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DOJ must beware unintended consequences, as multilateral settlements rise

DOJ must beware unintended consequences, as multilateral settlements rise

July 31, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Jenner & Block partners David Bitkower and Nicholas Barnaby and associate Marguerite Moeller argue that multilateral investigations could increase the DOJ's leverage in settlement negotiations and lead to unfair consequences for companies.

Defendants will be "throwing their arms around" overturned US Libor convictions

Defendants will be "throwing their arms around" overturned US Libor convictions

July 21, 2017, GIR

Former US prosecutors say the DOJ will want to step up cooperation with foreign authorities after the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit overturned the conviction of two former Rabobank traders whose rights against self-incrimination were violated when a compelled UK testimony was used against them.

HSBC monitor report ruling unlikely to trigger political debate

HSBC monitor report ruling unlikely to trigger political debate

July 19, 2017, GIR

There's little appetite on Capitol Hill to consider granting courts more oversight in settlements following a recent US appeals court ruling that restricts the power of judges to interfere in DPAs, lawyers have told GIR.

'I'm sitting here in shock', defence says as judge sentences FCPA felon to five years

'I'm sitting here in shock', defence says as judge sentences FCPA felon to five years

July 18, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

A Philadelphia federal judge sentenced Dmitrij Harder, who pleaded guilty to violating the FCPA after bribing a development bank official, to five years in prison - a ruling the defence says will deter future government cooperators.

RCMP superintendent Denis Desnoyers: “We don’t set out to bankrupt a company”

RCMP superintendent Denis Desnoyers: “We don’t set out to bankrupt a company”

July 18, 2017, GIR

Denis Desnoyers, the head of criminal operations for the National Division at the RCMP, discusses processes to resolve blanket privilege claims, interactions between RCMP investigators and Canada’s prosecutorial body, and how the police may act to help limit costs for companies under investigation.

Timing of one transaction leads to conviction of South Korean seismologist

Timing of one transaction leads to conviction of South Korean seismologist

July 17, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

A South Korean seismologist accused of accepting bribes from two seismic devices companies was convicted of one count of money laundering on 17 July.

Ex-Johnson & Johnson vice-president facing trial in Greece

Ex-Johnson & Johnson vice-president facing trial in Greece

July 13, 2017, GIR

Greek authorities are prosecuting a former Johnson & Johnson employee already convicted of bribery in the UK after the SFO handed over information from his cooperation agreement.

First individual convicted under Canada foreign bribery law loses appeal

First individual convicted under Canada foreign bribery law loses appeal

July 11, 2017, GIR

A recent Canadian appeals court’s decision to uphold the conviction of a former Cryptometrics Canada agent has given the country’s enforcement record a much-needed boost, according to lawyers.

GIR Live London - DPAs: the new normal?

GIR Live London - DPAs: the new normal?

July 10, 2017, GIR

The UK's Serious Fraud Office has so far secured four deferred prosecution agreements. Panellists at GIR Live London in April were asked whether these settlements jeopardise the rights of individuals and whether "adversarial" is a dirty word.

GIR launches the 2017 Due Process Guide

GIR launches the 2017 Due Process Guide

July 06, 2017, GIR

Twenty years after China regained control of Hong Kong, the phrase “one country, two systems” certainly rings true, with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority receiving an A- grade in this year's Due Process Guide while China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce languishes at the bottom of the list for the second year running.