Event Details

HKIRA x EQS Webinar - "Whistleblowing System: Are you ready?"

Whistleblowing is becoming a key compliance issue under the Corporate Governance. The recent changes to CG code by the Exchange reflect the importance of whistleblowing not only in Hog Kong but internationally. Listed companies are encouraged to implement an effective whistleblowing system.

How to reach regulators' stricter compliance request? How to effectively and efficiently support corporate to explore for a long-run sustainable development and a perfect prospect? How to provide enterprise level Saas one-stop digital solution?

In this webinar, we invite Partner of KPMG Forensic Singapore and Senior Sales & Advisory of EQS Group AG to share valuable insights and substantial experience of fraud investigations and litigation service integrated with digital compliance solution such as whistleblowing out of GCN, ASEAN and EU market.

Venue: Online via zoom

Language: English

Fee: Free for HKIRA members ; $100 for non-member

Accreditation: 1CPD hour (by request)

Reservation/ Remarks:

  • Online registration only. Deadline: 16 February 2022 .
  • HKIRA will confirm availability by email notification. HKIRA reserves the right to final say in registration discrepancies.
  • For online attendees, the link to the webinar will be sent to the registered email when closer to the event date.
  • Registration is non-cancellable and non-refundable.



Mr. Owen Hawkes

Partner, KPMG Forensic

Mr. Hawkes is a Partner in KPMG Forensic practice with over 20 years of investigation, fraud management, litigation and litigation support experience. Mr Hawkes has practiced both in accounting and law, joining KPMG Forensic in 2007. He has substantial experience of conducting fraud investigations and litigation from the planning and commencement of investigations through to the enforcement of judgments. 

Prior to joining KPMG, Mr. Hawkes practised as a barrister for eight years, including six at the United Kingdom's Serious Fraud Office, involved in the investigation and litigation of economic crime. At the Serious Fraud Office, Owen worked cases covering over 20,000 victims and over GBP100m of fraud, market abuse or corruption, involving liaison and co-operation with authorities in USA, Canada, Germany, Spain, Belgium, France and the Netherlands and appearing in court on behalf of the Crown and as a witness.

He is listed in Who's Who Legal as a leading expert in Forensics & Litigation Consulting, Asset Recovery and Economic Consulting, which notes that he is "very well known in the market" for his first-rate work handling disputes and regulatory investigations" and that he is "an impressive practitioner who draws widespread praise from peers this year and is listed as a Global Elite Thought Leader."


Mr. Alexander Neidhardt,

Senior Sales & Advisory

EQS Group AG

- Studied industrial engineering

- 5 years working for Siemens (also during the big Siemens scandal in 2006)

- since 2012 working for Business Keeper (first provider of whistleblowing systems in Europe)

- since 2021 part of EQS Group AG

- Focus: Support of companies, authorities, NGOs etc. around the implementation of whistleblowing systems

- Successful implementation of hundreds of systems

*Speakers are based on alphabetical order of first name



Admission for one (1) individual to the event.

Member Price Free
Standard Price HKD 100