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OECD expert: competition reduces corruption

OECD expert: competition reduces corruption

November 23, 2016, GIR

A senior competition law expert at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said that antitrust authorities’ work benefits their countries politically as well as economically – but warned against the effects of excessive transparency.

GIR Live DC: Increased transatlantic cooperation “changes calculus” for companies

GIR Live DC: Increased transatlantic cooperation “changes calculus” for companies

November 21, 2016, GIR

Strongly forged ties between US and European prosecuting agencies are likely to help white-collar crime enforcement continue apace regardless of who the US president is, panellists said at GIR Live DC.

US v UK: Patrick Stokes and Ben Morgan in dialogue

US v UK: Patrick Stokes and Ben Morgan in dialogue

November 18, 2016, GIR

At GIR Live New York in September Patrick Stokes, the former head of the US Department of Justice’s FCPA unit, compared notes with Ben Morgan, the Serious Fraud Office’s lead anticorruption enforcer, on cooperation, voluntary disclosures, deferred prosecution agreements and other aspects of the evolving transatlantic legal landscape.

GIR Live DC: China’s anti-corruption drive and building cooperation

GIR Live DC: China’s anti-corruption drive and building cooperation

November 17, 2016, GIR

International companies believe they are one step away from being targeted by Chinese authorities as part of the country’s anti-corruption drive, panellists said at GIR Live DC.

GIR Live DC: Switzerland considers making bank secrecy rights part of constitution

GIR Live DC: Switzerland considers making bank secrecy rights part of constitution

November 16, 2016, GIR

A senior prosecutor at the Geneva Public Prosecutor’s Office has said that a move to prevent banks sharing customer information could be a game changer, following the US Swiss Bank Programme.

Asset recovery: “What was done in the past 20 years is not working”

Asset recovery: “What was done in the past 20 years is not working”

November 14, 2016, GIR

Only 0.025% of funds lost to corruption are being recovered annually, according to Ed Davis, asset recovery partner at Astigarraga Davis in Miami.

GIR Live DC Fall - one week to go

GIR Live DC Fall - one week to go

November 09, 2016, GIR

Geneva prosecutor Claudio Mascotto will deliver the opening keynote speech at GIR Live DC Fall, which takes place on 16 November at Hogan Lovells’ Washington, DC office.

IBA Seoul: New Korea law may ensnare foreign companies

IBA Seoul: New Korea law may ensnare foreign companies

November 04, 2016, GIR

The exact scope of South Korea’s controversial new anti-corruption law remains unclear for both practitioners and prosecutors alike, but lawyers say it will extend corporate criminal liability to foreign companies that directly or indirectly attempt to bribe or influence a Korean public official.

Kim Young-ran: we want to root out corruption, not change Korean culture

Kim Young-ran: we want to root out corruption, not change Korean culture

November 03, 2016, GIR

The driving force behind South Korea’s new anti-corruption law, Kim Young-ran, tells a packed IBA conference in Seoul that despite widespread confusion over the law, Koreans should see this as an opportunity to rid the country of its “networks of self-interest”.

Netherlands should introduce sentencing guidelines, Telia counsel says

Netherlands should introduce sentencing guidelines, Telia counsel says

October 31, 2016, GIR

Marike Bakker at NautaDutilh in Amsterdam said that the Netherlands needs to set clear rules on how Dutch prosecutors calculate foreign bribery fines to provide companies with greater incentives to self-report potential wrongdoing.