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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.

UK accounting watchdog opens consultation on corruption reporting guidance

UK accounting watchdog opens consultation on corruption reporting guidance

August 17, 2017, GIR

UK companies will find it difficult to assess what corruption and bribery matters should be disclosed under a new directive, despite the UK FRC's new proposed guidelines, lawyers say.

Prime Partners avoids criminal prosecution with US tax evasion settlement

Prime Partners avoids criminal prosecution with US tax evasion settlement

August 16, 2017, GIR

Swiss asset management company Prime Partners has entered into a non-prosecution agreement and agreed to pay a US$5 million penalty to settle tax evasion charges, the US Department of Justice announced on 15 August.

Google loses another US search warrant case

Google loses another US search warrant case

August 14, 2017, GIR

Google has been ordered to hand over the contents of a customer's accounts, including emails, stored abroad to the US government as part of an ongoing fraud, bribery and money-laundering case.

Arbitration panel upholds Niko's legal privilege over internal investigation

Arbitration panel upholds Niko's legal privilege over internal investigation

August 10, 2017, GIR

Oil and gas company Niko Resources will not have to disclose findings from its internal investigation into corruption allegations after a World Bank arbitration panel held that the documents are covered by legal privilege in Canada.

Bosch under criminal investigation in Austria

Bosch under criminal investigation in Austria

August 09, 2017, GIR

Bosch is one of two companies being investigated by Vienna prosecutors over allegations linked to Volkswagen's continuing emissions-rigging scandal, the German engineering conglomerate confirmed to GIR.

FCA opens money-laundering investigation into RBS

FCA opens money-laundering investigation into RBS

August 08, 2017, GIR

The Royal Bank of Scotland revealed on 4 August that it is under investigation by the UK Financial Conduct Authority over its compliance with UK anti-money laundering rules.

US senators propose overhaul of outdated communications storage laws

US senators propose overhaul of outdated communications storage laws

August 04, 2017, GIR

Microsoft and Google have welcomed a new bill which grants US law enforcement agencies the power to access data located on servers abroad.

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August 02, 2017, GIR

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Counsel watch

Counsel watch

July 28, 2017, GIR

GIR rounds up the lawyers and law firms working on the biggest cases, including counsel to Rio Tinto after UK authorities launched a probe into the company's business deals in Africa, and counsel to BNP Paribas which recently had to pay a US$246 million penalty to US authorities.