Cristian Francos

Jonathan Mattout

Business Crime Committee

The Business Crime Committee's primary objective is to provide a forum for members to meet and discuss, address and advocate on core and recently developing white collar issues. The Committee works with the Criminal Law Committee and the Anti-Corruption Committee to form the Criminal Law Section

About the Committee

The Business Crime Committee's primary objective is to provide a forum for members to meet and discuss, address and advocate on core and recently developing white collar issues. The Committee's goal is also to promote awareness within the business community and among transactional lawyers of the growing significance of novel criminal defence tactics.

The Committee has recently been focusing on the new trends of international cooperation in criminal matters. Other topics covered in recent seminars and conferences include discussions on money laundering issues, cyber crime, internal investigation challenges and strategies, and on the new legal framework designed to combat bribery and corrupt practices in international business transactions.

Membership benefits include:

  • Full access to the Committee’s website with the opportunity to publish articles, guidelines and reports and to send contributions for publication in the Criminal Law and Business Crime Newsletter, providing an update on the key legal developments of interest around the world
  • Being part of a network of lawyers who work in the business crime field
  • An easy way of keeping up-to-date with developments and increasing knowledge in this area
  • The opportunity to find referral to attorneys and experts in foreign jurisdictions

Forthcoming conferences and webinars View All Conferences


The origin and legislative evolution of whistleblowing in the Italian legal system

This article considers the adoption of legislation to protect whistleblowing in Italy, following international recommendations and obligations. The articles considers the history of whistleblowing legislation in Italy, before detailing Legislative Decree No 24.

Released on Mar 20, 2024

When arbitration meets crime – Inaugural conference, São Paulo 2024

January 2024 saw the first When arbitration meets crime Conference, held in São Paulo, Brazil and co-presented by the IBA Arbitration Committee, the IBA Business Crime Committee, the IBA Criminal Law Committee, the IBA Asset Recovery Committee the IBA Litigation Committee and the IBA Latin America Regional Forum.

Released on Feb 27, 2024

IBA Criminal Law Section at the 2023 IBA Annual Conference, Paris

The IBA’s Annual Conference took place between 29 October and 3 November 2023 in Paris, France. As always, the Conference – the IBA’s largest event with some 10,000 participants from the legal profession – was a great opportunity to catch up with acquaintances and forge new links within the criminal law community and beyond.

Released on Feb 27, 2024

Early detection and reporting of frauds in India: widening the regulatory net

The past few decades have witnessed a widespread improvement in investor confidence and positive market sentiment, catapulting India’s image as a global investment hub. While the government’s policy initiatives, such as ‘Make in India’ liberalising Foreign Direct Investment in over 25 sectors, aim to catalyse ease of doing business, recent amendments to regulations, such as Indian Penal Code 1860, the Companies Act 2013, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 and the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988, are enablers in preserving the economic reputation of the country by effectively tackling fraud, corruption, bribery and serious white-collar crimes.

Released on Sep 03, 2023

Subcommittees and other groups

The Business Crime Committee also coordinates the activities of the following subcommittees/working groups.

  • Business Crime Committee Advisory Board
  • Industrial Espionage and Business Intelligence Working Group