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The Investigator's Guide to Canada: updated

The Investigator's Guide to Canada: updated

August 22, 2017, GIR

During GIR's last visit in 2015, Canadian lawyers were preparing themselves for more aggressive enforcement of white-collar crime. While it hasn't exactly panned out like that, GIR set out to find what has changed in the past two years.

Canada's investigations bar

Canada's investigations bar

August 21, 2017, GIR

In May, GIR travelled to Canada - with stops in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa - for the first time since 2015. Here we present the best investigations firms and individual practitioners in the local market.

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.

Fighting US medical companies on three fronts, Brazilian insurers' corruption case wanes

Fighting US medical companies on three fronts, Brazilian insurers' corruption case wanes

July 19, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Lawsuits brought by an insurers’ association against five US medical companies accused of bribing doctors in Brazil are beginning to unravel.

Hussain fights to keep FRC transcript out of US prosecutors' hands

Hussain fights to keep FRC transcript out of US prosecutors' hands

July 17, 2017, GIR

A UK lawyer for former Autonomy director Shushovan Hussain has told a US court about the possible sanctions for non-compliance with UK Financial Reporting Council investigations, amid DOJ attempts to obtain a transcript of Hussain's interview with the UK regulator.

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.

SEC charges Penn West with accounting fraud

SEC charges Penn West with accounting fraud

June 29, 2017, GIR

The SEC has charged Canadian oil and gas company Penn West Petroleum, along with three of its former senior finance executives, for a multi-year accounting fraud.

Singapore court confirms privilege of hacked emails

Singapore court confirms privilege of hacked emails

June 28, 2017, GIR

A Singapore appeals court ruled that emails published online from a cyberattack, and proposed as evidence in a case, still retain privilege. Lawyers say that the decision sets a precedent against future cyber attacks intended to expose confidential material.

Anthem agrees to US$115 million data breach settlement

Anthem agrees to US$115 million data breach settlement

June 26, 2017, GIR

US health insurance company Anthem has agreed to a proposed settlement of US$115 million in a purported class action suit over a 2015 cyber-attack where 79 million people had their personal information stolen.