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Ex-FCA counsel: failure to prevent offences leave companies exposed

Ex-FCA counsel: failure to prevent offences leave companies exposed

May 02, 2017, GIR

Companies and banks without adequate procedures and compliance measures will be “very vulnerable” to investigation and prosecution under new corporate failure to prevent offences, the FCA’s former top criminal counsel told GIR upon joining Hogan Lovells.

Morgan Lewis adds Norton Rose Fulbright pair to London office

Morgan Lewis adds Norton Rose Fulbright pair to London office

May 02, 2017, GIR

Morgan Lewis’ commitment to establishing a global practice convinced Norton Rose Fulbright’s head of global investigations and a white-collar partner to join the firm’s London practice.

Acting US Treasury secretary joins Sullivan & Cromwell

Acting US Treasury secretary joins Sullivan & Cromwell

April 28, 2017, GIR

A former OFAC director and interim undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence at the US Treasury has joined Sullivan & Cromwell in Washington, DC.

Paul Hastings nabs DLA Piper’s head of tax investigations

Paul Hastings nabs DLA Piper’s head of tax investigations

April 28, 2017, GIR

DLA Piper’s outgoing head of taxation investigations, Simon Airey, said that firms may have to find new ways to make investigations more efficient as competition in the market is on the rise.

GIR’s 40 under 40: nominees wanted

GIR’s 40 under 40: nominees wanted

April 24, 2017, GIR

Firms have until Friday to submit nominees for GIR’s “40 under 40” 2017, which will feature the next generation of investigations specialists.

People news roundup: former White House counsel returns to Kirkland

People news roundup: former White House counsel returns to Kirkland

April 24, 2017, GIR

In the latest people news, the World Bank appoints a new anti-corruption chief, Debevoise & Plimpton hires a spate of former federal prosecutors and a roundup of other recent moves and promotions.

Leading Canadian foreign bribery lawyer moves in-house

Leading Canadian foreign bribery lawyer moves in-house

April 21, 2017, GIR

Kristine Robidoux, the white-collar defence lawyer who represented the first two companies prosecuted under Canada’s foreign bribery law, has joined an energy company’s in-house legal team. She talks to GIR about why she made the move.

Ben Morgan quits SFO for Freshfields

Ben Morgan quits SFO for Freshfields

April 20, 2017, GIR

After five years with the SFO, the agency’s joint head of bribery and corruption, Ben Morgan, is leaving the authority to join Freshfields’ London investigations practice.

Astigarraga Davis founders launch Miami asset recovery boutique

Astigarraga Davis founders launch Miami asset recovery boutique

April 19, 2017, GIR

Conflicts over a multibillion-dollar case involving TD Bank prevented the asset recovery practice at Astigarraga Davis from following its arbitration team to Reed Smith, Ed Davis tells GIR.

Davis Polk’s Hong Kong office poaches former New York prosecutor from cross-town rival

Davis Polk’s Hong Kong office poaches former New York prosecutor from cross-town rival

April 19, 2017, GIR

Patrick Sinclair has joined Davis Polk’s Hong Kong practice from Ropes & Gray, where he was a partner in the firm’s government enforcement practice.