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SFO announces next Unaoil-linked investigation

The SFO has opened an investigation into whether US engineering company KBR’s UK subsidiary committed bribery offences, in a probe linked to the agency’s Unaoil inquiry.

GIR Live London – in pictures

An impression of GIR’s third annual GIR Live London, held on 27 April.

Acting US Treasury secretary joins Sullivan & Cromwell

A former OFAC director and interim undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence at the US Treasury has joined Sullivan & Cromwell in Washington, DC.

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Money from Chinese investor was a “loan,” ex-Guinean minister told FBI

In an effort to clinch its case against Mahmoud Thiam, the US Department of Justice on 27 April played video excerpts from the former Guinean mining official’s post-arrest interview with two FBI special agents.

FCPA Docket: Cosan, Novartis and a UN bribery case update

In today’s news round-up, a New York judge rejects Chinese businessman Ng Lap Seng’s request to throw out his bribery case, Brazilian food company Cosan probes potential improper payments connected to a recent acquisition, and South Korea fines Novartis for corruption.

US casts a broader counter-terror net, and a prominent university is ensnared

Kevin Walsh and Douglas Mateyaschuk at DLA Piper in New York discuss US prosecutors’ broadening interpretation and enforcement of the “material support and resources” provision of US anti-terrorism laws recently used to extract a US$700,000 settlement out of the American University of Beirut.

Acting US Treasury secretary joins Sullivan & Cromwell

A former OFAC director and interim undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence at the US Treasury has joined Sullivan & Cromwell in Washington, DC.

2017: What’s coming up?

With enforcement agencies around the world ramping up the fight against economic crime, and a new, unpredictable US government, 2017 is set to be a tumultuous year. In December 2016 we invited six leading lawyers from the UK, Germany, the US and Hong Kong to give their predictions on what will be the big issues for investigations specialists over the coming 12 months.

Claudio Mascotto: Panama Papers, Beny Steinmetz and returning assets stolen by dictators

Claudio Mascotto, a senior prosecutor at the Office of the Geneva Attorney General, talks to GIR about his office’s investigation into billionaire mining...

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 Webinar – GDPR vs Trump vs Brexit vs Privacy Shield – with the world of data privacy in turmoil, what should you be doing to protect your/your client’s data?

Global Investigations Review is pleased to announce the GIR Live Webinar, to be held on Tuesday, 30 May 2017 at 15.30 GMT.

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GIR Live Webinar – Privilege: Shifting Sands - Protecting Your Information in Cross-Border Regulatory Investigations

Global Investigations Review is pleased to announce the GIR Live Webinar, to be held on Wednesday, 3 May 2017 at 16.00 BST.

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