Global Investigations Review - The law and practice of international investigations

DOJ has a “lifetime’s worth” of tax evasion leads in Hong Kong

Hong Kong lawyers say they are still dealing with a multitude of US tax evasion investigations that sprung from settlements signed by 76 Swiss banks in 2013.

Rio Tinto hit with US fraud charges

Australian-British miner Rio Tinto has been fined by UK authorities and charged with fraud in the US after overstating the value of assets it owned in Mozambique.

A&O recruits EY forensics director

Allen & Overy has hired Scott Robson as its global head of eDiscovery to help the firm develop its use of electronic data.

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Bio-Rad: Whistleblower retaliation verdict marred by judge’s errors

Bio-Rad Laboratories has asked an appeals court to overturn an US$8 million damages award to the company's former general counsel, who was dismissed after raising possible foreign bribery violations.

Old Russian bribery case, newly linked to Obama-era scandal, sparks GOP review

During a US Department of Justice oversight hearing, senators asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions about reviewing an old FCPA case and the department’s new charging and sentencing policy.

Will the the UK's new tax offence change the investigations landscape?

David Sleight and Edmund Smyth at Kingsley Napley look at the UK's new corporate offence of failure to prevent tax evasion and ask whether it has the potential to drastically alter how UK agencies carry out tax investigations and prosecutions.

A&O recruits EY forensics director

Allen & Overy has hired Scott Robson as its global head of eDiscovery to help the firm develop its use of electronic data.

Telia settles Uzbek bribery allegations

Swedish telecoms company Telia has agreed a first-of-its-kind settlement with US, Dutch and Swedish authorities to resolve allegations of bribery in Uzbekistan.

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...

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DOJ has a “lifetime’s worth” of tax evasion leads in Hong Kong

Hong Kong lawyers say they are still dealing with a multitude of US tax evasion investigations that sprung from settlements signed by 76 Swiss banks in 2013.

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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