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.
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.
June 04, 2014, GIR
The chairman of the OECD’s working group on bribery and corruption said the organisation will be ramping up its efforts to persuade member states to get tough on corruption – and to prevent non-members from abusing their position.
May 22, 2014, GIR
A US appeals court has confirmed the employees of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are foreign officials for FCPA purposes, but defining an instrumentality may still be tough, observers say.
May 21, 2014, GIR
Credit Suisse got a better deal in its plea agreement with the US Department of Justice than UBS managed in its deferred prosecution agreement concerning the same conduct, a person with direct knowledge of the UBS case has said.
May 19, 2014, GIR
A new clause in the European Union’s data protection reform proposals that requires companies to gain regulatory permission before sending data to foreign enforcement authorities is “ridiculous”, say data protection experts.
May 15, 2014, GIR
Sara George and Alan Ward at Stephenson Harwood in London consider the powers of UK parliamentary select committees to investigate, and the potential difficulties that being required to answer questions before a select committee may pose, for both the subjects of investigations and those investigating.
May 08, 2014, GIR
Self-reporting foreign bribery violations in the Netherlands is virtually unheard of, but recent cases indicate attitudes are changing. Marieke Breijer investigates.
May 02, 2014, GIR
UK-based automotive-parts manufacturer Delphi Automotive has disclosed possible evidence of bribery in China to US authorities, but so far there has been no indication of whether UK agencies are investigating the matter.
May 01, 2014, GIR
As Siemens and General Electric battle to acquire French engineering company Alstom, GIR takes a look at how companies protect themselves when taking on potential liabilities stemming from government investigations.