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GIR Live New York - in pictures

GIR Live New York - in pictures

September 18, 2017, GIR

An impression of GIR Live New York, held on 14 September.

KPMG missed "red flags" in Gupta audits

KPMG missed "red flags" in Gupta audits

September 15, 2017, GIR

KPMG South Africa's chairman, CEO and COO and five other executives have resigned at the conclusion of the firm's internal investigation into its work for an Indian family that is the subject of high-profile influence peddling allegations in South Africa.

Court rules New Zealand SFO 'unreasonable' for excluding witness counsel

Court rules New Zealand SFO 'unreasonable' for excluding witness counsel

September 13, 2017, GIR

The High Court of New Zealand has ruled that the country's Serious Fraud Office was "unreasonable" and "unlawful" when counsel to an investigation witness was excluded from attending an interview with the agency.

Danske Bank recruits ex-intelligence chief to tackle money laundering

Danske Bank recruits ex-intelligence chief to tackle money laundering

September 07, 2017, GIR

Danske Bank has hired the former head of Denmark's intelligence agency, Jens Madsen, as part of its plans to overhaul the bank's compliance systems amid allegations it helped process transfers from Azerbaijani officials to secretive British companies.

Ex-SFC enforcement director joins Mayer Brown

Ex-SFC enforcement director joins Mayer Brown

August 31, 2017, GIR

Mayer Brown has hired Alan Linning, a former head of enforcement at Hong Kong's securities regulator, as partner in its disputes and litigation practice.

Swiss Supreme Court rules media leak "admissible whistleblowing"

Swiss Supreme Court rules media leak "admissible whistleblowing"

August 25, 2017, GIR

Switzerland's top court has ruled that a politician and a bank employee were only guilty of violating bank secrecy laws the first time they leaked a top banker's personal information.

German supreme court: compliance systems can reduce penalty size

German supreme court: compliance systems can reduce penalty size

August 24, 2017, GIR

An effective compliance management system and remedial action taken by a company once it uncovers a crime should be taken into account when calculating the level of fine it must pay, Germany's highest court has said in a landmark ruling.

Five partners flock to Kirkland from Ropes & Gray

Five partners flock to Kirkland from Ropes & Gray

August 22, 2017, GIR

Kirkland & Ellis has added five prominent investigations and government enforcement partners from Ropes & Gray in the US, London and Hong Kong.

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.

GIR Live New York: tackling sanctions and cybersecurity investigations

GIR Live New York: tackling sanctions and cybersecurity investigations

August 18, 2017, GIR

With cyber-attacks on the rise and sanctions investigations becoming increasingly complex, panellists at GIR's fourth annual conference in New York will discuss the new set of skills that are needed to navigate these challenging issues.