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Who is Brian Benczkowski?

Who is Brian Benczkowski?

June 06, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

President Donald Trump has announced his intention to nominate Kirkland & Ellis partner Brian Benczkowski to lead the DOJ’s criminal division. GIR Just Anti-Corruption talks to those who’ve worked with Benczkowski to find out how he may lead the division.

SFO claims privilege over Barclays Qatar interview transcripts

SFO claims privilege over Barclays Qatar interview transcripts

June 05, 2017, GIR

The SFO has claimed litigation privilege over its interviews with suspects to prevent third parties from accessing transcripts that form part of an investigation - a move lawyers say is unprecedented.

Lawyers voice concern over ambiguity in China’s new cybersecurity law

Lawyers voice concern over ambiguity in China’s new cybersecurity law

June 05, 2017, GIR

A new law restricting the transfer of data out of China could throw up problems for lawyers conducting internal investigations in the country.

FCPA Docket: Chris Wray considered for FBI director role

FCPA Docket: Chris Wray considered for FBI director role

May 30, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

In today's news round-up, another company is caught up in the Unaoil bribery investigation and King & Spalding partner Christopher Wray is one of two candidates meeting President Trump about the FBI director position.

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.