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Cement maker uncovers questionable payments to Syrian rebel groups

Cement maker uncovers questionable payments to Syrian rebel groups

March 07, 2017, GIR

LafargeHolcim has acknowledged its employees probably paid protection money to Syrian rebel groups, as government investigations into the Swiss-French company’s actions in Syria intensify.

Ex-SNC Lavalin executives acquitted after judge excludes wiretap evidence

Ex-SNC Lavalin executives acquitted after judge excludes wiretap evidence

February 27, 2017, GIR

Harsh criticism of the RCMP by an Ontario judge underlines the difficulties Canadian enforcers face in gathering evidence from foreign jurisdictions, lawyers say.

Enforcement scorecard: Have we passed Peak Penalty?

Enforcement scorecard: Have we passed Peak Penalty?

February 24, 2017, GIR

With financial crisis-derived enforcement drawing to a close around the world, the sheer volume of colossal fines is likely to shrink fast, lawyers say.

GIR guide US launch party: in photos

GIR guide US launch party: in photos

February 24, 2017, GIR

Photos from the US launch of GIR's Practitioner's Guide to Global Investigations at Clifford Chance in New York. A keynote speech was given by Eric Grossman, CLO at Morgan Stanley in New York.

Leading white-collar investigators form corporate monitorship association

Leading white-collar investigators form corporate monitorship association

February 23, 2017, GIR

Lawyers including Joe Warin and Bart Schwartz are on the board of a new organisation that aims to open up the use of corporate monitorships, which are an increasingly standard feature of enforcement settlements worldwide.

GIR launches the Enforcement Scorecard 2017

GIR launches the Enforcement Scorecard 2017

February 20, 2017, GIR

From BP to Bank of America, the Enforcement Scorecard reveals the who, what, why, when and where of the world’s 100 largest corporate penalties.

FRC targets company directors as it seeks to expand powers

FRC targets company directors as it seeks to expand powers

February 17, 2017, GIR

The UK’s accounting watchdog has called for new enforcement powers to sanction company directors over financial reporting breaches ahead of its review of the UK Corporate Governance Code.

GIR Live DC – in pictures

GIR Live DC – in pictures

February 17, 2017, GIR

GIR Live DC, chaired by Kathryn Atkinson at Miller & Chevalier and Laurence Urgenson at Mayer Brown was held on 16 February at Covington & Burling in Washington, DC.

Judge rejects Microsoft’s Fourth Amendment claims against gagging orders

Judge rejects Microsoft’s Fourth Amendment claims against gagging orders

February 15, 2017, GIR

A US court decision that stops Microsoft from standing up for its customers’ right to be notified that the US government is accessing their online data is troubling, lawyers say.

Privilege “under siege” following RBS verdict

Privilege “under siege” following RBS verdict

February 10, 2017, GIR

RBS’s decision not to appeal against a UK ruling on legal privilege means higher courts will be denied a vital opportunity to revisit the controversial Three Rivers decision, lawyers say.