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SFO director: significant charging decisions are imminent

SFO director: significant charging decisions are imminent

June 13, 2017, GIR

The director of the UK Serious Fraud Office said the agency is continuing with open investigations and aggressive enforcement despite uncertainty over its future.

Right against self incrimination not a valid excuse to refuse cooperation in World Bank investigations

Right against self incrimination not a valid excuse to refuse cooperation in World Bank investigations

June 09, 2017, GIR

Companies that refuse to cooperate with the World Bank's investigative team can no longer claim the right against self-incrimination, a senior investigator for the group has said.

View from the bench: US federal judge speaks out on risks for white-collar lawyers

View from the bench: US federal judge speaks out on risks for white-collar lawyers

June 08, 2017, GIR

A US federal judge has a warning for white-collar lawyers defending individual clients: don’t get too close, or you could end up in trouble.

Juniper Networks compliance chief: I hope DOJ "preserves in-house perspective"

Juniper Networks compliance chief: I hope DOJ "preserves in-house perspective"

June 02, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Adding compliance expert Hui Chen to the fraud section has brought about "profound positive change," the chief compliance officer for Juniper Networks has said.

GIR Live: Assume you're being watched

GIR Live: Assume you're being watched

May 30, 2017, GIR

Panellists at GIR Live San Francisco said a lack of foresight on internal investigations can cause major headaches - especially when the evidence you need is in a country that doesn't recognise or respect privilege.

Multinationals failing to report misconduct to us, warns Brazilian prosecutor

Multinationals failing to report misconduct to us, warns Brazilian prosecutor

May 23, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Some multinationals are incorrectly deciding not to self-report possible bribery to Brazilian authorities just because the conduct predates the country's 2014 anti-corruption law, a local prosecutor has warned.

GIR Live: Petrobras prosecutor warns of conflicts of interest at Brazilian government agencies

GIR Live: Petrobras prosecutor warns of conflicts of interest at Brazilian government agencies

May 23, 2017, GIR

A federal prosecutor at the heart of Operation Car Wash told GIR Live San Francisco that Brazilian government agencies may be trying to actively block settlements that expose corruption among politicians.

GIR Live San Francisco  - in pictures

GIR Live San Francisco - in pictures

May 23, 2017, GIR

Photos from GIR Live San San Francisco, held on 22 May.

IBA Lisbon: ENRC judgment has “blown everything out the water”

IBA Lisbon: ENRC judgment has “blown everything out the water”

May 22, 2017, GIR

A “surprising” UK court ruling on a privilege dispute between ENRC and the SFO will affect companies’ decisions whether to conduct internal investigations, according to Shaul Brazil at BCL.

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.