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.
June 02, 2016, GIR
Clear Concerns presented at start of investigation? Productive early meetings? Privilege respected? Confidentiality? Lawyers present (and meaningful)?...
June 02, 2016, GIR
GIR found a huge discrepancy in what people thought about the quality of due process in CADE cases this year. Some agreed with last year’s criticisms, while others said these were unfair. But in all cases people said little had changed over the past 12 months.
May 13, 2016, GIR
Jo Rickards and Johanna Walsh at Kingsley Napley in London argue that the costs of extending Section 7 of the UK Bribery Act will outweigh the benefits.