January 12, 2017, GIR
The DOJ has said it will continue investigating Volkswagen over the emissions scandal as the German car manufacturer pleaded guilty to installing illegal software in its diesel cars to cheat emissions tests.
January 09, 2017, GIR
Deutsche Bank has promoted compliance director Philippe Vollot to global head of anti-financial crime, the third person to hold the role in less than a year.
January 04, 2017, GIR
The record US$3.5 billion settlement between Odebrecht, its affiliate Braskem, and enforcement authorities across three continents could serve as a “model case” for future cross-border resolutions, Swiss counsel to the Brazilian construction companies told GIR.
December 16, 2016, GIR
Season’s greetings from the team at GIR! We will be taking a break over the holidays and will be back in action on 3 January. In the meantime, here are 40 of our favourite stories from the past year to keep you going.
December 15, 2016, GIR
A UK High Court judge’s ruling that privilege does not attach to interview notes prepared by employees for the purpose of obtaining legal advice severely restricts the protection that is afforded to communications between lawyers and their clients, practitioners say.
December 13, 2016, GIR
GIR presents Inside In-house, a special survey introducing in-house lawyers and compliance professionals from around the globe who work tirelessly in helping their companies during and after investigations into allegations of misconduct.
December 09, 2016, GIR
Two decisions by Canada’s highest court have confirmed that demands by government agencies for the production of documents over which claims of privilege have been made must be based on explicit language in the relevant legislation.
December 08, 2016, GIR
Last week the UK introduced the Investigatory Powers Act, which allows investigative agencies to intercept communications data. Lawyers say the legislation fails to adequately protect legal privilege, despite recent amendments
November 28, 2016, GIR
The Serious Fraud Office’s disclosure of a former Barclays exec’s interview transcript to his employer could jeopardise future suspects’ willingness to cooperate when questioned under caution, lawyers told GIR.
November 25, 2016, GIR
An advocate general at the European Court of Justice has urged the court not to throw out Pacific Fruit’s €8.9 million fine for its role in a banana cartel, after the company argued the enforcer’s use of evidence it received from Italy’s financial police was illegal.
November 23, 2016, GIR
US public prosecutors and federal agents are set to receive further powers to pursue search warrants in cybercrime investigations where the suspect cannot be located, Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell revealed on 21 November.
November 16, 2016, GIR
Quinn Emanuel lawyers carrying out an internal investigation for Anglo-Australian mining company Rio Tinto uncovered emails between senior management discussing the payment of a questionable US$10.5 million fee more than a year ago.