The IBSA Middle East have pleasure in inviting you to join Mr. Dominique Raphael Lecocq and Ms. Hooriya Qazal Rajput of lecocqassociate, together with Nico Van Bockstal of Vistra, for a morning discussion group meeting explaining how, in the context of increasing regulatory compliance requirements, your appearance on the internet can have an impact on your banking and commercial relationships.
In a time where the internet dominates and controls our business and personal reputations; it has become increasingly vital for us to ensure that we seek proactive measures to control and manage the contents of our business and personal lives appearing online. This is crucial so as to avoid facing difficulties in managing and conducting day-to-day banking and commercial relations, particularly with respect to the appearance of any misleading and incorrect data appearing on the internet and/or stored on various databases used globally for checking overall banking and commercial profiles.
This meeting will provide you with a brief overview of what financial services provider or similar counterparties look for when conducting due diligence; the link and impact of your appearance on the internet during the due diligence process; and possible pro-active measures which may assist in ensuring that your appearance online and on various databases is correct and updated.
Networking opportunity among the attendees will be provided following the discussion, offering the occasion to meet fellow members and their guests. This event is free to IBSA members and carries a nominal charge of AED 100 for invited guests.
This event carries 1.5 hrs of CPD accreditation.
Hooriya Qazal is a partner at lecocqassociate. She completed her Bachelors of Law from the University of London in 2011 and is pursuing a Post Graduate Diploma in Mutual Fund Management from FitzWilliam Group, London.
Prior to joining lecocqassociate in 2011, Hooriya was an intern at Afridi & Angell in Dubai, United Arab Emirates where she conducted legal research on UAE Labour Law, Commercial Companies Law and Islamic finance products. She has also interned at Vellani & Vellani, Naeem ur Rahaman Associates and Surridge & Beecheno in Karachi, Pakistan where she gained exposure to the areas of trademarks and intellectual property law, competition law, inheritance law and constitution law. At lecocqassociate arabia DMCC, Hooriya handles the structuring and incorporation of financial and non-financial companies aiming to establish their presence in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) and mainland Dubai. Her areas of practice include drafting various corporate and commercial documentation, as well as structuring of Cayman Islands’ collective investment schemes, joint ventures and reputation management.
On behalf of lecocqassociate arabia DMCC, she regularly publishes articles related to her practice areas and attends conferences on wealth management, employment law, anti-money laundering and compliance. Hooriya Qazal is a member of the Sindh Bar Council, the International Bar Association and a Committee Member of IBSA – Dubai Chapter.
Dominique Lecocq is a partner at lecocqassociate. He was admitted to practice in Switzerland. He graduated from the School of Law of the University of Geneva in 1999 and obtained a Master of Laws in Securities and Financial Regulation from Georgetown University in 2005.
Before founding lecocqassociate, Dominique Lecocq served with the London office of Radcliffes Solicitors, in 1998. In 1999 he worked as a foreign associate with Pinheiro Neto, Advogados, in São Paulo, Brazil. From 2000 to 2004, he joined the Regulatory and Capital Market Practice Group of Pestalozzi law firm in Geneva and Zurich as an associate. In 2005, he interned with the Commodities Futures Trading Commission in Washington DC. Finally, from 2005 to 2007, he served with the Corporate Finance and Regulatory Practice Group of Schellenberg Wittmer, in Geneva. He founded lecocqassociate in 2007, which now has three offices: a law firm in Geneva, and an advisory presence in Malta and in the United Arab Emirates.
Dominique Lecocq is a member of the Geneva Bar Association, the Swiss Bar Association and a Committee Member of the IBSA – Dubai Chapter. He continuously publishes in the regulatory banking and insurance as well as the collective investment schemes fields.
Nico Van Bockstal is heading the Governance, Risk, Compliance and Finance consultancy team based from Vistra’s Dubai and Abu Dhabi offices. These services are offered to financial services professionals located in the Dubai International Financial Centre, Abu Dhabi Global Markets, United Arab Emirates and other GCC countries.
Nico is part of the Vistra family, since Vistra’s acquisition of Total Solutions Middle East Limited. Nico joined Total Solutions in 2008 and contributed in the development and expansion of its compliance consultancy business.
Prior to moving to Dubai, Nico was head of compliance for Societe Generale Private Banking Belgium and Bank J. Van Breda & Co, both based in Belgium. Nico holds a Master of Law degree issued by KU Leuven Belgium. Nico also holds a European Master in Labour Sciences (UCL Belgium – University Toulouse1 France) and a Law Teaching Degree (KUL Belgium). He also completed several compliance and risk management professional qualifications issued by several organizations.
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