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Fifa corruption swoop: an operation revealed on Twitter

Fifa corruption swoop: an operation revealed on Twitter

May 27, 2015, GIR

The very public arrests of seven Fifa officials on Wednesday, together with the simultaneous dawn raid of the organisation’s headquarters, represents a sea-change in the way agencies are balancing the privacy of investigative targets and the public interest.

Appeal ruling could force FCA to reduce reliance on internal investigations

Appeal ruling could force FCA to reduce reliance on internal investigations

May 21, 2015, GIR

Lawyers say an appeal court’s ruling that the FCA improperly identified an individual in a final notice published in connection with JP Morgan’s “London Whale” settlement could mean that the authority will have to investigate allegations more thoroughly.

England's High Court backs SFO in GSK prejudice fight

England's High Court backs SFO in GSK prejudice fight

May 11, 2015, GIR

The High Court of England & Wales has agreed with an SFO stance that having corporate counsel present during compelled interviews with employees may prejudice investigations.

Judge orders DoJ to break confidentiality assurances to HSBC

Judge orders DoJ to break confidentiality assurances to HSBC

May 01, 2015, GIR

Judge John Gleeson, who is overseeing HSBC’s money laundering and sanctions DPA, has asked the DoJ to file a full version of a report by the bank’s monitor, even though prosecutors previously said that the confidential document would not be disclosed.

Tesco accounting probe could be a game-changer for UK internal investigations

Tesco accounting probe could be a game-changer for UK internal investigations

April 24, 2015, GIR

Tesco’s apparent decision to avoid face-to-face interviews with potential suspects could signal a change in the way lawyers handle internal investigations in the UK.

Brazil frustrated by lack of Dutch cooperation in SBM Offshore

Brazil frustrated by lack of Dutch cooperation in SBM Offshore

April 20, 2015, GIR

Brazil's anti-corruption agency yesterday published the recording of an interview with a key witness in the SBM Offshore investigation. In it, Brazilian officials say that both Dutch prosecutors and SBM Offshore underestimated the authority's capabilities.

UK tribunal clarifies public interest requirement of whistleblower claims

UK tribunal clarifies public interest requirement of whistleblower claims

April 14, 2015, GIR

A recent UK Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruling has strengthened the position of whistleblowers who report misconduct that affects only a limited number of people.

Brazil’s tax fraud investigation will have a domino effect

Brazil’s tax fraud investigation will have a domino effect

April 10, 2015, GIR

Brazil’s investigation of tax fraud and bribery allegations against 74 companies could have repercussions for every dispute heard by the country’s tax appeals board in the last decade.

US/EU sanctions and Russian law: caught between a rock and a hard place

US/EU sanctions and Russian law: caught between a rock and a hard place

April 09, 2015, GIR

Foreign companies with operations in Russia risk breaking local competition and contract laws when trying to comply with US and EU sanctions. Taking advantage of corporate structure may be one solution.

ASIC backs Australian privilege reform

ASIC backs Australian privilege reform

April 08, 2015, GIR

Australia’s Securities and Investments Commission says a new mechanism to deal with assertions of privilege would speed up its investigations.