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HSBC monitor report ruling unlikely to trigger political debate

HSBC monitor report ruling unlikely to trigger political debate

July 19, 2017, GIR

There’s little appetite on Capitol Hill to consider granting courts more oversight in settlements following a recent US appeals court ruling that restricts the power of judges to interfere in DPAs, lawyers have told GIR.

Barclays Qatar fundraising trial set for January 2019

Barclays Qatar fundraising trial set for January 2019

July 17, 2017, GIR

The criminal trial of four former top Barclays executives charged over the bank’s crisis-era fundraising will begin on 9 January 2019, a judge said at Southwark Crown Court in London.

Ex-Johnson & Johnson vice-president facing trial in Greece

Ex-Johnson & Johnson vice-president facing trial in Greece

July 13, 2017, GIR

Greek authorities are prosecuting a former Johnson & Johnson employee already convicted of bribery in the UK after the SFO handed over information from his cooperation agreement.

Twitter’s First Amendment dispute with the DOJ moves forward

Twitter’s First Amendment dispute with the DOJ moves forward

July 11, 2017, GIR

Twitter’s fight to publish the number of requests it receives from US national security agencies for user data will head to trial after a judge rejected the DOJ’s request for a summary judgment.

GIR launches the 2017 Due Process Guide

GIR launches the 2017 Due Process Guide

July 06, 2017, GIR

Twenty years after China regained control of Hong Kong, the phrase “one country, two systems” certainly rings true, with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority receiving an A- grade in this year's Due Process Guide while China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce languishes at the bottom of the list for the second year running.

Five FCA talking points

Five FCA talking points

July 06, 2017, GIR

GIR selects the highlights of a trio of reports released by the UK Financial Conduct Authority on its enforcement record over the past year.

Tech companies band together to fight secrecy orders on warrants for user data

Tech companies band together to fight secrecy orders on warrants for user data

July 04, 2017, GIR

Some of the world’s largest technology companies have backed a Facebook case against a gagging order that prevents it from alerting its customers of a US law enforcement warrant for their data.

Ireland to introduce corporate criminal liability bill “in weeks”

Ireland to introduce corporate criminal liability bill “in weeks”

June 30, 2017, GIR

Ireland will soon publish a long-awaited bill to replace seven existing anti-corruption laws and clarify corporate liability for corruption offences, the country’s justice minister Charlie Flanagan said on 29 June.

MAS: naming individuals is more effective than large bank fines

MAS: naming individuals is more effective than large bank fines

June 29, 2017, GIR

Identifying individuals responsible for financial misconduct and preventing them from working in the financial services industry is a stronger deterrent than imposing hefty penalties on the banks that employ them, the managing director of Singapore’s central bank said on 29 June.

UK court rules on the limits to partial waivers of privilege

UK court rules on the limits to partial waivers of privilege

June 28, 2017, GIR

A party seeking to selectively waive litigation privilege in a document must disclose the rest of that transaction, a UK High Court judge has ruled in a civil case.