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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.