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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.

IBA Paris: French DPAs will speed up corruption investigations

IBA Paris: French DPAs will speed up corruption investigations

June 16, 2016, GIR

A French prosecutor has welcomed a bill that would introduce a DPA-style settlement tool in France, a day after the lower house of the French parliament voted to approve it.

Mark Steward: don’t trample the crime scene

Mark Steward: don’t trample the crime scene

June 10, 2016, GIR

In a conference speech, the FCA’s head of enforcement echoed David Green’s comments on internal investigations, while SFO general counsel Alun Milford likened the privilege strategies employed in corporate internal investigations to those used by organised crime suspects.

GIR Live Singapore: in pictures

GIR Live Singapore: in pictures

May 27, 2016, GIR

On 24 May lawyers and in-house counsel from around Asia gathered for GIR Live in Singapore. Here is a selection of pictures from the day.

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.