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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.

Drago Kos: We need to step up the pressure

Drago Kos: We need to step up the pressure

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.

US v Esquenazi: unpacking the judgment

US v Esquenazi: unpacking the judgment

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.

Did Credit Suisse get a better deal than UBS?

Did Credit Suisse get a better deal than UBS?

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.

EU data protection proposal a “killer” for cross-border compliance

EU data protection proposal a “killer” for cross-border compliance

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.

Summoned to appear: the increasing investigative impact of parliamentary select committees

Summoned to appear: the increasing investigative impact of parliamentary select committees

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.

Dutch courage: self-disclosing in the Netherlands

Dutch courage: self-disclosing in the Netherlands

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.

Delphi Automotive’s bribery case: whose jurisdiction?

Delphi Automotive’s bribery case: whose jurisdiction?

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.

Alstom bids highlight need for ABC due diligence

Alstom bids highlight need for ABC due diligence

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.