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Former OECD head describes challenge of persuading China to sign convention

Former OECD head describes challenge of persuading China to sign convention

December 15, 2017, GIR

China is reluctant to sign the OECD's Anti-Bribery Convention because many companies view bribery as part of doing business in certain countries, former OECD secretary general Donald Johnston told a conference in Paris.

World Bank official: SMEs are mentoring one another

World Bank official: SMEs are mentoring one another

December 14, 2017, GIR

Small and medium-sized enterprises that have been through World Bank investigations are successfully helping other businesses comply with Bank rules, the organisation’s vice president for integrity told an OECD conference in Paris.

Siemens compliance officer calls for global self-reporting framework

Siemens compliance officer calls for global self-reporting framework

December 13, 2017, GIR

A global self-reporting framework for international companies would be a “real game-changer” that could bring many cases of foreign bribery to light, Siemens lawyer Klaus Moosmayer told an OECD conference in Paris.

German prosecutor: lawyers should “establish a level of trust” with authorities

German prosecutor: lawyers should “establish a level of trust” with authorities

November 20, 2017, GIR

A German prosecutor has said the “most important thing” for lawyers to do when his office opens a criminal corruption investigation is for a company to start building a relationship with investigators.

Hui Chen: a compliance officer’s role “bears repeating”

Hui Chen: a compliance officer’s role “bears repeating”

November 17, 2017, GIR

The DOJ’s former compliance counsel, Hui Chen, said at a London conference that clarifying the purpose of a compliance officer can fuel a positive business culture.

GIR Live: German lawyers decry ENRC judgment

GIR Live: German lawyers decry ENRC judgment

November 16, 2017, GIR

German lawyers have voiced their frustration over the UK’s recent ENRC privilege ruling, with one describing it as a “bad case based on bad facts”.

SFO head: it’s better to “grow our own” investigators

SFO head: it’s better to “grow our own” investigators

November 16, 2017, GIR

The director of the UK’s Serious Fraud Office, David Green, said at a London conference that training their own investigators is preferable to recruiting those from other authorities.

GIR Live: In-house counsel have a target on their back

GIR Live: In-house counsel have a target on their back

November 06, 2017, GIR

Lawyers say that the increased focus of UK enforcement agencies on individuals means that in-house counsel and compliance officers are more often in the crosshairs of investigations.

Brazilian prosecutor: “We are part of the problem”

Brazilian prosecutor: “We are part of the problem”

November 02, 2017, GIR

Speaking in São Paulo on 1 November, senior Brazilian prosecutor Vladimir Aras addressed the difficulty of coordinating with national counterparts when negotiating leniency deals and the need for legal reform.

SFO to enforce foreign angle of failure to prevent tax evasion

SFO to enforce foreign angle of failure to prevent tax evasion

November 02, 2017, GIR

The UK Serious Fraud Office director David Green has been active on the London conference circuit this week, appearing at a Trace International conference on 2 November after speaking at GIR Live London on 31 October.