ZOOM presentations by Prof Pieth and Dr Betz ZOOM presentations by Prof Pieth and Dr Betz
Students were afforded the privilege of interacting with and learning from one of the foremost intellectuals and practitioners in the field of economic crime. Professor Mark Pieth was appointed as Extraordinary Professor in the Faculty of Law at UWC in July 2019, and has vast experience in the regulation of money laundering. The department annually hosts Professor Pieth when he comes to UWC to run seminars in International Anti-Corruption Law and International Anti-Money Laundering Law. Professor Pieth was also the keynote speaker at both the launch of our departmental Journal of Anti- Corruption Law and at our Conference on Economic Crime and Cybercrime in Africa: Recent Trends and Challenges, in October 2018.
He is a regular interlocutor at the Annual World Economic Forum Meeting in Davos, where he participates in issue briefings on ending corruption, tax evasion, profit shifting and the ruthless exploitation of children by corporates in the supply chain of trade in commodities. He was also President of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions from 1990 to 2013. From 2011 to 2013 he chaired the independent governance committee of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) but resigned from this post in protest against FIFA’s resistance to transformation.
Mark Pieth’s contribution to the LLM programme in Economic Crimes undoubtedly has enriched the quality, depth and breadth of the content of the postgraduate courses in International Anti-Corruption Law and International Anti-Money Laundering Law at UWC. With his encouragement, many of our LLM students progressed further and succeeded in obtaining their Masters and PhD degrees in the law of economic crime at UWC.
The workshop in session via ZOOM The workshop in session via ZOOM
He continually assists colleagues and students in the department by presenting lectures and assisting with supervising postgraduate students. He regularly publishes articles, book chapters and books. He is an academic of international stature who has contributed significantly to the development and maintenance of the high standards of our LLM programme in economic crime.