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IBA conference Lisbon: SFO and DOJ adopt aggressive tactics in suspect interviews

IBA conference Lisbon: SFO and DOJ adopt aggressive tactics in suspect interviews

May 19, 2017, GIR

The UK Serious Fraud Office acted aggressively by changing a suspect interview to a compelled interview during questioning in its recent Unaoil investigation, according to Ross Dixon at Hickman Rose in London.

IBA Lisbon: EU data protection laws will prove difficult to enforce in Asia

IBA Lisbon: EU data protection laws will prove difficult to enforce in Asia

May 18, 2017, GIR

EU authorities will have to rely heavily on enforcers in Asia to carry out investigations into possible EU data protection breaches by companies in Hong Kong and China, according to a Hong Kong-based lawyer at Haldanes.

GIR Live London: Lawyers criticise UK plans to expand corporate criminal liability

GIR Live London: Lawyers criticise UK plans to expand corporate criminal liability

May 05, 2017, GIR

Panellists at GIR Live London said there is no rationale for extending corporate criminal liability to all economic offences.

GIR Live San Francisco: three weeks to go

GIR Live San Francisco: three weeks to go

May 03, 2017, GIR

With the rollback of Dodd-Frank on the agenda, what’s next for antitrust, FCPA and white-collar enforcement under the Trump administration? How can lawyers navigate the maze of legal privilege and privacy laws underpinning corporate investigations today? Find out at GIR Live's first West Coast conference on 22 May.

GIR Live London - in pictures

GIR Live London - in pictures

April 28, 2017, GIR

Photos from the third annual GIR Live London, held on 27 April.

GIR Live: Corporate DPAs throw spotlight on prosecutions of individuals

GIR Live: Corporate DPAs throw spotlight on prosecutions of individuals

April 27, 2017, GIR

UK deferred prosecution agreements could put individuals' rights to a fair trial at risk, investigations lawyers said at GIR's third annual conference in London.

Stokes: Informal information sharing is how cases are made

Stokes: Informal information sharing is how cases are made

April 25, 2017, GIR

Patrick Stokes, a former head of the fraud section’s FCPA unit, said many cases US authorities bring are built on the significant rise in informal cooperation between foreign enforcers.

Beneficial ownership under the spotlight in DOJ investigations

Beneficial ownership under the spotlight in DOJ investigations

March 13, 2017, GIR

US enforcers will take a “very hard look” at financial institutions’ compliance with a Treasury Department customer due diligence rule in future investigations, says the DOJ’s acting criminal division chief.

ZTE used lawyers as “a mouthpiece to lie”

March 09, 2017, GIR

The US Commerce Department's decision to bar ZTE from accessing the US market was a turning point in the investigation of the Chinese company, which had consistently provided false information to its external counsel and to government investigators in earlier stages of the probe, a US official says.

DOJ Criminal Division deputy: we’re good at cross-pollinating across sections

DOJ Criminal Division deputy: we’re good at cross-pollinating across sections

March 09, 2017, GIR

If a section within the DOJ's criminal division issues new guidance, it applies to the entire division, the acting deputy chief for the division said.