June 20, 2017, GIR
An official at Canada’s Competition Bureau on 16 June outlined major planned changes to its immunity and leniency programmes, in an effort to secure crucial information faster and convince more companies to come forward with information about antitrust crimes
May 31, 2017, GIR
Ireland’s highest court has ruled that the country’s antitrust enforcer illegally seized an executive’s entire email account in a 2015 dawn raid, in a judgment that will require the authority to specifically identify what information it is targeting when obtaining search warrants. By Sonya Lalli.
May 03, 2017, GIR
In proving the existence of a cartel, the European Commission can rely on evidence sent by non-competition agencies so long as the evidence was legally sent, the Court of Justice held. By Sonya Lalli.
March 20, 2017, GIR
The EU’s competition watchdog has launched a new programme that will allow whistleblowers to remain anonymous – a move some observers say is the result of a decrease in leniency applications and cartelists’ increasing fear of civil liability.
March 16, 2017, GIR
For the first time, the European Court of Justice has held that the European Commission’s public cartel decisions cannot feature verbatim information from the narrative section of leniency applications – and forced the enforcer’s hearing officers to conduct more in-depth reviews of companies’ confidentiality claims.
February 22, 2017, GIR
Citigroup will pay a 69 million rand (€5 million) fine to resolve its role in South Africa’s foreign exchange rigging investigation, days after the country’s competition enforcer referred a host of banks to the country’s Competition Tribunal alleging they fixed the exchange of the US dollar/rand currency pair.
February 16, 2017, GIR
The Competition Commission of South Africa will seek the maximum possible fines from a raft of banks – including HSBC, JP Morgan Chase and Credit Suisse, but not leniency applicant Barclays – for fixing the exchange of US dollars and South African rand.
February 03, 2017, GIR
GIR wants to hear your views on the due process policies and procedures of the government enforcement agencies and prosecutor’s offices you work with every day. The deadline for the 2017 Due Process Guide survey has been extended to 10 February.
January 23, 2017, GIR
Engineering companies Andrade Gutierrez and UTC agreed to pay 195 million reais (€57 million) in total as part of the most recent round of settlements in Brazil’s sprawling Car Wash investigation Jato investigation.
January 11, 2017, GIR
Six days after the Department of Justice secured its first individual guilty plea in its foreign exchange rigging investigation, a grand jury yesterday indicted three former traders for conspiring to fix prices and rig bids for the euro/US dollar currency pair.