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To consider the impact of the investigation and prosecution of fraud offences upon a tax adviser

Event Details:

Speaker : Mr C.K. CHO, Barrister, LLB (Hons.) London CFE, DMS, FCMI, MIMC, MIoD

Date : 24 July 2014 (Thursday)

Time : 7:00pm - 9:00pm (Registration starts at 6:30pm)

Venue : Auditorium, 1/F., Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Language : Cantonese (no simultaneous translation)

CPD Credit : 2 hours

Fee : HK$100-

About the Seminar:

The speaker, an expert in fraud investigation and litigation support, will discuss the relevant rules and procedures relating to the prevention and investigation of fraud and related offences.

Procedural issues such as admissibility of confessions, presumption of innocence, basic human rights of an accused in a criminal proceeding and power to enter and search will be considered.

The objective of this seminar is to critically examine the potential legal and fraud risks connected with the provision of professional advice on tax planning.

In some cases a tax adviser may innocently cross the invisible line between tax avoidance and tax evasion and as a result he or she may be the subject of an investigation of an offence of conspiracy to defraud the Inland Revenue or to cheat public revenue.

The question is when will a professional tax advice become an illegal advice?

At the end of the seminar course you

(a) will have a better understanding of legal rules and procedures of the investigation and prosecution of conspiracy to defraud and related Fraud offences such as fraud, deception and false accounting and certain key criminal law concepts such as dishonesty and intent to defraud;

(b) will learn more about the rights of a suspect in general with specific reference to the presumption of innocence guaranteed by the Basic Law and the Bill of Rights and any exceptions to the general rule and;

(c) will be able to identify the standard and burden of proof in the prosecution of fraud offences under the Theft Ordinance and selected offences under the Inland Revenue Ordinance Theft Ordinance as well as the common law offence of conspiracy to defraud or to cheat public revenue.

Reference will be made to cases in HK and other common law jurisdictions concerning the investigation and prosecution of professional advisers implicated in a conspiracy to defraud.

About the Speaker:

Mr. CK CHO is a UK and Hong Kong qualified barrister. He is an expert consultant in fraud risk management, litigation support; fraud investigations involving multi jurisdictions; and personal data privacy.

He and his team of fraud investigators at CK CHO Limited provide front-line support to corporate clients in Asia.

Mr. CHO also lectures in commercial law at local and overseas universities.

Mr. CHO is former President of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Hong Kong Chapter. He is also a Privacy Adviser of Hong Kong Privacy Academy.

CPD Hours:

Completed CPD hours will be granted to attendees who have attended a full session of seminar. For those who have not attended full session, the number of CPD hours will be discounted accordingly. For the exact recognition of the CPD hours, please check with the respective Institute or Association.

Bad Weather Arrangement:

This event may be cancelled or re-scheduled when typhoon no.8 or black rainstorm warning is hoisted. Please refer to our website for the arrangement.


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