June 26, 2017, GIR
The recent US Supreme Court ruling in Kokesh v SEC concludes, once and for all, that the SEC disgorgement orders applied in many federal securities cases do constitute a penalty, are not simply remedial and are therefore subject to the five-year statute of limitations. Rik Workman at Forensic Risk Alliance explores the potential consequences of this ruling for FCPA cases.
June 23, 2017, GIR
Skadden partners Elizabeth Robertson, Bernd Mayer, Keith Krakaur, Ryan Junck and Gary DiBianco consider the impact of recent court rulings in the UK, Germany and the US on privilege in corporate investigations.
June 13, 2017, GIR
Comparing the US, UK and the proposed Australian model for deferred prosecution agreements, Baker McKenzie partner Peter MacKay and senior associates Chris Burkett in Toronto and Henry Garfield in London make the case for the DPA system they argue Canada should adopt.
June 07, 2017, GIR
Following a recent Supreme Court decision, Jenner & Block partner Stephen Ascher and associate Ali Arain in New York and partner Christian Tuddenham and associate Tracey Lattimer in London explore the single most important difference between insider trading in the UK and in the US.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.