DIFC Academy

Session 4 of the DIFC Compliance Series 2023

This session will address laws aimed at preventing financial crime and how to spot institutional behaviors that enable financial crime, whether directly or indirectly.

2 CLPD Accredited Points upon completion of this session 

2 CPD Points upon completion of this session




Vice President- Legal & Director of Data Protection

DIFC Authority

Lori Baker, FIP, Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Data Protection and Privacy is an experienced attorney with expertise in data protection and regulatory compliance, as well as broad practice in commercial contracting. She is qualified in both the USA (in the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania) and the UK, and is a Fellow of Information Privacy as certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Lori now provides data protection and security strategy and support in DIFC Authority, while in her own time she writes and speaks on various data protection and compliance topics. 

Prior to relocating to Dubai in 2016, Lori was based in London, UK for 10 years, having worked most recently for Fieldfisher LLP in the technology and outsourcing team as a senior privacy and cybersecurity associate. She held in-house roles as Senior Compliance and Privacy Counsel at Dun & Bradstreet, Head of Ethics and Compliance at Orange Business Services and Global Regulatory/Privacy Specialist at BT Global Services. 

Lori attended DeSales University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in politics with a minor in philosophy, followed by Widener University School of Law (the Delaware Law School), where she was awarded a Juris Doctor with an emphasis in international business transactions. While at Widener, Lori enrolled in the Geneva International Law Institute, directed by instructors from the WTO, the UN and other international organisations.



Partner - Financial Services 

Financial Services Regulation and Financial Crime Compliance

DWF (Middle East) LLP 

Bhavesh is a UK qualified Financial Services Regulatory and Financial Crime Compliance lawyer and compliance advisor, with over 20 years in-house legal and compliance experience in Tier 1 sell-side investment banks and broker dealers including J.P. Morgan, Lehman Brothers, Nomura Securities and British Arab Commercial Bank plc. During his career as a General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Bhavesh has held Senior Management Functions (SMF16 and SMF 17) in the UK and authorised person status with the DFSA (Dubai, U.A.E.), QFCRA (Qatar) and the CMA (Saudi Arabia).

Financial Crime and Prevention (AML, Bribery) (DIFC Compliance Series 2023) CLPD
Sep 28, 2023 10:00 AM -To- Sep 28, 2023 12:00 PM

Financial Crime and Prevention (AML, Bribery) (DIFC Compliance Series 2023) CLPD

In association with DIFC Authority - Legal Affairs

2 CLPD Accredited
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