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

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

April 13, 2017, GIR

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.

Interview notes and the inconsistencies between US and English privilege laws

Interview notes and the inconsistencies between US and English privilege laws

April 11, 2017, GIR

Reed Smith partner Jennifer Achilles in New York, and partner Rosanne Kay and associate Yousef Hatem in London, highlight issues facing global companies conducting internal investigations as a result of the different approaches to privilege taken in the US and UK.

Self-reporting after Rolls-Royce: is it worth it?

Self-reporting after Rolls-Royce: is it worth it?

April 03, 2017, GIR

After Rolls-Royce secured a landmark DPA without self-reporting, lawyers question the incentives for companies to disclose potential wrongdoing to the SFO.

SFO has uphill battle to extradite Euribor traders

SFO has uphill battle to extradite Euribor traders

February 27, 2017, GIR

A French court decision blocking an SFO extradition request highlights the difficulty the British authority faces in its attempt to get four other former Deutsche Bank traders to face trial over the same alleged Euribor misconduct.

Enforcement scorecard: Have we passed Peak Penalty?

Enforcement scorecard: Have we passed Peak Penalty?

February 24, 2017, GIR

With financial crisis-derived enforcement drawing to a close around the world, the sheer volume of colossal fines is likely to shrink fast, lawyers say.

2017: What’s coming up?

2017: What’s coming up?

February 22, 2017, GIR

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.

Hong Kong Investigator’s Guide

Hong Kong Investigator’s Guide

February 06, 2017, GIR

GIR looks at the intricacies of carrying out investigations in Hong Kong, including political considerations, data protection regulations and the city’s unique mosaic of enforcement bodies.

Developments in US economic sanctions: 2016 in review

Developments in US economic sanctions: 2016 in review

January 19, 2017, GIR

Ropes & Gray counsel Michael Casey in Washington, DC and Chicago-based associate Brendan Hanifin consider some of the most notable changes in the US sanctions regime in 2016.

The use of covert evidence in investigating of financial crime: the gap between the UK and the US approach

The use of covert evidence in investigating of financial crime: the gap between the UK and the US approach

December 15, 2016, GIR

Kevin Robinson, a partner at Morgan Lewis in London, considers what divides the US and UK in their regulation of and practical approaches to using covert evidence-gathering techniques.

Fintech and cybercrime: Upgrading investigations, bit by bit

Fintech and cybercrime: Upgrading investigations, bit by bit

December 06, 2016, GIR

London-based Jenner & Block partner Tim Chorvat and special counsel Kelly Hagedorn examine what authorities need to consider when investigating financial crime within the constantly mutating fintech environment.