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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.

How to win friends and influence people - international cooperation in Siemens

How to win friends and influence people - international cooperation in Siemens

November 05, 2014, GIR

The Siemens corruption investigation and settlement saw unprecedented international cooperation between government enforcers in the US and Germany. David Vascott talks to the lawyers who made it happen.

Sanctions roundtable

Sanctions roundtable

November 05, 2014, GIR

This year has seen a raft of stringent US and EU sanctions against Russia and Ukraine, together with the largest fine in history for sanctions violations, which was imposed on BNP Paribas in June. GIR invited five leading practitioners to discuss how private practice lawyers and in-house counsel should navigate an ever changing enforcement landscape.

Siemens: the negotiators

Siemens: the negotiators

November 03, 2014, GIR

Scott Muller, Angela Burgess and John Banes at Davis Polk & Wardwell led negotiations on behalf of Siemens in the company’s 2008 FCPA settlement with the US government. Here, they talk to David Vascott about how that settlement was reached.

Canada discusses data breach notification proposals

Canada discusses data breach notification proposals

October 29, 2014, GIR

Data privacy lawyers say Canada’s data notification bill will have a “significant” impact on companies in particular because of the notification requirements included in the draft.

Judge blocks subpoena against Sidley Austin

Judge blocks subpoena against Sidley Austin

October 20, 2014, GIR

A judge has blocked a defendant from compelling Sidley Austin to hand over documents linked to its internal investigation of oil services company PetroTiger.

Strategies for navigating joint antitrust division and criminal division investigations

Strategies for navigating joint antitrust division and criminal division investigations

October 09, 2014, GIR

The criminal and antitrust divisions of the US Department of Justice are cooperating more closely than ever, especially on market manipulation and rate-rigging cases. But with different – and at times inconsistent – policies and practices, what does that mean for companies unfortunate enough to rouse the interest of both sections at once? Veterans of both divisions, Thomas Barnett, Lanny Breuer, Deborah Garza, Mythili Raman and Phillip Warren, explain.

The impact of corruption on arbitration: the state of play post Metal-Tech and Honeywell

August 21, 2014, GIR

Recent awards and associated litigation have highlighted the increasing significance of corruption in international arbitration. Partner Ruth Cowley and associate Andrew Reeves, at Norton Rose Fulbright in London work through the implications of Honeywell and Metal-Tech and examine the current state of play.