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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.

Local laws may hamper GSK UAE investigation

Local laws may hamper GSK UAE investigation

October 08, 2014, GIR

GSK’s internal probe of bribery allegations in the UAE, revealed on 7 October, could be hampered by complex local data protection and privilege laws, and could trigger local enforcement action, say lawyers with knowledge of the country.

Marshall Miller: enforcement priorities, individual culpability and the cost of investigations

Marshall Miller: enforcement priorities, individual culpability and the cost of investigations

October 06, 2014, GIR

Following his speech at GIR Live New York, principal deputy assistant attorney general Marshall Miller of the US Department of Justice talked to David Vascott about the criminal division’s enforcement priorities.

GIR Live New York: Balancing enforcer demands is an art, not a science

GIR Live New York: Balancing enforcer demands is an art, not a science

September 24, 2014, GIR

Balancing the conflicting perspectives and expectations in cross-border investigations is a demanding task. At GIR Live New York on 17 September, panellists discussed how to bridge the gaps.

GIR Live: Expose and provide evidence on culpable individuals, DoJ official says

GIR Live: Expose and provide evidence on culpable individuals, DoJ official says

September 18, 2014, GIR

The US Department of Justice will continue to focus on prosecuting individuals, the principal deputy assistant attorney general for the criminal division, Marshall Miller, said on Wednesday at GIR Live in New York.