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Wednesday, March 20 • 14:30 - 16:00
Residency for Sale? Mitigating 'Golden Visa' Abuse

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Golden visas have long offered foreign citizens residence rights in exchange for local investment opportunities. Otherwise known as “resident-by-investment and citizenship-by-investment schemes” (RBI/CBI schemes), these programmes generate substantial funds with important implications for the economy of countries around the world. In recent years however, these schemes have been called into question because of their exposure to abuse and exploitation by those with funds obtained under dubious means, and have become victim to corruption risks and other serious economic crimes. These risks include buying protection to avoid criminal convictions, tax evasion and money laundering.
This session will discuss the corruption risks undermining RBI/CBI schemes, and explore how governments can better mitigate these risks using appropriate policy responses.

See the scoping note: oe.cd/golden-visas    

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Nicola Bonucci

Director, Legal Affairs and the Coordinator for Accession, OECD
Nicola Bonucci is the Director for Legal Affairs and the Coordinator for Accession. He joined the OECD in 1993 as a Legal Counselor, served as Deputy Director from 2000 until becoming Director in 2005. He focuses on general public international law issues, participating in the negociation... Read More →

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Laure Brillaud

Policy Officer, Transparency International EU
Laure Brillaud joined Transparency International EU in 2016 and leads the work on anti-money laundering. Her priority areas include beneficial ownership transparency, the role of intermediaries in AML, AML supervision, golden visa market regulations, asset recovery, etc. Prior to... Read More →
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Philip Kerfs

Head of Unit, International Co-operation and Tax Administration Division, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD
Philip Kerfs is a Head of Unit at the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration of the OECD. Over the past years he has mainly worked on a variety of tax transparency projects including the Common Reporting Standard and more recently the Model Mandatory Disclosure Rules for CRS... Read More →
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David Lewis

Executive Secretary, Secretariat for the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
David Lewis joined the FATF as its Executive Secretary in November 2015, following posts for the UK Government as Head of the Illicit Finance Unit and Senior Policy Advisor on money laundering and terrorist financing at HM Treasury, and before that as a senior member of the Serious... Read More →
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Floriana Sipala

Head of the Organised Crime and Drugs Policy Unit, DG HOME and MIGRATION, European Commission
Floriana Sipala is the Head of the Organised Crime and Drugs Policy Unit, in DG HOME and MIGRATION, the Unit which is in charge for Anti-corruption policy. She joined the European Commission 20 years ago, to work in the area of Justice and Home Affairs policy, thus giving her contribution... Read More →

Wednesday March 20, 2019 14:30 - 16:00 CET
Room 2