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Innospec sentencing disparity “extraordinary”

Innospec sentencing disparity “extraordinary”

August 05, 2014, GIR

The disparity between the sentences of four former Innospec executives shows the significance UK courts will give to guilty pleas and cooperation.

FCPA jurisdiction over Alstom executive ‘a bit of a stretch’

FCPA jurisdiction over Alstom executive ‘a bit of a stretch’

August 05, 2014, GIR

The defence team of Lawrence Hoskins, a UK citizen and former Alstom executive who faces FCPA charges, argues the DoJ is wrong to assert jurisdiction by claiming he was an agent of Alstom’s US subsidiary.

Gagging order undermines Australia’s anti-corruption enforcement efforts

Gagging order undermines Australia’s anti-corruption enforcement efforts

August 04, 2014, GIR

An Australian court’s suppression order prohibiting the reporting of a corruption case with links to high-profile politicians in several Asian countries undermines Australia’s attempts to bring enforcement of foreign bribery cases up to international standards, lawyers say.

DoJ catches ex-Alstom VP unaware of unsealed FCPA charges

DoJ catches ex-Alstom VP unaware of unsealed FCPA charges

August 04, 2014, GIR

A UK citizen has been arrested for alleged FCPA violations after travelling to the US – unaware that the DoJ had publicly charged him nine months earlier.

New French corporate secrecy law protects whistleblower disclosures

New French corporate secrecy law protects whistleblower disclosures

July 30, 2014, GIR

Whistleblowers disclosing confidential corporate information to enforcers will be protected under proposed French legislation criminalising the unauthorised disclosure of commercial secrets.

DC court agrees to delay Fokker DPA hearing

DC court agrees to delay Fokker DPA hearing

July 29, 2014, GIR

Judge Richard Leon in the DC District Court has postponed a hearing where the US Department of Justice and Fokker were due to justify a deferred prosecution agreement, after evidence by a former US government investigator cast doubt on the accuracy of information provided in the agreement.

Data preservation in investigations: top tips

Data preservation in investigations: top tips

July 23, 2014, GIR

Data preservation, collection and review processes can be costly, time-consuming, and painstaking (if not at times painful) for a company undertaking an investigation. The requirements of various government agencies and data protection/privacy laws are often overlapping, competing and contradictory.

European court boosts double jeopardy protection

European court boosts double jeopardy protection

July 18, 2014, GIR

The European Court of Human Rights has confirmed that defendants are immune from criminal proceedings once regulators have imposed administrative penalties for the same misconduct, in a case which could have repercussions across Europe.

Credit Suisse to pass 1,000 employee names to US

Credit Suisse to pass 1,000 employee names to US

July 16, 2014, GIR

Swiss bank Credit Suisse is preparing to send the names of over 1,000 employees to US authorities to comply with the terms of its recent plea agreement with the DoJ.

Canada introduces debarment ‘by the back door’

Canada introduces debarment ‘by the back door’

July 15, 2014, GIR

New procurement rules will prevent companies whose foreign affiliates have been convicted of crimes, including foreign bribery and fraud, from bidding for most Canadian federal contracts.