August 25, 2016, GIR
With prosecutors and local lawyers unpersuaded by the value of internal investigations and an enforcement agency that many believe lacks sufficient oversight, Norway can be a challenging jurisdiction for investigators. Waithera Junghae went to Oslo to find out more.
August 19, 2016, GIR
GIR explores the extensive investigatory powers of US congressional committees as an appeal court gets ready to hear a rare subpoena dispute in a sex trafficking inquiry.
August 16, 2016, GIR
Amy Taylor, Toby Duthie & Derek Patterson of Forensic Risk Alliance discuss the underlying rationale, dynamics and challenges in presenting profits to authorities that are calculating potential disgorgement and financial penalties.
July 20, 2016, GIR
Outdated US legislation on electronic communications privacy allowed Microsoft to win an appeal against a DOJ warrant to access data stored abroad, but lawyers predict that prosecutors will take it to a higher court.
July 14, 2016, GIR
Nine members of the commercial crime team at Fountain Court Chambers - including Sir Francis Jacobs KCMG QC, advocate general at the European Court of Justice for over 17 years - examine in detail the impact that Brexit is likely to have on privilege, mutual legal assistance, the European Arrest Warrant and more.
June 30, 2016, GIR
Following the UK’s decision on 23 June to leave the EU, lawyers have warned that a failure by the UK to bring its data protection laws in line with EU rules may create problems for companies under investigation.
June 29, 2016, GIR
The UK’s Serious Fraud Office concluded its first deferred prosecution agreement with Standard Bank in late 2015. At GIR Live London in April, panellists – including counsel to Standard Bank – scrutinised the case, from the importance of witnesses’ first accounts to scepticism on the part of the judiciary.
June 24, 2016, GIR
Microsoft's lawyers have invoked a US Supreme Court decision on the extraterritorial application of RICO to support its dispute with the Justice Department over access to emails stored on the company’s servers in Ireland.
June 22, 2016, GIR
Hanne Skaarberg Holen, counsel to Transocean, says she believes Norwegian prosecutors indicted one of her colleagues to maintain access to legally privileged information.
June 21, 2016, GIR
A US appeals court has reaffirmed the right of companies to fire employees who fail to cooperate in an internal investigation when the firm is under prosecutorial scrutiny.
June 13, 2016, GIR
Jonathan Peddie and Andrew Matheson at Baker & McKenzie in London examine the legal privilege issues raised by corporate internal investigations in light of recent policy pronouncements by UK enforcement agencies and last year’s widely reported PAG v RBS judgment.
June 03, 2016, GIR
Germany's public prosecutors top the rankings for the third-time running, while at the bottom end sits China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) – one of the new entries to this year’s guide.