Global Investigations Review - The law and practice of international investigations

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The unrelenting pace of SEC insider trading actions

The unrelenting pace of SEC insider trading actions

November 02, 2017, GIR

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Marc Fagel and associate Elizabeth Dooley analyse emerging trends from the recent spate of SEC insider trading enforcement actions.

Will the the UK's new tax offence change the investigations landscape?

Will the the UK's new tax offence change the investigations landscape?

September 29, 2017, GIR

David Sleight and Edmund Smyth at Kingsley Napley look at the UK's new corporate offence of failure to prevent tax evasion and ask whether it has the potential to drastically alter how UK agencies carry out tax investigations and prosecutions.

Alternatives to prosecution in an age of global enforcement

Alternatives to prosecution in an age of global enforcement

September 15, 2017, GIR

White & Case partners Jonathan Pickworth, Darryl Lew, Daniel Levin, Ludovic Malgrain, Karl-Jörg Xylander, Nathalie Colin and Luděk Chvosta discuss the global alternatives to prosecution when a corporate is facing a criminal investigation.

United States v Allen and privilege against self-incrimination

United States v Allen and privilege against self-incrimination

August 02, 2017, GIR

Peter Binning and Robert Hanratty of Corker Binning examine how United States v Allen has effectively immunised compelled UK testimonies from use in a subsequent US prosecution.

GIR launches the 2017 Due Process Guide

GIR launches the 2017 Due Process Guide

July 06, 2017, GIR

Twenty years after China regained control of Hong Kong, the phrase “one country, two systems” certainly rings true, with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority receiving an A- grade in this year's Due Process Guide while China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce languishes at the bottom of the list for the second year running.

Can I keep more of my ill-gotten gains? 

Can I keep more of my ill-gotten gains? 

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. 

A shifting landscape of privilege in internal investigations

A shifting landscape of privilege in internal investigations

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.

Should Canada follow the UK or US DPA model?

Should Canada follow the UK or US DPA model?

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.

Friends and Benefits: US Supreme Court clarifies how insider trading liability under US law differs from UK law

Friends and Benefits: US Supreme Court clarifies how insider trading liability under US law differs from UK law

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.

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.