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FCPA docket: ISO criticisms, a new DOJ memo, and Walmart talks compliance

FCPA docket: ISO criticisms, a new DOJ memo, and Walmart talks compliance

October 24, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

In today’s news round-up, the DOJ’s former compliance consultant criticises the ISO global anti-corruption bribery standard and the Justice Department limits the use of gag orders on US internet service providers.

Rolls-Royce DPA lawyer acting in Milan prosecution of ex-Shell boss

Rolls-Royce DPA lawyer acting in Milan prosecution of ex-Shell boss

October 23, 2017, GIR

One of the lawyers who helped guide Rolls-Royce through its recent deferred prosecution agreement is representing a former Royal Dutch Shell senior executive facing corruption charges in Italy.

Rio Tinto hit with US fraud charges

Rio Tinto hit with US fraud charges

October 18, 2017, GIR

Australian-British miner Rio Tinto has been fined by UK authorities and charged with fraud in the US after overstating the value of assets it owned in Mozambique.

Supreme Court to hear Microsoft overseas data case

Supreme Court to hear Microsoft overseas data case

October 17, 2017, GIR

The US Supreme Court has said it will review a dispute between Microsoft and the federal government over whether prosecutors have the right to demand data the company holds abroad.

Steptoe partner to receive GIR outstanding career award

Steptoe partner to receive GIR outstanding career award

October 17, 2017, GIR

Steptoe & Johnson partner Lucinda Low will be given this year's Outstanding Career Award at the annual GIR Awards ceremony in Washington, DC, on 26 October.

UBS loses appeal over corrupt derivatives deals

UBS loses appeal over corrupt derivatives deals

October 16, 2017, GIR

Swiss bank UBS has lost a lawsuit against a German municipal water company over derivatives deals tainted by third-party bribery.

SFO director says DPAs require UK self-report

SFO director says DPAs require UK self-report

October 09, 2017, GIR

David Green says companies should not expect a self-report to US authorities to help them receive a DPA in the UK.

Uncertainty looms over US/EU data transfers

Uncertainty looms over US/EU data transfers

October 05, 2017, GIR

The ECJ has been asked to determine whether standard contractual clauses used by companies to transfer data across the Atlantic should be struck down on the grounds that the US doesn’t provide adequate protections over EU data.

Controversial settlement tool under review in Switzerland

Controversial settlement tool under review in Switzerland

October 04, 2017, GIR

Swiss politicians may overhaul a section of the Swiss criminal code that has allowed Geneva prosecutors to reach several high-profile settlements with foreign companies.

GIR Awards 2017 – Enforcement Agency or Prosecutor of the Year

GIR Awards 2017 – Enforcement Agency or Prosecutor of the Year

September 27, 2017, GIR

Over the coming days GIR will reveal the shortlists for its third annual awards ceremony, which will be held on 26 October in Washington, DC, at the Four Seasons Hotel.