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DPAs may be introduced for UK sanctions

DPAs may be introduced for UK sanctions

May 26, 2016, GIR

Rena Lalgie, the head of the UK Treasury’s new sanctions body, says DPAs may be available for companies that violate sanctions if the Policing & Crime Bill currently being debated in Parliament is passed.

OFAC director clarifies Iran sanctions misconceptions

OFAC director clarifies Iran sanctions misconceptions

May 26, 2016, GIR

OFAC’s assistant director for licensing, Davin Blackborow, has denied sanction rules are difficult to comprehend and says the authority cannot be blamed for the reluctance of non-US companies to conduct business in Iran.

GIR Live: Singapore is no haven for white-collar crime

GIR Live: Singapore is no haven for white-collar crime

May 24, 2016, GIR

Contrary to allegations of lax regulation in the wake of the Petrobras and 1MDB scandals, Singapore has substantially overhauled its tax and anti-money laundering regimes in recent years, says one of the city-state’s leading white-collar lawyers.

IBA lawyers split on legacy of Libor and Forex enforcement

IBA lawyers split on legacy of Libor and Forex enforcement

May 13, 2016, GIR

Government authorities in the UK erred in choosing to bring criminal charges over benchmark rigging scandals, the former chief criminal counsel for the FCA said on 12 May. Dylan Tokar in Panama.

Defence lawyers grappling with interview problems after Yates Memo

Defence lawyers grappling with interview problems after Yates Memo

May 03, 2016, Just Anti-Corruption

Companies must consider whether there is an ethical obligation to provide employees with legal representation in light of the DOJ’s refocus on individual liability, a Baker & McKenzie lawyer said on 2 May.

Wells Fargo anti-bribery chief: pilot programme means 120 per cent cooperation required

Wells Fargo anti-bribery chief: pilot programme means 120 per cent cooperation required

April 29, 2016, Just Anti-Corruption

Wells Fargo’s anti-bribery chief, who recently called on the DOJ to offer clearer guidance on how it evaluates corporate compliance programmes, has said businesses will need to ratchet up their internal controls as a result of the FCPA pilot programme.

GIR Live London: middle management targeted by new FCA regime

GIR Live London: middle management targeted by new FCA regime

April 29, 2016, GIR

The FCA’s new scheme to hold senior managers to account for financial misconduct will affect the middle management of banks more than senior managers, a former official from the agency says.

GIR Live London: disclosing first accounts could waive privilege, says Standard Bank QC

GIR Live London: disclosing first accounts could waive privilege, says Standard Bank QC

April 28, 2016, GIR

Lawyers for Standard Bank deliberately kept all references of witness interviews out of the internal investigation report presented to the SFO, Nicholas Purnell QC said at GIR Live London on Thursday.

GIR Live London: FCA won't delegate investigations

GIR Live London: FCA won't delegate investigations

April 28, 2016, GIR

The FCA will never view internal investigations as a substitute for its own inquiries, says the regulator’s director of investigations, Jamie Symington.

Judge Rakoff: DOJ compliance requirements aren’t working

Judge Rakoff: DOJ compliance requirements aren’t working

April 08, 2016, Just Anti-Corruption

Federal judge Jed Rakoff clashed with Leslie Caldwell, the head of the Justice Department’s criminal division, over the effectiveness of remediation and compliance requirements placed on companies in corporate settlements.