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Conference Coverage

ABA London: US and UK prosecution have “systematic differences”

ABA London: US and UK prosecution have “systematic differences”

October 11, 2016, GIR

Speaking at the conference, the FCA head of enforcement Mark Steward criticised the US's dealmaking approach and their reliance on internal investigations, while casting doubt on offering financial incentives for whistleblowers.

SFO GC argues for extending “failure to prevent” offences

SFO GC argues for extending “failure to prevent” offences

October 11, 2016, GIR

At the ABA White Collar Crime Institute in London, Alun Milford said he sees no rationale for the UK's selective approach to corporate liability for economic crimes.

Mark Steward: FCA will not rely on internal investigation reports

Mark Steward: FCA will not rely on internal investigation reports

October 10, 2016, GIR

The FCA’s head of enforcement said internal investigation reports are inherently tinged with conflicts of interest, at the American Bar Association’s Fifth London White Collar Crime Institute on 10 October

Senior enforcer to speak at GIR Live Hong Kong

Senior enforcer to speak at GIR Live Hong Kong

September 30, 2016, GIR

Join more than 70 in-house counsel from major banks and companies - including Deutsche Bank, Nomura and Shell - attending the second-annual GIR Live Hong Kong, where the city's senior assistant director of public prosecutions will give a keynote address.

UK government criticised for conflicting export-control advice

UK government criticised for conflicting export-control advice

September 29, 2016, GIR

The UK’s policy on the export of non-controlled goods to countries such as Saudi Arabia and China is mismatched and misaligned, says a Baker & McKenzie trade compliance partner.

Bitkower: “We view compliance professionals as our allies”

Bitkower: “We view compliance professionals as our allies”

September 20, 2016, GIR

DOJ prosecutors can turn to Hui Chen, the department’s new compliance counsel, to help them ask the right questions of compliance personnel, principal deputy assistant attorney general David Bitkower said at GIR Live New York.

GIR Live NY: Handling data in investigations has become “wildly expensive”

GIR Live NY: Handling data in investigations has become “wildly expensive”

September 19, 2016, GIR

The proliferation of electronic devices in the workplace means companies are finding it very challenging to reduce the cost of reviewing and analysing data during internal inquiries, says Joe Warin.

GIR Live NY: SFO’s Ben Morgan gives UK investigations bar a top grade

GIR Live NY: SFO’s Ben Morgan gives UK investigations bar a top grade

September 15, 2016, GIR

Following “considerable debate” among SFO staff, the agency has given private practice investigations lawyers an A- grade for their work representing companies and individuals during top-tier white-collar cases.

GIR Live London: the most important developments of the past year

GIR Live London: the most important developments of the past year

August 11, 2016, GIR

A full transcript of a symposium-style session at GIR Live London in April 2016, where panellists and the audience discussed recent developments with the biggest impact on the practice of international investigations.

GIR Live London: DPAs and privilege

GIR Live London: DPAs and privilege

June 29, 2016, GIR

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office concluded its first deferred prosecution agreement with Standard Bank in late 2015. At GIR Live London in April, panellists – including counsel to Standard Bank – scrutinised the case, from the importance of witnesses’ first accounts to scepticism on the part of the judiciary.

SEC director: Brexit unlikely to change investigations

SEC director: Brexit unlikely to change investigations

June 28, 2016, GIR

The associate director of the SEC’s division of enforcement, Scott Friestad, has said the UK’s 23 June vote to leave the EU probably won't affect the way the agency conducts its investigations.

IBA Paris: panellists clash on whistleblower rewards

IBA Paris: panellists clash on whistleblower rewards

June 17, 2016, GIR

Hans-Joachim Eckert, the chair of Fifa’s ethics committee and a former prosecutor, says whistleblowers should not be financially rewarded for exposing corruption.