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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.

Learning from the past

Learning from the past

December 02, 2016, GIR

Catherine Amirfar and Andrew Levine at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York examine what anti-corruption compliance can teach companies about human rights and corporate responsibility.

TozziniFreire hires white-collar crime partner

TozziniFreire hires white-collar crime partner

November 22, 2016, GIR

Brazil’s TozziniFreire Advogados is continuing to invest in its compliance and investigations practice with a lateral partner hire.

The new age of cyber fines

The new age of cyber fines

November 01, 2016, GIR

With cybercrime rates soaring, Matthew Getz and Richard Robinson at Boies Schiller & Flexner examine the risks faced by companies that fail to tackle weaknesses in their IT systems.

Internal investigations and the FCA

Internal investigations and the FCA

October 27, 2016, GIR

Tony Woodcock and Ellen Gallagher of Stephenson Harwood in London look at how companies regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority should handle internal investigations, including issues of self-reporting, disclosure and handling employee conflicts of interest

Investigator's Guide to Singapore

Investigator's Guide to Singapore

August 31, 2016, GIR

GIR takes an inside-out look at the reality of doing investigations in Singapore, as well as the government’s efforts to step up enforcement.

Investigator’s Guide to Norway

Investigator’s Guide to Norway

August 25, 2016, GIR

With prosecutors and local lawyers unpersuaded by the value of internal investigations and an enforcement agency that many believe lacks sufficient oversight, Norway can be a challenging jurisdiction for investigators. Waithera Junghae went to Oslo to find out more.

Subpoena fight puts powers of US legislative committees in spotlight

Subpoena fight puts powers of US legislative committees in spotlight

August 19, 2016, GIR

GIR explores the extensive investigatory powers of US congressional committees as an appeal court gets ready to hear a rare subpoena dispute in a sex trafficking inquiry.