Evelyn Sheehan and Martin De Luca Unpack Transnational Crime Issues at IBA Conference

November 2, 2021

Crime is increasingly transnational: criminals stash proceeds of crime around the world, and suspects are pursued across continents with international arrest warrants. But coordinating cross-border actions is complicated and practitioners must grasp the issues at stake. Kobre & Kim’s Evelyn Sheehan and Martin De Luca will take a deep dive into these topics during the International Bar Association’s (IBA) 23rd Annual Transnational Crime Conference from November 3 to 5, 2021, at The Westin Palace in Madrid, Spain.

Speaking at 9:10 am Madrid time, November 4, Ms. Sheehan will join the panel “Worldwide Trends in Extradition Law.” A former U.S federal prosecutor focusing on criminal law matters before INTERPOL, she will discuss recent trends in global extradition law, including red notices via INTERPOL, paying special attention to cooperation standards, extradition of high-profile individuals and misuse of INTERPOL red notices.

Ms. Sheehan will be joined by session chair Heiko Ahlbrecht of Wessing & Partner and panelists Anke Feenstra of Hertoghs Advocaten; William Julié of WJ Advocats; Pedro Soriano Mendiara of Ramón y Cajal Abogados; Rebecca Niblock of Kingsley Napley; and Vania Costa Ramos of Carlos Pinto de Abreu.

Mr. De Luca, a former U.S. federal prosecutor based in São Paulo who focuses on government enforcement and global asset recovery, will join the panel “Ill-Gotten Gains and Asset Recovery” later the same day at 2:00 pm Madrid time. He will discuss the ways in which victims of bribery and other crimes can freeze and retrieve assets, the procedural instruments – including international treaties – in place, and the practical hurdles facing restitution. 

Joining him will include session co-chairs Simone Nadelhofer of Lalive and Jessica Parker of Corker Binning, as well as Manavendra Mishra of Khaitan & Co; Francesca Pedrazzi of Pedrazzi Scudieri Avvocati; and Fry Wernick of Vinson & Elkins.

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