Global Investigations Review - The law and practice of international investigations

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TozziniFreire hires white-collar crime partner

TozziniFreire hires white-collar crime partner

November 22, 2016, GIR

Brazil’s TozziniFreire Advogados is continuing to invest in its compliance and investigations practice with a lateral partner hire.

The new age of cyber fines

The new age of cyber fines

November 01, 2016, GIR

With cybercrime rates soaring, Matthew Getz and Richard Robinson at Boies Schiller & Flexner examine the risks faced by companies that fail to tackle weaknesses in their IT systems.

Internal investigations and the FCA

Internal investigations and the FCA

October 27, 2016, GIR

Tony Woodcock and Ellen Gallagher of Stephenson Harwood in London look at how companies regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority should handle internal investigations, including issues of self-reporting, disclosure and handling employee conflicts of interest

Investigator's Guide to Singapore

Investigator's Guide to Singapore

August 31, 2016, GIR

GIR takes an inside-out look at the reality of doing investigations in Singapore, as well as the government’s efforts to step up enforcement.

Investigator’s Guide to Norway

Investigator’s Guide to Norway

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.

Subpoena fight puts powers of US legislative committees in spotlight

Subpoena fight puts powers of US legislative committees in spotlight

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.

Another fine mess

Another fine mess

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.

Microsoft warrant judgment not the last word in dispute

Microsoft warrant judgment not the last word in dispute

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Outdated US legislation on electronic communications privacy allowed Microsoft to win an appeal against a DOJ warrant to access data stored abroad, but lawyers predict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.

The impact of Brexit on cross-border investigations

The impact of Brexit on cross-border investigations

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.

UK data protection laws may receive US treatment in post-Brexit world

UK data protection laws may receive US treatment in post-Brexit world

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.