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Brazil's investigations bar 2017

Since the launch of the Clean Companies Act, and the surge of Operation Car Wash, Brazilian firms have struggled to keep up with the demand for high-quality investigative teams. Roger Hamilton-Martin reports

Mueller questions potential conflict in Russia investigation

US special counsel Robert Mueller has asked a judge to inquire into the propriety of a lawyer who represents an individual charged in the Russia investigation as well as his business partner in a separate case.

SEC report shows potential for “eye-opening” whistleblower awards

New SEC financial figures suggesting the agency will spend up to US$221 million on whistleblower awards in coming years are likely to attract legal professionals to work with potential tipsters, lawyers told GIR.

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Russian FCPA case becomes a political football

The 2014 conviction of Russian uranium official Vadim Mikerin has become entangled in politics, with an FCPA line prosecutor getting swept up in the many coincidences.

FCPA Docket: Fifa trial updates, SEC annual reports

In today’s news round-up: updates from the second week of the corruption trial of three former South American soccer officials and highlights from the SEC’s annual enforcement and whistleblower reports.

The unrelenting pace of SEC insider trading actions

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Marc Fagel and associate Elizabeth Dooley analyse emerging trends from the recent spate of SEC insider trading enforcement actions.

Addleshaw Goddard adds London partner

Addleshaw Goddard has recruited former Allen & Overy counsel Michelle de Kluyver as a partner in its London-based litigation team.

Allen & Overy ushers HSBC to France’s first DPA

HSBC Private Bank Switzerland is the first company to agree a deferred prosecution agreement in France, after a Paris court approved the landmark settlement.

Adam Hickey: work with us on cybercrime

Adam Hickey, the deputy assistant attorney general at the US Department of Justice’s national security division, talks to GIR about the DOJ’s cybersecurity...

Conference coverage

German prosecutor: lawyers should “establish a level of trust” with authorities

A German prosecutor has said the “most important thing” for lawyers to do when his office opens a criminal corruption investigation is for a company to start building a relationship with investigators.

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 2017

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Investigating Accounting Irregularities

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