Tanya Gibbs, MBA, teaches Corporate Finance and Financial Crime courses at the School of Business Administration at AUS. She also manages the school’s Business Internship Program. She has multidisciplinary research interests, focusing on Russia and the United Arab Emirates. Currently she is pursuing a PhD in Advanced Legal Studies at the University of London. Her PhD research focuses on assessing effectiveness of the Anti Money Laundering/Counter Financing of Terrorism efforts in the UAE.
Patrick Bourke is a litigation and dispute resolution lawyer based in Dubai and head of our Middle East practice. Patrick is highly experienced in advising clients on their anti-bribery and corruption, arbitration, alternative dispute resolution and commercial litigation matters. He also advises on all aspects of corporate governance and risk management. Patrick has significant regulatory experience, having led on multi-jurisdictional investigations and disciplinary actions involving regulators in the Middle East, UK, US, Europe and Asia. He is experienced in dealing with regulators including the DFSA, the SFC, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the FRC/FSA. Patrick’s anti-bribery and corruption clients include financial institutions, regulators, governments and major corporate entities.
Kevin Harnisch is a partner of Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP where he is Head of SEC Enforcement, Washington, DC. He is a litigator who defends clients before the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Department of Justice, and numerous other government agencies and regulators. Kevin previously served as a Branch Chief in the Division of Enforcement of the SEC. He represents clients on a wide array of anti-corruption issues, including government investigations, transaction due diligence, and compliance counseling. He has authored numerous articles and he frequently lectures on anti-corruption issues.
Collin is a Director in the Dubai office of Deloitte Corporate Finance, leading Deloitte’s Anti-bribery and Corruption services for the Middle East region. Collin joined the Dubai practice four years ago, focusing on anti-bribery and corruption (“ABAC”), forensic investigations, and asset recovery, after spending six years in the Washington DC office of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP.
He currently leads Deloitte’s multifaceted forensic efforts related to a $9.2 billion fraud and dispute centered in Saudi Arabia, as well as the Middle East portions of several ongoing FCPA investigations for US and other multinational clients. Since Collin joined the Dubai office, the ABAC team have conducted FCPA investigations and ABAC reviews in over 10 countries in the region. He has led numerous ABAC engagements in the region-including proactive M&A due diligence on prospective acquisitions, fraud and corruption audits on suppliers to state-owned enterprises, periodic compliance reviews of distributors and local offices, as well as FCPA and other regulator-driven investigations.
Collin has conducted ABAC projects in numerous sectors, from medical devices and pharmaceuticals, to oil & gas, conglomerates, electronics and consumer products. He is an experienced trainer and speaker on ABAC issues, and is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He holds a Master’s Degree in International Economics from Johns Hopkins University in the USA.