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Interviews

Gilles Michaud: Foreign bribery, debarment and always finding a way to investigate

Gilles Michaud: Foreign bribery, debarment and always finding a way to investigate

May 29, 2015, GIR

Assistant Commissioner Gilles Michaud heads the National Division of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which investigates breaches of Canada’s foreign corruption legislation. Tom Webb spoke to him in the National Division’s headquarters in Ottawa to see what’s keeping the division busy.

David Wyss: FINMA, Forex and the FCA

David Wyss: FINMA, Forex and the FCA

March 25, 2015, GIR

David Wyss, head of enforcement at Switzerland’s Financial Markets Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has been at the forefront of some of the world’s largest financial misconduct cases. He spoke to Rahul Rose about sharing information with foreign enforcers, the challenges of commissioning internal investigations and the need to go after individuals.

Patrick Moulette: the OECD should tackle demand-side and commercial bribery

Patrick Moulette: the OECD should tackle demand-side and commercial bribery

December 19, 2014, GIR

Patrick Moulette, head of the anti-corruption division, met with Rahul Rose in Paris, and discussed why financial intelligence units are failing to detect bribery, the beauty of the “consensus minus one rule” and why the number of foreign bribery prosecutions have dropped since 2011.

Tracey McDermott: The FCA, forex and 45 years' work

Tracey McDermott: The FCA, forex and 45 years' work

November 28, 2014, GIR

Just days after announcing the coordinated US$4.3 billion forex fine, the UK Financial Conduct Authority's director of enforcement and financial crime Tracey McDermott spoke to Marieke Breijer about the work that went into organising the global settlement, and more.

An interview with Mark Steward

An interview with Mark Steward

November 17, 2014, GIR

Mark Steward, executive director of the Enforcement Division of Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), talks about his organisation’s regulatory role, problems with coordinating international rules, cooperation with other regulators around the world and the SFC’s future priorities.

Joe Warin: gift giving in China, FCPA Inc and defending Joseph Cassano

Joe Warin: gift giving in China, FCPA Inc and defending Joseph Cassano

October 31, 2014, GIR

F Joseph Warin is chair of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher’s Washington, DC, litigation department, and a member of GIR’s editorial board. He has investigated and defended numerous high-profile companies and individuals, including Hewlett-Packard, BP and former SEC chair Mary Schapiro.

Cybersecurity strategies: think like a hacker

Cybersecurity strategies: think like a hacker

October 24, 2014, GIR

Cybercrime poses an ever-increasing threat to businesses, but spending on prevention does not yet match the threat level in South America. Edgar D’Andrea of Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Brazil explains why businesses need to rethink their security strategies.

Marshall Miller: enforcement priorities, individual culpability and the cost of investigations

Marshall Miller: enforcement priorities, individual culpability and the cost of investigations

October 06, 2014, GIR

Following his speech at GIR Live New York, principal deputy assistant attorney general Marshall Miller of the US Department of Justice talked to David Vascott about the criminal division’s enforcement priorities.

Jorge Hage: convincing companies to cooperate

Jorge Hage: convincing companies to cooperate

October 01, 2014, GIR

Lawyers in Brazil have advised companies against disclosing possible violations of the country’s new foreign bribery law, while uncertainty about the law’s fine details remains. But Jorge Hage, the chief minister of Brazil’s main anti-corruption enforcer the CGU, aims to dispel those reservations.

Giovanni Kessler: OLAF investigations, patchy prosecution and the new European Commission

Giovanni Kessler: OLAF investigations, patchy prosecution and the new European Commission

September 26, 2014, GIR

Giovanni Kessler is the director-general of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), which investigates fraud against the EU budget. Speaking to GIR, the former Italian prosecutor discussed cooperation with European enforcement agencies, his support for the creation of a European public prosecutor, and his multicultural enforcement staff.

Maria Fernanda Garza: corruption clauses, stepping on toes and political will

Maria Fernanda Garza: corruption clauses, stepping on toes and political will

July 02, 2014, GIR

At the International Bar Association and International Chamber of Commerce Latin American anti-corruption conference held in Mexico City in May, Marieke Breijer met with Maria Fernanda Garza, chair of the ICC’s Mexican chapter, to discuss the organisation’s role in combating corruption locally in Mexico and worldwide.

Nicola Bonucci: Under-enforcement, double jeopardy and emerging markets

Nicola Bonucci: Under-enforcement, double jeopardy and emerging markets

July 01, 2014, GIR

GIR editorial board member Nicola Bonucci is general counsel at the Organisation for Economic Coordination and Development. David Vascott met him at the OECD’s headquarters in Paris.