August 08, 2014, GIR
In a recent decision, the Delaware Supreme Court ruled files and documents from an internal FCPA investigation conducted by Walmart into alleged bribery in five countries are not protected by attorney-client privilege and must be turned over to plaintiffs in a civil shareholder suit.
July 23, 2014, GIR
Data preservation, collection and review processes can be costly, time-consuming, and painstaking (if not at times painful) for a company undertaking an investigation. The requirements of various government agencies and data protection/privacy laws are often overlapping, competing and contradictory.
July 21, 2014, GIR
The General Motors ignition switch recall case illustrates the consequences of a failure to escalate serious matters to senior staff, as the company faces government investigations and a congressional probe.
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?