Experts in fraude en Integriteit

Ebben Academy


EBBEN Partners also offers its experience in the form of trainings. Both public and in-house. Our partners and experts have extensive experience with giving training, including: in-house, public and business schools. With this, we go back to the many cases from our varied practice. Case studies make it easy to transfer knowledge and learn skills. The link to the theory, however, should not be missed.'

EBBEN Academy does not have the ambition to compete with the universities that try to improve managers and supervisors of listed companies in the marketplace. EBBEN Partners focuses, with merely one exception, on the market of middle-management, and members of the works council.

The exception concerns the field in which EBBEN Partners has extensive expertise, namely: integrity. EBBEN Partners will hold a master class: "Directors and supervisors, you can enjoy a good night’s rest." With a professional dose of integrity in the organization, in combination with the presence of delicate measurement instruments, you as director and supervisor do not come to stand for integrity mishaps. And you can enjoy a good night’s sleep.

In the master class the participants will learn, among other things, how an integrity policy must be prepared. This masterclass can also be provided in-house to the management team - in the presence of one or more members of the Executive Board / Supervisory Board.


In the Summer School FRM we share our experience with you on the development and implementation of effective anti-fraud policies. In advance you will receive the textbook "Summer School FRM" to be studied in preparation.

The Summer School FRM is based on the international standard ‘Managing the Business Risk of Fraud’ which was developed by ACFE, AICPA and IIA. This guideline is closely tied to, among other things, the COSO2 and the IIA practice guide "Internal auditing and fraud". These documents are provided during the program as well.

The Summer School FRM is structured around a major fraud case. Participants are guided with the development of the case in five steps: (1) Fraud risk governance (2) Fraud risk assessment (3) Fraud prevention (4) Fraud detection (5) Fraud response.

Tell me and I will forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I will learn

(Chinese proverb)

Upon completion of the Summer School FRM, you will be able to independently design and implement a sound fraud risk management system. Additionally, you will understand the operation, importance, and interrelation of the building blocks.

Why three days?

  • In three hours you would merely be able to get an explanation of the method, without being able to inquire more extensively let alone truly learn something;
  • In three weeks you would indeed have learned more, but would still not be allowed to entitle yourself a specialist. For this, there are courses of one year that you can best follow in combination with your work or job training;
  • •hree days is 'the best of both worlds'.

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Training the OR and integrity


The works council (OR) has much in common with the subject of integrity. The OR has an interest in a culture where integrity is present at a high level. During incidents, the OR often plays a role. And from within the advisory function the council can stimulate the management and /or counseling.

But ...... .. if there is one concept that people can get a difficult grasp of, it is integrity. A subject that has enough to be busy for two days. A training seminar that yields money for the organization!

The seminar is intended for one OR, i.e. a small company with the possibility to discuss confidential case histories. Can be either in-house, or at an external location. In preparation, there will be a discussion with the chair of the OR.

  1. Discussion of conceptual content
  2. Translation into its own organization
  3. Case histories and dilemmas
  4. Main Components
  5. Key instruments
  6. Legal aspects of integrity
  7. Policy-based approach to integrity
  8. The role of the OR
  9. Case studies and dilemmas

Fees € 3.000 (excluding accommodation)

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Workshop for the Bod and Audit Committee

What does the concept of integrity entail? What does it mean for our organization? How can you control integrity? How can you as supervisor pleasantly dream of integrity?

An organization tailored in-house workshop of 2 or 3 hours for the board of directors (BoD) and the Audit Committee.

A workshop for members of the Executive Board and the Audit Committee. As part of a strategy session, or as the start of a regular meeting. Short and sweet.

Do the members of the group have the same views and content in mind when talking about integrity?

  • What to do with the differences?
  • Translation to the activities and objectives of the organization?
  • Risks and costs, income and expenses?
  • Integrity Policy Plan?
  • Crash barriers?
  • Dilemmas;
  • Segregation of functions: BoD, Audit Committee, Legal, Compliance, HR.

Fee (including preparation and pre-interview, excluding accommodation): € 1,250.

Training Legal Risk Management


'Legal risks are not the property of the legal experts'

Thinking in terms of risk is inherent in the work of legal experts. Concepts of enterprise risk management, such as the systematics of COSO, lines of defense, the distinction between strategic and operational risks, and the recognition of environmental factors such as the culture of the organization all add tools with which legal experts can carry out their work effectively. A training for general counsel, internal company lawyer and corporate law attorneys.

Systematic legal risk management, in line with the risk management system applied by the organization, has the following advantages:

  • Legal experts apply the same system and the same concepts as the risk managers;
  • The legal risks are made more visible to the organization;
  • The measures for the management of legal risks are developed in collaboration with others in the organization and are therefore more secured;
  • The measures for the management of legal risks are developed in collaboration with others in the organization and are therefore more secured;
  • Legal risks can be managed proactively.

The training is suitable for general counsel, internal company lawyers and business law attorneys who want to better understand their clients. The curriculum is largely interactive. An individual intake interview with each participant will take place – by phone- to align the program to better meet the needs of the participants. Participants bring forth practical situations from which the participants will then work out a plan of approach (proposal, analysis, and action plan).


  1. Introduction to risk management;
  2. Enterprise risk management (COSO-model);
  3. Legal risks;
  4. Compliance risks;
  5. Intermezzo:self-scan legal risk management;
  6. Risk Management Concepts focused on legal and compliance risks (case studies);
  7. The steps of COSO, focusing on legal and compliance risks;
  8. Environmental factors, such as the culture of the organization, and the role of the lawyer within it;
  9. Competencies for lawyers;
  10. Application within your practice: analysis and management of a practical problem from your work environment;

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Internal Reporting Hotline

Cornerstone of risk management in a global environment. Brussels, Wednesday 9 November 2016

16:00 - 16:30 Registration of participants

16:30 - 16:40 Welcome and introduction of speakers
Sonny Luypaert MBA CFE, Partner at EBBEN, President of Association of Certified Fraud
Examiners (ACFE) Belgium. Former CFO of The Boston Consulting Group and Accenture.

16:40 - 17:00 Introduction of topic
Werner Vanderhaeghe, lawyer, Senior Partner at Olislaegers & De Creus, Director of companies,
former General Counsel at Agfa-Gevaert and Bekaert, former partner at White & Case.

17:00 - 17:25 Fraud Risk Management - Internal reporting hotlines are indispensable for complete
management information on integrity breaches in the organization. The most common detection method
of fraud is tips: 39%. Organizations that have reporting hotlines are much more likely to detect fraud
through tips than organisations without hotlines: 47% v 28%. Rationale and practicalities.

Evert-Jan Lammers MSc RA RFA, Partner at EBBEN, President at Institute of Fraud Auditors,
Chair of Chamber International Collaboration at Institute for Financial Crime.

17:25 - 17:50 Criminal liability of companies and directors - Management and director’s responsibility to know
what is going on in and around the organization. Willful ignorance. Inaction. Liability management.
Company law, criminal law, jurisprudence and case law show the importance of effective policies
                    and procedures to protect organizations and their directors and managers.

Sebastiaan De Maeseneer, lawyer, Associate at Olislaegers &De Creus.

17:50 - 18:30 Debate and Q&A
Sebastiaan De Maeseneer. Evert-Jan Lammers, Sonny Luypaert and Werner

18:30 - 19:30 Drinks + finger food

EBBEN Academy
Sablon Tower
14th Floor
Joseph Stevensstraat 7 rue Joseph Stevens,
1000 Brussels

Telephone +32 (0)2 893 2034

Train/Metro: Brussels CS.
Car: Underground parking (reservation required upon registration).

Entrance fee:
Registration fee: €0. No show fee: €25.

Mandatory registration:

EBBEN is an independent provider of services in the areas of governance, integrity, risk and non-compliance. Our multidisciplinary team consists of consultants, lawyers, auditors and data-experts. Our partners have more than 20 years of experience and are hands-on active on our assignments. Partner-involvement is our trademark. EBBEN Academy is the training arm of EBBEN that focuses on knowledge sharing and training in areas related to the EBBEN services domain. Offices in Brussels, Amsterdam and Amersfoort.

More information: Sonny Luypaert, mobile +32 (0)475 555 596,

Evert-Jan Lammers, mobile +32 (0)495 593 363,