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Will Canada end secret corporate ownership?

Lincoln Caylor of Bennett Jones in Toronto looks at how the Canadian government should balance the desire for transparency in corporate beneficial ownership and the consequent concerns over privacy.

GIR Live New York: tackling sanctions and cybersecurity investigations

With cyber-attacks on the rise and sanctions investigations becoming increasingly complex, panellists at GIR's fourth annual conference in New York will discuss the new set of skills that are needed to navigate these challenging issues.

UK accounting watchdog opens consultation on corruption reporting guidance

UK companies will find it difficult to assess what corruption and bribery matters should be disclosed under a new directive, despite the UK FRC's new proposed guidelines, lawyers say.

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Ex-Guinean mining official disputes basis of DOJ sentencing memo

Mahmoud Thiam, who was convicted of laundering bribes from Chinese investors, has called claims made by the government and a federal court's probation office in support of sentencing recommendations both "extraordinary" and "inaccurate".

United States v Allen and privilege against self-incrimination

Peter Binning and Robert Hanratty of Corker Binning examine how United States v Allen has effectively immunised compelled UK testimonies from use in a subsequent US prosecution.

GIR Live New York: tackling sanctions and cybersecurity investigations

With cyber-attacks on the rise and sanctions investigations becoming increasingly complex, panellists at GIR's fourth annual conference in New York will discuss the new set of skills that are needed to navigate these challenging issues.

HSBC monitor report ruling unlikely to trigger political debate

There's little appetite on Capitol Hill to consider granting courts more oversight in settlements following a recent US appeals court ruling that restricts the power of judges to interfere in DPAs, lawyers have told GIR.

Hui Chen: Companies need to start thinking for themselves

The DOJ's former compliance counsel, Hui Chen, speaks to GIR about the very best and the very worst things she's seen from companies during her time at...

Conference coverage

Views from in-house: how to investigate and prevent bribery

Companies need clear procedures for internal investigations so in-house counsels can protect employees from unnecessary exposure to litigation, according to the general counsel of American International Group Peter Solmssen.

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.

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The European, Middle Eastern and African Investigations Review 2015

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Foreword

Nick Benwell

Cross-border overview: data privacy and transfer

Michele Tagliaferri and William RM Long

Sidley Austin LLP
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Guides

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The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations

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Introduction

Judith Seddon , Eleanor Davison , Christopher J Morvillo , Michael Bowes QC and Luke Tolaini

Outer Temple Chambers
Fountain Court Chambers
Clifford Chance LLP

The Evolution of Risk Management in Global Investigations

William H Devaney and Jonathan Peddie

Baker McKenzie
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Privilege

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France

Antoine Kirry and Frederick T Davis

Debevoise & Plimpton (France)

United Kingdom

Oliver Powell and Saaman Pourghadiri

Outer Temple Chambers

Andrew Thornton-Dibb and David Kirk

McGuireWoods London LLP

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