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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.

GIR launches the Enforcement Scorecard

GIR launches the Enforcement Scorecard

July 09, 2014, GIR

GIR is proud to present the Enforcement Scorecard, a comprehensive guide to the world’s 50 largest corporate enforcement actions and the counsel who guided companies through them.

Brazil’s CGU checks potential impact of penalties on Petrobras

Brazil’s CGU checks potential impact of penalties on Petrobras

July 09, 2014, GIR

Brazilian state-owned oil company Petrobras said it could lose up to US$15 billion if contracts with Dutch oil-platform services company SBM Offshore are suspended, in response to a query by the country’s main anti-corruption enforcer.

Dutch double sentences for money laundering and bribery

Dutch double sentences for money laundering and bribery

July 04, 2014, GIR

The Netherlands has approved plans to introduce larger penalties for corruption and money laundering offences for both companies and individuals.