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Austrian politician brings human rights challenge over 800-page indictment

A Vienna court has rejected a request from defendants in a multibillion-euro corruption case who want more than two weeks to respond to a lengthy indictment that took two years to draft. A separate constitutional challenge continues.

The Investigator’s Guide to Norway

With prosecutors and local lawyers unpersuaded by the value of internal investigations and an enforcement agency that many believe lacks sufficient oversight, Norway can be a challenging jurisdiction for investigators. Waithera Junghae went to Oslo to find out more.

Kongsberg counsel quits Thommessen

Frode Elgesem, head of investigations at Norwegian firm Thommessen, has left to set up a boutique compliance firm.

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Barry Pollack: Why the DOJ must publicise its defeats

Barry Pollack, chair of Miller & Chevalier’s white-collar and investigations practice, has this month been sworn in as president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He talks to Just Anti-Corruption about why he’s going to use his position to advocate for the DOJ to issue press releases when defendants are acquitted.

FCPA Docket: Fairfax media investigation implicates two Australian companies

26 August 2016: In today’s news roundup, a judge approves a US$62 million settlement between Avon Products and its shareholders over the company’s handling of an FCPA probe; a former Miami prosecutor joins DLA Piper’s white-collar litigation practice; and Fairfax Media publishes new bribery allegations against two Australian companies.

The Investigator’s Guide to Norway

With prosecutors and local lawyers unpersuaded by the value of internal investigations and an enforcement agency that many believe lacks sufficient oversight, Norway can be a challenging jurisdiction for investigators. Waithera Junghae went to Oslo to find out more.

Kongsberg counsel quits Thommessen

Frode Elgesem, head of investigations at Norwegian firm Thommessen, has left to set up a boutique compliance firm.

GIR Live London: DPAs and privilege

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office concluded its first deferred prosecution agreement with Standard Bank in late 2015. At GIR Live London in April, panellists – including counsel to Standard Bank – scrutinised the case, from the importance of witnesses’ first accounts to scepticism on the part of the judiciary.

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

GIR Live London: the most important developments of the past year

A full transcript of a symposium-style session at GIR Live London in April 2016, where panellists and the audience discussed recent developments with the biggest impact on the practice of international investigations.

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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3rd Annual GIR Live New York

Global Investigations Review is pleased to announce a major international conference to be held in New York. Thursday, 15 September 2016.

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2nd Annual GIR Awards Ceremony

Global Investigations Review is pleased to announce its annual awards ceremony taking place in New York. Thursday, 15 September 2016.

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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

William Long and Michele Tagliaferri

Sidley Austin LLP
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Securities & Related Investigations

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Pietro M Fioruzzi, Fabio Saccone and Marco Scalera

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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Sunil Gadhia, Jonathan Kelly and James Brady

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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