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Microsoft points to RICO ruling in Ireland data case

Microsoft's lawyers have invoked a US Supreme Court decision on the extraterritorial application of RICO to support its dispute with the Justice Department over access to emails stored on the company’s servers in Ireland.

Transocean: the collapse of Norway’s largest tax evasion case

Hanne Skaarberg Holen, counsel to Transocean, says she believes Norwegian prosecutors indicted one of her colleagues to access legally privileged information.

US appeals court: employees must cooperate or get fired

A US appeals court has reaffirmed the right of companies to fire employees who fail to cooperate in an internal investigation when the firm is under prosecutorial scrutiny.

  • Mexico passes “crazy” transparency law

    A last-minute amendment to Mexican anti-corruption legislation that will place onerous disclosure obligations on all government contractors is both impractical and amounts to an invasion of employee privacy, lawyers say.

  • Self-reporting: what anti-corruption enforcers can learn from antitrust

    Recent changes to how corruption is prosecuted, including a shift towards pursuing individuals, means there may now be more opportunity to use leniency programmes to encourage self-reporting of bribery, say Jane Shvets, Tim McIver, Erica Weisgerber and Andrew Lee at Debevoise & Plimpton.

  • UK lawyers balk at SFO section 2 interview guidance

    The SFO’s new guidance, outlining when and how lawyers can be present at compelled witness interviews, goes too far in restricting counsel, lawyers told GIR.

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Kaye Scholer partner joins Foley & Lardner in Chicago

Foley & Lardner announced on 23 June that Zaldwaynaka Scott has joined the firm’s white-collar practice in Chicago as partner.

FCPA Docket: Nigeria investigates ExxonMobil oil deal

24 June 2016: In today’s FCPA news, the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit rejects Dmitrij Harder’s appeal to have his bail motion reconsidered, and ExxonMobil’s deal to secure access to Nigerian oil reserves is under scrutiny.

Microsoft points to RICO ruling in Ireland data case

Microsoft's lawyers have invoked a US Supreme Court decision on the extraterritorial application of RICO to support its dispute with the Justice Department over access to emails stored on the company’s servers in Ireland.

Kobre & Kim adds fifth US prosecutor in London

Kobre & Kim has hired former southern district prosecutor Jason Masimore as a partner in the firm’s government enforcement & investigations practices in London.

Transocean: the collapse of Norway’s largest tax evasion case

Hanne Skaarberg Holen, counsel to Transocean, says she believes Norwegian prosecutors indicted one of her colleagues to access legally privileged information.

Marianne Djupesland: Yara, Telenor and waiving privilege

In an interview with GIR, Marianne Djupesland, the head of corruption at Norway’s prosecution authority Økokrim rejects Transparency International’s 2015...

Conference coverage

IBA Paris: panellists clash on whistleblower rewards

Hans-Joachim Eckert, the chair of Fifa’s ethics committee and a former prosecutor, says whistleblowers should not be financially rewarded for exposing corruption.

Debrief

Hypo Bank: Decline and fall

A six-year investigation into the collapse of a European banking empire still has no end in sight. At the close of 2014, the inquiry fell into crisis when its lead investigator was fired over alleged political connections – and things have not recovered since. By Rahul Rose.

Volume 3, Issue 2 of Global Investigations Review

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