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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.

New SFO fraud head: we are misunderstood

New SFO fraud head: we are misunderstood

October 27, 2016, GIR

In her first speech as joint head of the SFO’s fraud division, Hannah von Dadelszen took aim at the “black and white” reporting of the agency’s cases, stating: “life behind the doors of the SFO simply doesn’t work like that.”

Rights of individuals compromised in Brazil's "enforcement tsunami"

Rights of individuals compromised in Brazil's "enforcement tsunami"

October 21, 2016, GIR

Operation Car Wash gave rise to a new type of investigation that sometimes puts the constitutional rights of individuals at risk, a Brazilian criminal lawyer said at the Anti-Corruption & Investigations conference in São Paulo, hosted by GIR and Latin Lawyer.

GIR Live Hong Kong: more transparency required in regulator fines

GIR Live Hong Kong: more transparency required in regulator fines

October 17, 2016, GIR

Banking regulators are failing to make clear the rationale behind fining decisions, so it appears as if financial penalties are being conjured from thin air, says HSBC’s head of regulatory affairs for Asia-Pacific.

Fifa prosecutor: Swiss have addressed barriers to cooperation

Fifa prosecutor: Swiss have addressed barriers to cooperation

October 14, 2016, GIR

James Gatta, the criminal division chief at the Brooklyn federal prosecutor’s office, has praised Swiss authorities for their assistance in the US investigation into corruption tied to Fifa.

One week left to book for the fourth annual Anti-Corruption and Investigations conference in São Paulo

One week left to book for the fourth annual Anti-Corruption and Investigations conference in São Paulo

October 12, 2016, GIR

Hear from Brazil’s former attorney general, Fábio Medina Osório, and speakers from the US Department of Justice, Brazil’s Federal Prosecution Service, Odebrecht and ArcelorMittal at the fourth annual Anti-Corruption and Investigations conference, to be held in São Paulo on Thursday 20 October.