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Asking US about foreign bribery fines is the “new norm”, SFO corruption head says

Asking US about foreign bribery fines is the “new norm”, SFO corruption head says

December 03, 2015, GIR

In an interview with GIR, the SFO’s joint head of bribery and corruption says that companies don’t have to meet all of the public interest criteria set out in the DPA guidelines, including prompt self-reporting of misconduct, to qualify for such a settlement.

Deltan Dallagnol: the prosecutor behind Brazil’s Petrobras investigation

Deltan Dallagnol: the prosecutor behind Brazil’s Petrobras investigation

November 03, 2015, GIR

Deltan Dallagnol leads the task force overseeing Brazil’s major corruption investigation, Operation Car Wash. He talks to GIR about where the case is heading, why spinning off parts of the investigation to other areas of the country is a mistake, and why he won’t negotiate joint corporate leniency settlements with the CGU.

Alun Milford, SFO: how we work with the NCA on foreign bribery cases

Alun Milford, SFO: how we work with the NCA on foreign bribery cases

November 02, 2015, GIR

The SFO’s general counsel, Alun Milford, talks to GIR about how the agency is working together with – and not in competition with – the National Crime Agency’s international corruption unit, why the UK government fully supports the authority, and how the SFO does not have to rely on voluntary disclosures from companies.

Éliane Houlette: France’s super prosecutor

Éliane Houlette: France’s super prosecutor

October 23, 2015, GIR

Éliane Houlette talks with Rahul Rose about the need for more plea bargains in France, difficulties in bringing successful foreign bribery prosecutions and why she hasn’t yet relied on an internal investigation report in a case.

An interview with Leslie Caldwell

An interview with Leslie Caldwell

September 30, 2015, GIR

Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell of the US Department of Justice's Criminal Division spoke to David Vascott at GIR Live New York about what the Yates Memo will mean in practical terms for investigations lawyers and the white-collar crime bar.

Frankfurt prosecutors: weak cooperation, self-reporting and dawn raids

Frankfurt prosecutors: weak cooperation, self-reporting and dawn raids

June 17, 2015, GIR

In an interview with GIR, Frankfurt prosecutors Albrecht Schreiber and Markus Weimann tell lawyers to stop handing over worthless interview notes in an attempt to cooperate, and hit back at claims that they lack the resources to investigate cases.

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.