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Dickinson: the key moment in SBM Offshore

Dickinson: the key moment in SBM Offshore

November 13, 2014, GIR

SBM Offshore’s decision to simultaneously notify Dutch and US authorities at the beginning of its internal investigation set the tone for how the case unfolded, says Tim Dickinson, who worked on the case.

Forex investigations end in record fines

Forex investigations end in record fines

November 12, 2014, GIR

UK, US and Swiss enforcers have announced forex settlements amounting to US$4.3 billion in relation to compliance failures at six international banks, but civil, criminal and antitrust investigations of alleged benchmark manipulation continue around the globe.

How to win friends and influence people - international cooperation in Siemens

How to win friends and influence people - international cooperation in Siemens

November 05, 2014, GIR

The Siemens corruption investigation and settlement saw unprecedented international cooperation between government enforcers in the US and Germany. David Vascott talks to the lawyers who made it happen.

Broad use of crime-fraud exception could "severely undermine" attorney-client privilege

Broad use of crime-fraud exception could "severely undermine" attorney-client privilege

November 04, 2014, GIR

FCPA Lawyers have expressed strong support for the Supreme Court review of a crime-fraud exception case which has “scary” consequences for attorney-client privilege.

Siemens: the negotiators

Siemens: the negotiators

November 03, 2014, GIR

Scott Muller, Angela Burgess and John Banes at Davis Polk & Wardwell led negotiations on behalf of Siemens in the company’s 2008 FCPA settlement with the US government. Here, they talk to David Vascott about how that settlement was reached.

Layne Christensen's SEC settlement shows the "significant" benefits of cooperation

Layne Christensen's SEC settlement shows the "significant" benefits of cooperation

October 28, 2014, GIR

The SEC’s US$5.1 million FCPA settlement with drilling company Layne Christensen is “concrete evidence” of the advantages of cooperation, lawyers say.

IBA Tokyo: internal investigations viewed dimly by many jurisdictions

IBA Tokyo: internal investigations viewed dimly by many jurisdictions

October 24, 2014, GIR

Carrying out internal corporate investigations to meet the demands of US enforcement agencies risks stepping on the toes of authorities elsewhere, many of whom view such practices with suspicion. David Vascott in Tokyo.

Innospec judgment could encourage more UK bribery follow-on claims

Innospec judgment could encourage more UK bribery follow-on claims

October 23, 2014, GIR

An English court has refused to compensate an Innospec competitor after he failed to prove that Innospec won contracts because of alleged corruption, but the decision may nonetheless spur more parties who suffer loss resulting from bribery to seek damages.

DoJ points to sectors most vulnerable to corruption in LatAm

DoJ points to sectors most vulnerable to corruption in LatAm

October 17, 2014, GIR

Evidence from investigations around Latin America suggests that the extractive, utilities and health sectors are among those most vulnerable to corruption, says James Koukios, senior deputy chief of the fraud section in the criminal division of the US Department of Justice.

Strategies for navigating joint antitrust division and criminal division investigations

Strategies for navigating joint antitrust division and criminal division investigations

October 09, 2014, GIR

The criminal and antitrust divisions of the US Department of Justice are cooperating more closely than ever, especially on market manipulation and rate-rigging cases. But with different – and at times inconsistent – policies and practices, what does that mean for companies unfortunate enough to rouse the interest of both sections at once? Veterans of both divisions, Thomas Barnett, Lanny Breuer, Deborah Garza, Mythili Raman and Phillip Warren, explain.