June 05, 2014, GIR
The multiple investigations into bribery allegations surrounding UK-based pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline raise questions as to whether double jeopardy principles might scupper countries’ enforcement efforts.
May 15, 2014, GIR
Sara George and Alan Ward at Stephenson Harwood in London consider the powers of UK parliamentary select committees to investigate, and the potential difficulties that being required to answer questions before a select committee may pose, for both the subjects of investigations and those investigating.
May 08, 2014, GIR
Self-reporting foreign bribery violations in the Netherlands is virtually unheard of, but recent cases indicate attitudes are changing. Marieke Breijer investigates.
May 08, 2014, GIR
GAR Live London yesterday considered whether arbitrators have a duty to investigate suspicions of corruption in a case even when neither side has raised the issue – or whether such matters are best left to national courts.
May 07, 2014, GIR
Derek Patterson, Yousr Khalil and Toby Duthie of Forensic Risk Alliance take a look at what the advent of big data and always-on electronic communications means for corporate investigations.
April 23, 2014, GIR
A US$40 million case against Innospec brought by former competitors in the UK and set for trial next month highlights the threat of competitor compensation lawsuits for companies facing bribery allegations – in addition to claims brought by shareholders and counterparties. Ruth Cowley, Dan Jarman and Andrew Reeves at Norton Rose Fulbright.
March 20, 2014, GIR
Lawyers and experts have cast doubt on the strength of the FCPA case against ADM and its subsidiaries. They believe if the case had gone to court, the authorities may have lost, raising the question - are companies in a lose-lose scenario when allegations such as this come to light?
February 24, 2014, GIR
From 24 February, the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has a new weapon in its armoury: deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs). For the first time companies will be able to settle allegations of criminal conduct in the UK – GIR asked UK lawyers to identify the most pressing issues surrounding the new mechanism.
February 21, 2014, GIR
This month, the Clean Company Act came into effect in Brazil, making legal entities liable for corrupt acts for the first time, and dramatically increasing the government’s powers to investigate and punish corruption. But confusion on how the law can be applied and criticisms of the enforcement structure have dogged the law’s first few days. Clare Bolton reports.
February 19, 2014, GIR
Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has suggested preventing personal data from being automatically transferred to the US – but observers tell GIR that technology and data protection laws already stop this from happening.