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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.

After bureaucratic maneuver, criminal division special funding climbed

After bureaucratic maneuver, criminal division special funding climbed

June 28, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

A GIR Just Anti-Corruption investigation reveals how the Criminal Division's cash injections from an obscure enforcement fund increased more than 10-fold in recent years. Part 2 of a three-part examination of the DOJ's Three Percent Fund.

As corporate fines rocketed, DOJ enforcement budgets swelled

As corporate fines rocketed, DOJ enforcement budgets swelled

June 27, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

How the US Justice Department became increasingly reliant on an obscure fund to finance major white-collar crime investigations. Part one of a three-part GIR Just Anti-Corruption investigation into the Three Percent Fund.

Trump has 'shaken' Chinese companies’ confidence in FCPA enforcement

Trump has 'shaken' Chinese companies’ confidence in FCPA enforcement

June 15, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Chinese companies are questioning how the US will enforce the FCPA because of President Donald Trump’s past comments on the foreign bribery law, an in-house counsel at United Technologies Corporation’s Chinese subsidiary has said.

The Weissmann legacy: Increasing the value of compliance

The Weissmann legacy: Increasing the value of compliance

June 12, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

As Andrew Weissmann joins Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation team, white-collar lawyers reflect on the highs and lows of his tenure as head of the DOJ’s criminal fraud section.

Supreme Court disgorgement ruling ‘game-changer’ for SEC cases

Supreme Court disgorgement ruling ‘game-changer’ for SEC cases

June 05, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

In a decision that strengthens the defence’s position in SEC cases, the Supreme Court has ruled that disgorgement is subject to the five-year statute of limitations.

Och-Ziff judge “sick and tired” of Big Law securing DPAs for clients

Och-Ziff judge “sick and tired” of Big Law securing DPAs for clients

June 02, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

A Brooklyn federal judge has upbraided the Department of Justice over its use of deferred prosecution agreements, saying he is fed up with big law firms benefitting while individual perpetrators of corruption go unaccountable.

DOJ probing seismic device companies over payments to South Korean researcher

DOJ probing seismic device companies over payments to South Korean researcher

May 26, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

A previously unreported FCPA investigation into the business dealings in South Korea of two seismic device companies has yielded money laundering charges against an employee of the country’s state-sponsored geology institute.

DOJ compliance counsel frank on social media

DOJ compliance counsel frank on social media

May 25, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The DOJ fraud section's compliance counsel, Hui Chen, has been publishing forthright social media posts, and her views have been gaining attention.

Cadwalader looks to rebuild white-collar practice after losing core FCPA expertise

Cadwalader looks to rebuild white-collar practice after losing core FCPA expertise

May 22, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has lost two of its most experienced anti-corruption specialists, following several years of revenue losses, office closures and a firm-wide reorganisation effort.