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The first edition of Whistleblowing Summit International is already over.

During the conference we focused on the implementation of whistleblowing regulations in different countries, and in an international group of companies.

Whistleblowing Summit International is for you, especially if you:

  • run your own company,
  • are the manager of a public entity
  • are an auditor or internal controller,
  • are responsible for the following areas: HR, law, compliance, information security, IT systems, risk management, quality management, ethics,

or you are simply looking for substantive knowledge about whistleblowing and whistleblowers.

The conference takes place online, and is free of charge for participants.


Implementation of whistleblowing regulations in an international group of companies

*time zone CET

Challenges faced by companies implementing whistleblowing regulations in an international group

1. Germany (Legal): Frederik Kopp

2. Spain (Legal): Rafael San Bruno

3. Italy (Legal): Maria Hilda Schettino

4. France (Legal): Hugues Boissel Dombreval 

5. Poland (Tech): Adam Wódz

​Coffee break

Local conditions in different EU countries 

1. Report on Germany: Frederik Kopp

2. Report on France: Hugues Boissel Dombreval 

3. Report on Italy: Maria Hilda Schettino

4. Report on Spain: Rafael San Bruno

​Coffee break

Whistleblowing in Poland
Klaudia Kamińska-Kiempa, Łukasz Napiórkowski

1. Current regulations

2. Implementation from a labour law perspective

3. Sharing resources

prof. Grzegorz Makowski, Stefan Batory Foundation, Warsaw School of Economics (SGH)

4. Citizens’ bill on the protection of whistleblowers

Coffee break

Whistleblowing channel – technical challenges associated with sharing resources & GDPR issues

1. Poland: Jarosław Kamiński, Adam Wódz

2. E-nform: Rafał Hryniewicz

3. Italy: Martina Ortillo

Coffee break

Internal investigation – Germany: Frederik Kopp, Alisa Marie Stohrer

1. Case study

2. Labour law perspective

Summary of Whistleblowing Summit International


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Hugues Boissel Dombreval 

Attorney at Law, Associate Partner, France

He is a member of the Paris Bar and of the New York Bar. He heads the Compliance, Competition & Investigations Department at Rödl & Partner with Jean-Yves Trochon.

He advises a wide range of clients (SMEs, listed companies) on all their compliance obligations: ethics and anti-corruption, competition, international trade, ESG & CSR, AML, as well as corporate law and M&A.

Hugues holds a Master's degree in private law (Paris I) and a Bachelor of Laws (King's College London). He is also a graduate of McGill University (LLM) and Université Paris II Assas (Compliance Officer).

Areas of expertise: compliance, competition law, ESG & CSR, AML. 

​Rafał Hryniewicz
Board President of E-nform

Certified crime analyst, internal controller, internal auditor of ISO 27001 standard. Expert and instructor on whistleblowing, crime analysis and counteracting corruption and conflicts of interest. Co-author of books on whistleblowing and the first post-graduate programme dedicated to this topic in Poland. Lecturer at the Poznan University of Economics, Warsaw Management University. Chief Operating Officer of Centrum Bezpieczeństwa Informatycznego, an IT security company, in 2018–2021.

Built and managed the internal control and internal security division of the Polish Centre for Testing and Certification PCBC S.A. in 2016–2018. Served almost 20 years in the police and secret service before.

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Jarosław Kamiński

Attorney at Law, Associate Partner, Poland

He is specialized in personal data protection and new technologies and M&A expert. He entered in the register of Attorneys at Law of the District Bar Association in Warsaw, lead auditor ISO 27001, internal auditor ISO 9001. Engaged in legal and financial procedures within due diligence projects, advisory in the area of commercial and corporate law, real property law, contract law and intellectual property law.

Areas of expertise: commercial law, corporate law, real property law, contract law, copyright law, personal data protection, M&A.

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Klaudia Kamińska-Kiempa

Attorney at Law, Manager, Poland

Labor Law and Compliance Manager. She is specialized in labor law consulting, GDPR consulting, HR law consulting, consulting for investment and restructuring enterprises, legal assistance in the implementation of compliance procedures. Klaudia Kamińska-Kiempa is listed at the District Bar Association in Cracow. She is conducting numerous trainings in the field of labor law and Compliance. Author of numerous publications and articles. 

Areas of expertise: labor law, compliance consulting, litigation, GDPR.

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Attorney at Law, Associate, Germany

Part of the Rödl & Partner Bielefeld Compliance and Data Protection Team since 2021. Legal advice to medium-sized companies and international corporate groups in the area of compliance (HinSchG, Internal Investigations, Supply Chain Act, compliance management, cyber attacks) and data protection (appointment as external data protection officer, employee data protection, data protection management systems, data protection due dilligance, international data transfer). Legal advice to start-ups. Lecturer at the DHBW Ravensburg for IT law.

Areas of expertise: compliance advice, data protection law, IT Law (Cyber Attacks), StartUp advice.

prof. Grzegorz Makowski

Professor of sociology at the Warsaw School of Economics, expert of the ideasForum (and former director of the Public Integrity Program) at the Stefan Batory Foundation.
Earlier, between 2003 and 2013 senior analyst and head of the Civil Society Program at the Institute of Public Affairs. For years involved in many academic research and non-governmental advocacy projects related to civil society, citizens participation and anti-corruption policies. Since 2012 involved in various research and advocacy activities focused on problems of corruption in public procurement and strengthening whistleblowers’ protection in Poland and Europe. Initiator and co-author of the Polish citizens’ bill on whistleblowers’ protection. Cooperates closely with Transparency International. ​

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Łukasz Napiórkowski

Attorney at Law, Manager, Poland

He is expert in corporate & compliance, specialist in AML/CFT and whistleblowing. He is also familiar with a broad range of tax laws, entered in the register of Attorneys at Law of the District Bar Association in Warsaw and compliance and AML analyst (completed post-graduate course). Author of numerous publications and articles. Engaged in long-standing support for businesses in commercial and corporate law and serving clients from German-speaking countries.

Areas of expertise: commercial law, corporate law, AML/CTF, M&A, tax law.

Martina Ortillo

Attorney at Law, Manager, Italy

Martina Ortillo assists Italian and multinational companies on Information Technology and Privacy aspects relating to various specific areas, in collaboration with the Corporate, M&A, Labor Law, Intellectual Property and Litigation departments, in particular providing assistance with regards to commercial operations and the contractual profiles connected to the protection of personal data, also in relation to websites and apps, cookies, marketing and e-commerce activities, data transfers abroad. Author of various publications, conferences and webinars, Martina obtained a degree in law from the University of Milan in 2010, as well as from the University of Oviedo (Spain). Member of the Bar Association in Milan.

Areas of expertise: Privacy, Data Protection, Cybersecurity

Rafael San Bruno

Attorney at law, Associate Partner, Spain

Rafael is member of the Madrid bar Association, having studied law at the University Complutense in Madrid. He is representing the needs and issues of our clients in the litigation and compliance departments, proceeding with professionalism and great passion in different trials for companies from all kinds of industries. 

His experience ranges from civil and commercial litigation to company law, contractual relationship and disputes to trademark, IP and competition law. At the same time he uses actively the possibilities of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and is a specialist in bankruptcy and insolvency, economic criminal law proceeding and international private law. Rafael is responsible for the Italian Desk of Rödl & Partner in Spain and speaks fluently Spanish, Italian and English. 

His areas of expertise are: Litigation, commercial law, company law, contractual relations, competition law

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Maria Hilda Schettino

Attorney at Law, Senior Associate, Italy

After graduating in Law at the University “Federico II” of Naples, she gained a Second Level Master’s Degree in Corporate Criminal Law at LUISS Guido Carli in Rome and the Diploma of the National School of Specialisation for Corporate Lawyers (AIGI) in Milan.
Member of the Bar Association in Naples, she joined Rödl & Partner in 2019, where she focuses on corporate criminal law, compliance, and sustainability. 

She is the author of numerous publications on corporate criminal law and compliance, as well as a speaker at conferences and post-graduate masters’ courses.

Areas of expertise: Corporate Criminal Law, Compliance and Sustainability.

​Alisa Marie Stohrer

Manager Forensic Services, Germany

Part of the Rödl & Partner Stuttgart Forensic Services Team since November 2023. She has many years of experience in conducting internal investigations to clarify fraudulent business activities and breaches of compliance (e.g., fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, sanction violations). 

Prior to this role, she served as a Compliance Officer for a leading international company specialising in security technology. Alisa also held the position of an Intelligence Investigator at one of the largest financial institutions in Germany. 

She holds a Master’s degree (M.Sc.) in business management. 

Areas of expertise: Internal investigations, Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering (AML).

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Adam Wódz

CISSP, QSA, ASV, Information and IT security specialist, Poland

Specialising in information and data security in IT systems for over 25 years. Experienced auditor, pentester, social engineering tester. Author of many articles, webinars and training courses, speaker at many industry conferences.

Co-founder of the Polish branch of Symantec. Former member of the management board of ISSA Poland and head of the security group for customers of electronic banking services within the “Banking Technology Forum” initiative of the Polish Bank Association. Co-author of the technological and legal methodology for verifying compliance with GDPR as well as security and anonymity of whistleblowing systems.

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