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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.

DC appeals court: internal investigation privilege stands

DC appeals court: internal investigation privilege stands

July 01, 2014, GIR

A DC court has quashed a decision that had the potential to severely limit the scope of attorney-client privilege in internal investigations.

Nicola Bonucci: Under-enforcement, double jeopardy and emerging markets

Nicola Bonucci: Under-enforcement, double jeopardy and emerging markets

July 01, 2014, GIR

GIR editorial board member Nicola Bonucci is general counsel at the Organisation for Economic Coordination and Development. David Vascott met him at the OECD’s headquarters in Paris.

Dark pool lawsuit highlights the limits of compliance

Dark pool lawsuit highlights the limits of compliance

June 30, 2014, GIR

New York’s attorney general is suing Barclays for defrauding clients who used its dark pool, citing internal emails that suggest high-level awareness of the alleged misconduct.

The hacking trial verdict’s impact on corporate criminal liability

The hacking trial verdict’s impact on corporate criminal liability

June 27, 2014, GIR

Rebekah Brooks’ acquittal this week reduces the avenues available to UK authorities should they want to pursue corporate criminal liability bribery charges against newspaper publisher News UK, which is part of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire.

The global reach of US congressional investigations

The global reach of US congressional investigations

June 27, 2014, GIR

James Hamilton and Raechel Anglin of Bingham McCutchen in Washington, DC, look at the impact of US congressional investigations on multinational corporations and how counsel should prepare for them.

Innospec: defence counsel to seek urgent appeal of SFO conviction

Innospec: defence counsel to seek urgent appeal of SFO conviction

June 19, 2014, GIR

The lawyer to one of two Innospec executives convicted yesterday in a UK court of conspiracy to commit corruption has told GIR his client will seek an “urgent” appeal.

France considers NPAs

France considers NPAs

June 12, 2014, GIR

France’s main anti-corruption body is considering whether to introduce non-prosecution agreements to encourage self-reporting from companies. Adam Dobrik in Rome.

Financial fraud multiplies damage of FCPA disclosures

Financial fraud multiplies damage of FCPA disclosures

June 11, 2014, GIR

A study quantifying the market losses companies face once they disclose FCPA investigations has found that additional allegations of financial fraud substantially increase the damage. 

Former Deutsche Bank trader in firing line for highest ever FCA fine

Former Deutsche Bank trader in firing line for highest ever FCA fine

June 09, 2014, GIR

The UK’s FCA is seeking to fine a former Deutsche Bank trader as much as £10 million, according to reports, but any potential action will have to wait because of a parallel SFO investigation.