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Whistleblowers: what the UK should learn from the US

Whistleblowers: what the UK should learn from the US

January 29, 2015, GIR

The UK’s financial regulators have dismissed the idea of US-style whistleblower reward programmes. But many lawyers believe they should still look across the Atlantic for ways to improve the country’s approach to whistleblowers.

Investigations: key trends in 2015

Investigations: key trends in 2015

January 14, 2015, GIR

GIR has asked lawyers across the world to pinpoint the pivotal issues that will affect investigations specialists in 2015. 

FCPA enforcement critic to become DoJ fraud section chief

FCPA enforcement critic to become DoJ fraud section chief

January 13, 2015, GIR

While incoming DoJ fraud section head Andrew Weissmann has publicly criticised FCPA enforcement in the past, lawyers say it’s unlikely that his views will affect the department’s policies.

The DoJ goes to China: re-evaluating corporate cooperation

The DoJ goes to China: re-evaluating corporate cooperation

December 18, 2014, GIR

Timothy Perry, a former assistant US attorney now at WilmerHale, examines the dynamics of negotiating with the DoJ when investigations reach into China.

The symbiosis of corruption and competition enforcement in China

The symbiosis of corruption and competition enforcement in China

December 10, 2014, GIR

Kyle Wombolt and Mark Jephcott of Herbert Smith Freehills in Hong Kong look at how Chinese enforcers may be using both anti-corruption and competition laws to drive down prices and improve conditions for consumers.

Judgement calls and grey areas - the art of the impossible

Judgement calls and grey areas - the art of the impossible

December 08, 2014, GIR

As the scope of enforcement grows, clients are being asked increasingly often to navigate some sort of “impossible” situation. Here, a panel of leading names, led by Bruce Yannett of Debevoise & Plimpton, discuss exactly that: how to unpick the conundrums faced by companies operating in multiple jurisdictions.

Brexit: what impact would it have on investigations?

Brexit: what impact would it have on investigations?

December 02, 2014, GIR

Lawyers discuss how the very distinct possibility of a UK departure from the European Union will affect the investigation and prosecution of white-collar crime.

Compliance monitors: expensive, intrusive, and American?

Compliance monitors: expensive, intrusive, and American?

November 25, 2014, GIR

Legal and cultural barriers will have to be overcome before the use of monitors becomes the norm outside the US, lawyers say.

SEC: under pressure

SEC: under pressure

November 24, 2014, GIR

The SEC continues to take an aggressive and creative approach to enforcement, despite a string of trial losses and relatively weak settlements. But with agency staff effectively discouraged from dropping weak cases, there are concerns that the agency is failing to exercise sufficient restraint in the cases it brings.

Avoiding loss in translation: preserving privilege in international investigations

Avoiding loss in translation: preserving privilege in international investigations

November 21, 2014, GIR

Ever think the US and the UK are separated by a common language? Well, it’s true, particularly for legal privilege in internal investigations. Tim Coleman, Andrew Hart and Amalia W Jorns at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer explain.