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Ex-White & Case partner highlights “freedom” of solo practice

Ex-White & Case partner highlights “freedom” of solo practice

May 23, 2017, GIR

Jürgen Klengel said that increasing conflicts of interest when taking on new clients were behind his decision to leave White & Case after 18 years and strike out on his own.

IBA Lisbon: ENRC judgment has “blown everything out the water”

IBA Lisbon: ENRC judgment has “blown everything out the water”

May 22, 2017, GIR

A “surprising” UK court ruling on a privilege dispute between ENRC and the SFO will affect companies’ decisions whether to conduct internal investigations, according to Shaul Brazil at BCL.

IBA Lisbon: EU data protection laws will prove difficult to enforce in Asia

IBA Lisbon: EU data protection laws will prove difficult to enforce in Asia

May 18, 2017, GIR

EU authorities will have to rely heavily on enforcers in Asia to carry out investigations into possible EU data protection breaches by companies in Hong Kong and China, according to a Hong Kong-based lawyer at Haldanes.

Prevezon avoids public trial after eleventh-hour settlement with US authorities

Prevezon avoids public trial after eleventh-hour settlement with US authorities

May 15, 2017, GIR

A long-running investigation into Russian money-laundering uncovered by Sergei Magnitsky was cut short on 12 May after the companies involved agreed to settle with US authorities.

DOJ opens criminal probe into Uber over evasive software

DOJ opens criminal probe into Uber over evasive software

May 05, 2017, GIR

Uber has hired Shearman & Sterling to conduct an internal inquiry after it emerged the US DOJ has launched a criminal investigation of the company’s use of secret software to evade transport regulators.

Spanish court names executives from three banks as suspects in money-laundering case

Spanish court names executives from three banks as suspects in money-laundering case

May 04, 2017, GIR

Spain’s High Court has called in seven former HSBC bankers for questioning as part of a money-laundering investigation, a day after it summoned current and former employees from Santander and BNP Paribas in the same case.

GIR Live: Corporate DPAs throw spotlight on prosecutions of individuals

GIR Live: Corporate DPAs throw spotlight on prosecutions of individuals

April 27, 2017, GIR

UK deferred prosecution agreements could put individuals’ rights to a fair trial at risk, investigations lawyers said at GIR’s third annual conference in London.

FATF urges Sweden to improve coordination of AML agencies

FATF urges Sweden to improve coordination of AML agencies

April 26, 2017, GIR

Sweden’s anti-money laundering and financial sanctions regimes have come under fire over an apparent lack of coordination between its enforcers that tackle financial crime.

Google’s data storage system loses it another warrant case

Google’s data storage system loses it another warrant case

April 26, 2017, GIR

A US judge ordered Google to turn over user data stored outside the country, after rejecting the company’s argument that executing the warrant required the Stored Communications Act to be applied extraterritorially.

Mark Mendelsohn: Enforcers should back off to encourage self-reports

Mark Mendelsohn: Enforcers should back off to encourage self-reports

April 24, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Mark Mendelsohn, a former head of the DOJ's FCPA unit, said that a fear of internal controls being criticised by authorities and regulators is preventing more companies from voluntarily self-disclosing misconduct.