”, was founded by his father and specialises in civil, commercial and criminal litigation. He has been a member of the International Fraud Group since 1997. He is a Member and Former Chairman of the European Lawyers Associations, and a founding member of the British Spanish Law Association.
Lluís regularly appears as an expert witness on Spanish law before the UK Courts. He is also a Professor at the ESADE Law School (Universitat Ramon Llull – Barcelona) and trustee of the Board of Fundación Bancaria La Caixa and the Board of Fundació Codespa. He is President of the Spanish Red Cross in Sant Cugat del Vallés (Barcelona) and Vice-President of the same organisation in the province of Barcelona.
Stefan D. Cassella
Asset Forfeiture Law, LLC (USA)
As a federal prosecutor, Stefan D. Cassella was one of the federal government’s leading experts on asset forfeiture and money laundering law for over thirty years. He now serves as an expert witness and consultant to law enforcement agencies and the private sector as the CEO of AssetForfeitureLaw, LLC.
As a Deputy Chief of the Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section and later as the Chief of the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Baltimore, Maryland, Mr. Cassella litigated some of the Government’s most significant forfeiture and money laundering cases and drafted many of the federal forfeiture and money laundering statutes.
Chief Advisor, (Jersey)
Helen established Sator Regulatory Consulting Ltd in May 2009, retiring from it in September 2020 after 11 years. She has extensive regulatory experience in both onshore and offshore financial services environments. Helen has been appointed financial sector expert in three IMF/FATF8 jurisdictional evaluations (Aruba, Ghana, Austria) and acted as moderator of four more. The firm has been selected for a number of excellence awards including best Channel Islands Consulting Firm, and Helen has also been awarded “Power Woman” status in the London City Wealth Awards.
Current AML/CFT/PPWMD non-client facing mandates include sitting on the National Risk Assessment (NRA) Working Group and Jersey Finance Limited AML/CFT/PPWMD Onboarding Working Party. They were also appointed by the Chief Ministers Office to write the NRA sections on ID&V, Legal Persons, Legal Arrangements and Other Registries (i.e. Aircraft and Shipping).
Margarita "Tats" Y. Locsin (Chan) (Singapore)
Founding Member, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry Singapore
Margarita is a seasoned communications and business development strategist with over 23 years of significant multinational and multi-regional work experience in business development, corporate communications, marketing communications, government, media and public relations, crisis and reputation management, branding and Corporate Social Responsibility.
Margarita is also an active member of the Financial Women’s Association of Singapore (of which she is a former director), Chairperson of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (PCCI) Philippine-Singapore Business Council, as well as playing an active role with the Philippine Embassy and the Filipino community in Singapore.
PT MAIN PACIFIC INVESTMENT INDONESIA (Indonesia)
Robert has more than 35 years’ experience in Asia providing a range of business and investment consultancy services primarily in Australia, the Philippines and Indonesia. He is the founder, owner and President Director of PT. Main Pacific Investment Indonesia, which provides a wide range of professional advisory services to both local and International companies.
Robert was appointed the Australia representative of KADIN – The Indonesia Chambers of Commerce in February 2004 reporting directly to the Chairman, and remains very active in promoting investments from Australia and the Philippines into Indonesia. He is also the Deputy Chairman of APAPC (The Asia Pacific Association of Political Consultants), and a member of IAPC (The International Association of Political Consultants).
Via recent approval by President Joko Widodo, Robert has been sworn in as an Indonesian Citizen.
Peter is a highly successful special situations investment professional with a very strong investment, restructuring and litigation track record across several developing and developed markets. He has extensive experience of commercial, insolvency/fraud, and sovereign litigation across a wide variety of matters (debt restructuring, appraisal actions, partnerships, trusts, fraud, asset recovery, and expropriation) in several different jurisdictions and forums (UK High Court, Delaware Chancery, Gibraltar, BVI, LCIA, ICSID, UNCITRAL, US Federal Bankruptcy and several emerging markets).
Peter has also completed numerous $1.0bn+ investment banking transactions, and has extensive investment management experience in the US, UK, Continental Europe, Latin America, CEE and CIS.
Jonathan M Winer
Law Offices of Jonathan M Winer Washington, D.C.
Jonathan M. Winer has been a journalist, litigator, Senate counsel, investigator, diplomat, regulatory lawyer, international consultant, expert witness, and authority on legal issues involving the transit of information, goods, services, and people across national borders. He provides strategic counsel and solutions for domestic and international clients faced with complex cross-border compliance and enforcement issues affected by the political, policy and legal decisions that are made in Washington, D.C.
His clients have included governments, multilateral organizations, financial institutions, companies facing crises and people seeking practical strategic counsel on law and policy. His work has taken him from the United States to Canada, Latin America, Europe, the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, North Africa and East Asia.
Adrian Leppard CBE, QPM, MBA
Ret. Commissioner City of London Police (UK)
Adrian served 32 years as a police officer completing his career in 2016 as the Commissioner of the City of London Police. As the UK policing lead for fraud & Cyber crime, he led the forces five hundred strong specialist Economic Crime Directorate, working alongside the UK National Crime Agency and Government’s Security Services, to investigate the most serious national fraud and cyber-crime affecting the UK. He has provided evidence to Parliamentary Select Committees and is a regular speaker at industry forums focussing on addressing fraud, cyber-crime and money laundering.
He is a Director for a London based Cyber Security firm and a member of the strategic advisory board for ‘Black Cube’, a global company specialising in complex asset tracing and corporate investigations.
Ruth Dearnley OBE
CEO of STOP THE TRAFFIK
STOP THE TRAFFIK is a pioneer in human trafficking prevention. Working to unite people around the world by inspiring, informing, equipping, and mobilising communities to know what human trafficking is, know how to identify it and know how to respond appropriately if they saw it. By utilising the power of people and technology, STOP THE TRAFFIK is working to prevent human trafficking globally through our innovative intelligence-led approach. By shining a light on this hidden crime, and by empowering communities and businesses, we can change the environment and increase the risk to the trafficker and the safety of the vulnerable.
Ruth Dearnley OBE has taken STOP THE TRAFFIK from an idea to an organisation with global impact. She reshapes the conventional and reimagines the way the world can work better. Her love of people and their stories combined with her belief in technology allows her to bring together the people who can be part of creating the solution. Ruth sees the future early and builds what is necessary for today.
Kevin D. J. Lee
Barrister, Prince's Chambers (Hong Kong)
Kevin Lee is a Korean-born British lawyer and academic who is a barrister and arbitrator at Prince’s Chambers. Kevin is a specialist in civil and criminal fraud law as well as general civil litigation, perhaps best known for his work on legally and factually complex cases.
As a Korean-born British barrister, Kevin has a unique breadth of expertise and experience in Korean matters, and regularly acts in disputes involving Korean clients, particularly those with an international dimension and where both commercial and criminal elements are present. He has particular experience of advising on and acting in, disputes involving banking and financial services, company law, competition law, shipping and international trade, insurance, and reinsurance, and securities regulatory, and regularly acts on behalf of Hong Kong and Korea-listed companies.
Since 2019, Kevin has served as a legal advisor to the President of South Korea at the Peaceful Unification Advisory Council (PUAC) to advise the Korean Government on international law and foreign policy in its ongoing effort to achieve peaceful unification with North Korea.