the specialist venture capital firm focused on investing in
cybersecurity, cloud and artificial intelligence, has announced that Lord
David Gold, world renowned litigator and former partner of Herbert
Smith, will be joining the panel of judges for C5’s annual Shield
in the Cloud global anti-corruption innovation challenge.
Running for a second year, Shield in the Cloud attracts the best and
brightest minds working to innovate the fight against corruption. The
competition is open to start-ups, non-profits and governments, and the
deadline for entries has now been extended to Thursday, 28th
Lord David Gold began his career at the leading international firm,
Herbert Smith, where he joined the litigation practice in 1975. He later
became Head of Litigation and later Senior Partner. During this time, he
oversaw the firm’s international expansion in emerging markets,
including the Middle East, South East Asia and Russia. During his
extensive career he has advised on some notable cases, including
recovering assets world-wide from Spanish fraudster Jose-Maria Ruiz
Mateos, former owner of Rumasa SA. Since leaving Herbert Smith, Lord
Gold has set up a consultancy and monitored BAE Systems for the US
Department of Justice and advised Rolls Royce on various ethics and
governance issues, helping the company obtain a Deferred Prosecution
Agreement with the UK, US and Brazilian authorities in January 2017.
He joins a prestigious panel of judges with expertise across the
cybersecurity, technology, government banking and investment community.
The panel includes Derek Maltz, the former Special Agent in Charge (SAC)
of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA); Jay Collins, Vice Chairman
Corporate and Investment Banking at Citi; Lucinda Low, Partner at
Steptoe & Johnson LLP; Kurt
Scherer, Chief of Staff at C5 and Andre
Pienaar, Founder of C5. The panel is tasked with identifying the
most innovative start-ups, non-profits and governments who are using
technology for global anti-corruption compliance issues. The winners
will be announced at a gala dinner in Washington D.C. on 20 March 2019.
Lord David Gold said “Corruption is an issue that affects companies,
individuals and countries at both the international and national level.
On a global level, we are seeing more countries creating new and
increasingly sophisticated anti-bribery and corruption legislations,
including aggressive enforcement initiatives by government regulators.
We are also witnessing various enforcement agencies joining forces to
help fight against corruption and the various strains that international
law has on these efforts. Technology will be invaluable in the fight to
combat global, political and corporate corruption, and competitions such
as C5’s Shield in the Cloud are helping companies and organisations to
create innovative solutions. I am honoured to be part of the judging
panel, and I am looking forward to reviewing all the entrant’s
Andre Pienaar, Founder of C5 Capital said “It is an honour to have Lord
David Gold join our judging panel. He brings with him a wealth of legal
and business expertise in the global fight against corruption and will
provide invaluable insights to all our entrants.”
Due to popular demand, the nominations for the Awards will close on 1st
March and applications
can be made here.
C5 Capital Limited (C5) is a specialist venture capital firm focused on
investing in cybersecurity, cloud and artificial intelligence. C5 has
offices in Washington, London, Munich, Luxembourg and Manama.
C5 Accelerate is a London, Washington D.C. and Bahrain based technology
investment firm. Its mission is to accelerate best of breed startups
through its two accelerators, and to build a portfolio of early stage
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