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Court confirms limited waiver protection in RBS negotiations with FCA

Court confirms limited waiver protection in RBS negotiations with FCA

June 17, 2015, GIR

The High Court of England and Wales has ruled that third parties cannot, in principle, access information provided to government authorities under a limited waiver during settlement negotiations.

DoJ FCPA prosecutor: sometimes it’s ok to hire princelings

DoJ FCPA prosecutor: sometimes it’s ok to hire princelings

June 10, 2015, GIR

Companies can hire the children of well-connected government officials if they have a transparent hiring process and scrutinise multiple candidates and resumés, says the assistant chief of the DoJ’s FCPA unit, Matthew Queler.

First UK DPAs to be concluded this year

First UK DPAs to be concluded this year

June 09, 2015, GIR

UK Serious Fraud Office director David Green expects the country’s first DPAs to be concluded by the end of the calendar year. He hopes these precedents will help end uncertainty surrounding the process.

Breaching the wall: Secret intelligence in white-collar enforcement

Breaching the wall: Secret intelligence in white-collar enforcement

June 08, 2015, GIR

US intelligence agencies routinely uncover evidence of economic crimes, including bribery for overseas contracts. Across the pond, the vast amounts of data monitored by the UK’s GCHQ contain potentially game-changing evidence for enforcement agencies at home and abroad. Here, Rahul Rose finds out how much of that secret intelligence actually ends up in the hands of white-collar criminal prosecutors.

Misguided argument during forex negotiations shocks DoJ fraud chief

Misguided argument during forex negotiations shocks DoJ fraud chief

June 05, 2015, GIR

During forex settlement negotiations with the DoJ, a bank argued for remediation credit because its failure to run risk assessments was down to insufficient regulation.

We'll improve incentives for early self-disclosure, says DoJ fraud chief

We'll improve incentives for early self-disclosure, says DoJ fraud chief

June 04, 2015, GIR

The DoJ is increasing the incentives to report wrongdoing early in an attempt to discourage companies from only self-disclosing when the authorities appear close to uncovering misconduct, the chief of the DoJ’s fraud section says. Adam Dobrik in Brussels.

Judgement calls and grey areas: part III

Judgement calls and grey areas: part III

June 04, 2015, GIR

Can defence counsel and the UK SFO come to mutual agreement on cooperation and privilege? Should individuals hand over personal communications devices that might contain work data? Can lawyers persuade authorities to coordinate enforcement actions? These questions and more were discussed at GIR Live London on 21 April.

Non-US foreign bribery enforcement doubles since 2012

Non-US foreign bribery enforcement doubles since 2012

June 03, 2015, GIR

Foreign bribery enforcement actions outside the US have now overtaken the number of successful cases handled by US authorities, a TRACE report has found.

SBM forced to justify internal investigation strategy

SBM forced to justify internal investigation strategy

June 01, 2015, GIR

In a letter to shareholders, SBM Offshore has defended its decision to postpone an internal investigation into foreign bribery allegations in Brazil.

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.