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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.

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.