In 2009, Sergei Magnitsky was murdered in a Russian prison after exposing one of the largest fraud’s in the country’s history. The fraud concerned the takeover of Bill Browder’s investment fund Hermitage, which Magnitsky was the lawyer of. During the last few weeks, it has come to public attention that Nordic banks, particularly Swedbank and Danske Bank, have been used for money laundering schemes, with connections to the Russian leadership.
Money laundering is, however, not only a financial crime. It is a way for Russia to increase its malign influence in Europe. Money laundering undermines our rule of law, and Russian economic influence also hinders a strong and united European response.
To discuss these issues, Stockholm Free World Forum is delighted to invite you for an afternoon seminar with Bill Browder, CEO of Hermitage and expert on Russian money laundering schemes and money flows into Europe. Browder has advocated for the imposition of the Magnitsky law, first adopted in the US, that are holding those responsible for Magnitsky’s death responsible as well as decreasing Russian economic influence. Moreover, Browder has pressed charges against Swedbank on money laundering grounds.
During the afternoon, there will be a keynote speech and discussion with Bill Browder, which will then be followed by a panel discussion.
TIME: Thursday, March 21. Seminar from 14.00 – 16.30, mingle from 16.30 – 17.30.
LOCATION: Medelhavsmuseet. Fredsgatan 2, Stockholm.
RSVP: Mandatory pre-registration at the bottom of this page.
Please note that this invitation is personal, and that the number of seats is limited.
14.00 – Introduction: Gunnar Hökmark
14.10 – Keynote speech: Bill Browder
15.00 – Short break with coffee and sandwich
15.20 – Panel discussion and reflections: Bill Browder, Patrik Oksanen, Karin Olsson, Olof Ehrenkrona
16.30 – Wine reception
17.30 – End