20th Annual IBA Anti-Corruption Conference

12 Jun - 13 Jun 2024

Session information

Panel eight - The intersection of national security and anti-corruption enforcement


The scourge of corruption provokes public indignation, which can lead to social unrest and even insurrections. Corruption also contributes to the growth of international security threats by facilitating organised crime, terrorist activities and other national security threats. Panellists will delve into the intersection of corruption and national security, including existing legal and organisational impediments that national security and law enforcement agencies face. In addition, the panel will address the role of and challenges encountered by big tech companies when receiving requests from national security agencies and law enforcement for information related to customer accounts, such as email and social media. Panellists also will address risks posed by corruption in the context of the procurement of critical infrastructure, as well as the importance of combating corruption as a means of maintaining governmental integrity and upholding the rule of law, which in turn are crucial for safeguarding security.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Stephane Eljarrat Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; North American Regional Representative, Anti-Corruption Committee


Bogdan Bibicu WOLF THEISS Rechtsanwälte GmbH & Co KG, Bucharest, Romania; Regional Representative Eastern Europe, Anti-Corruption Committee
Leonel Pereznieto del Prado Creel Garcia-Cuellar Aiza y Enriquez, Mexico City, Mexico; Regional Representative Latin America, Anti-Corruption Committee
Rhea Siers Teneo Risk Advisory, Bethesda, Maryland, USA