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RCMP superintendent Denis Desnoyers: “We don’t set out to bankrupt a company”

RCMP superintendent Denis Desnoyers: “We don’t set out to bankrupt a company”

July 18, 2017, GIR

Denis Desnoyers, the head of criminal operations for the National Division at the RCMP, discusses processes to resolve blanket privilege claims, interactions between RCMP investigators and Canada’s prosecutorial body, and how the police may act to help limit costs for companies under investigation.

Ex-Johnson & Johnson vice-president facing trial in Greece

Ex-Johnson & Johnson vice-president facing trial in Greece

July 13, 2017, GIR

Greek authorities are prosecuting a former Johnson & Johnson employee already convicted of bribery in the UK after the SFO handed over information from his cooperation agreement.

First individual convicted under Canada foreign bribery law loses appeal

First individual convicted under Canada foreign bribery law loses appeal

July 11, 2017, GIR

A recent Canadian appeals court’s decision to uphold the conviction of a former Cryptometrics Canada agent has given the country’s enforcement record a much-needed boost, according to lawyers.

GIR Live London – DPAs: the new normal?

GIR Live London – DPAs: the new normal?

July 10, 2017, GIR

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office has so far secured four deferred prosecution agreements. Panellists at GIR Live London in April were asked whether these settlements jeopardise the rights of individuals and whether “adversarial” is a dirty word.

GIR launches the 2017 Due Process Guide

GIR launches the 2017 Due Process Guide

July 06, 2017, GIR

Twenty years after China regained control of Hong Kong, the phrase “one country, two systems” certainly rings true, with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority receiving an A- grade in this year's Due Process Guide while China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce languishes at the bottom of the list for the second year running.

After bureaucratic maneuver, criminal division special funding climbed

After bureaucratic maneuver, criminal division special funding climbed

June 28, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

A GIR Just Anti-Corruption investigation reveals how the Criminal Division's cash injections from an obscure enforcement fund increased more than 10-fold in recent years. Part 2 of a three-part examination of the DOJ's Three Percent Fund.

As corporate fines rocketed, DOJ enforcement budgets swelled

As corporate fines rocketed, DOJ enforcement budgets swelled

June 27, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

How the US Justice Department became increasingly reliant on an obscure fund to finance major white-collar crime investigations. Part one of a three-part GIR Just Anti-Corruption investigation into the Three Percent Fund.

Trump has 'shaken' Chinese companies’ confidence in FCPA enforcement

Trump has 'shaken' Chinese companies’ confidence in FCPA enforcement

June 15, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Chinese companies are questioning how the US will enforce the FCPA because of President Donald Trump’s past comments on the foreign bribery law, an in-house counsel at United Technologies Corporation’s Chinese subsidiary has said.

The Weissmann legacy: Increasing the value of compliance

The Weissmann legacy: Increasing the value of compliance

June 12, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

As Andrew Weissmann joins Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation team, white-collar lawyers reflect on the highs and lows of his tenure as head of the DOJ’s criminal fraud section.

Supreme Court disgorgement ruling ‘game-changer’ for SEC cases

Supreme Court disgorgement ruling ‘game-changer’ for SEC cases

June 05, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

In a decision that strengthens the defence’s position in SEC cases, the Supreme Court has ruled that disgorgement is subject to the five-year statute of limitations.