Global Investigations Review - The law and practice of international investigations

SFO blockbuster budget not value for money

A UK government report says the SFO’s funding structure should be overhauled to enable the agency to build capacity.

GIR Live: Singapore is no haven for white-collar crime

Contrary to allegations of lax regulation in the wake of the Petrobras and 1MDB scandals, Singapore has substantially overhauled its tax and anti-money laundering regimes in recent years, says one of the city-state’s leading white-collar lawyers.

Ex-FBI director in hot water over report allegations

Louis Freeh’s defence that statements from an US$8 million internal investigation report cannot be defamatory as they are expressions of pure opinion is absurd, says a former US university president accused of failing to act on sex abuse allegations.

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DOJ was unsatisfied with Conmebol cooperation in Fifa bribery case

The Justice Department found soccer confederation Conmebol, which has recently switched law firms, uncooperative during the Fifa-tied bribery investigation, according to sources close to the case.

FCPA Docket: Parker Drilling ends three-year DPA

24 May 2016: In the latest FCPA news, Parker Drilling sheds a three-year deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with the Justice Department, and the US Treasury Department’s Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) sanctions a former compliance officer for failing to implement anti-money laundering controls.

UK should think twice on extending corporate criminal liability

Jo Rickards and Johanna Walsh at Kingsley Napley in London argue that the costs of extending Section 7 of the UK Bribery Act will outweigh the benefits.

Baker Botts expands Silicon Valley practice

Jonathan Shapiro has left Mintz Levin to join Baker Botts at its new office in San Francisco.

Standard Bank DPA: interview transcripts not required

The court-approved Standard Bank DPA shows that a company can hand over oral summaries of internal investigation interviews and still be considered fully cooperative.

Conference coverage

IBA lawyers split on legacy of Libor and Forex enforcement

Government authorities in the UK erred in choosing to bring criminal charges over benchmark rigging scandals, the former chief criminal counsel for the FCA said on 12 May. Dylan Tokar in Panama.

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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GIR Live Singapore

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