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Anti-bribery & corruption

ThyssenKrupp’s former agent may testify in bribery investigation

ThyssenKrupp’s former agent may testify in bribery investigation

July 19, 2017, GIR

ThyssenKrupp says that in an internal investigation into alleged corruption connected to a US$2.3 billion submarine deal with Israel, the company was unable to interview its former Israeli agent, who may turn state witness.

RCMP superintendent Denis Desnoyers: “We don’t set out to bankrupt a company”

RCMP superintendent Denis Desnoyers: “We don’t set out to bankrupt a company”

July 18, 2017, GIR

Denis Desnoyers, the head of criminal operations for the National Division at the RCMP, discusses processes to resolve blanket privilege claims, interactions between RCMP investigators and Canada’s prosecutorial body, and how the police may act to help limit costs for companies under investigation.

Ex-Johnson & Johnson vice-president facing trial in Greece

Ex-Johnson & Johnson vice-president facing trial in Greece

July 13, 2017, GIR

Greek authorities are prosecuting a former Johnson & Johnson employee already convicted of bribery in the UK after the SFO handed over information from his cooperation agreement.

Ex-World Bank consultant in the dock over £43 million corruption scheme

Ex-World Bank consultant in the dock over £43 million corruption scheme

July 13, 2017, GIR

An independent health equipment consultant is on trial in London for alleged large-scale corruption in World Bank and United Nations Development Programme projects.

Hogan Lovells picked to lead Odebrecht-linked internal investigation at Pemex

Hogan Lovells picked to lead Odebrecht-linked internal investigation at Pemex

July 13, 2017, GIR

Hogan Lovells’ 2014 merge with Mexican firm Barrera Siqueiros y Torres Landa added local investigations experience to the firm, through a team with prior experience working on the Walmart corruption investigation.

Amec Foster Wheeler lines up Linklaters in SFO investigation

Amec Foster Wheeler lines up Linklaters in SFO investigation

July 12, 2017, GIR

Two Linklaters partners will represent UK-based oil company Amec Foster Wheeler in the SFO’s latest investigation into bribery allegations linked to energy services company Unaoil.

British PR firm hires Herbert Smith in South Africa probe

British PR firm hires Herbert Smith in South Africa probe

July 12, 2017, GIR

An internal investigation into whether Bell Pottinger created a media campaign intended to stoke racial tension in South Africa at the behest of a wealthy family with ties to President Jacob Zuma has so far uncovered matters of “deep concern”.

First individual convicted under Canada foreign bribery law loses appeal

First individual convicted under Canada foreign bribery law loses appeal

July 11, 2017, GIR

A recent Canadian appeals court’s decision to uphold the conviction of a former Cryptometrics Canada agent has given the country’s enforcement record a much-needed boost, according to lawyers.

GIR Live London – DPAs: the new normal?

GIR Live London – DPAs: the new normal?

July 10, 2017, GIR

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office has so far secured four deferred prosecution agreements. Panellists at GIR Live London in April were asked whether these settlements jeopardise the rights of individuals and whether “adversarial” is a dirty word.

Future of Økokrim hangs in the balance

Future of Økokrim hangs in the balance

July 07, 2017, GIR

Norway’s main white-collar crime authority has been criticised for conduct that led to the collapse of its largest-ever tax evasion case – as a consultation continues on whether to fold the agency into the police force.