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Ex-Guinean mining official disputes basis of DOJ sentencing memo

Ex-Guinean mining official disputes basis of DOJ sentencing memo

August 18, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Mahmoud Thiam, who was convicted of laundering bribes from Chinese investors, has called claims made by the government and a federal court's probation office in support of sentencing recommendations both "extraordinary" and "inaccurate".

Will Canada end secret corporate ownership?

Will Canada end secret corporate ownership?

August 18, 2017, GIR

Lincoln Caylor of Bennett Jones in Toronto looks at how the Canadian government should balance the desire for transparency in corporate beneficial ownership and the consequent concerns over privacy.

GIR Live New York: tackling sanctions and cybersecurity investigations

GIR Live New York: tackling sanctions and cybersecurity investigations

August 18, 2017, GIR

With cyber-attacks on the rise and sanctions investigations becoming increasingly complex, panellists at GIR's fourth annual conference in New York will discuss the new set of skills that are needed to navigate these challenging issues.

UK accounting watchdog opens consultation on corruption reporting guidance

UK accounting watchdog opens consultation on corruption reporting guidance

August 17, 2017, GIR

UK companies will find it difficult to assess what corruption and bribery matters should be disclosed under a new directive, despite the UK FRC's new proposed guidelines, lawyers say.

DOJ closes FCPA investigation into offshore contractor

DOJ closes FCPA investigation into offshore contractor

August 17, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The US Department of Justice has closed a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act probe into Vantage Drilling, the Houston-based offshore contractor has announced.

King & Spalding launches in Chicago with focus on investigations and white-collar defence

King & Spalding launches in Chicago with focus on investigations and white-collar defence

August 16, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Former US Attorney Zachary Fardon has joined King & Spalding in Chicago, where he will help to expand the firm's presence in the Midwest by launching a new office in the Windy City, the firm announced on 16 August.

FCPA Docket: DOJ seeks deposition of convict in Haiti Teleco bribery scheme for testimony against FCPA fugitives

FCPA Docket: DOJ seeks deposition of convict in Haiti Teleco bribery scheme for testimony against FCPA fugitives

August 16, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

In the latest news, the US Department of Justice asks for a deposition of a key witness in the Haiti Teleco case, an investigation into bribery at a Sierra Leone mine implicates a presidential candidate for that country, and Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz is arrested.

Sierra Rutile under investigation in UK and Sierra Leone

Sierra Rutile under investigation in UK and Sierra Leone

August 16, 2017, GIR

Australia-listed mining company Iluka Resources has confirmed that the UK Serious Fraud Office and Sierra Leone's Anti-Corruption Commission are investigating conduct at a miner the company bought in late 2016.

Prime Partners avoids criminal prosecution with US tax evasion settlement

Prime Partners avoids criminal prosecution with US tax evasion settlement

August 16, 2017, GIR

Swiss asset management company Prime Partners has entered into a non-prosecution agreement and agreed to pay a US$5 million penalty to settle tax evasion charges, the US Department of Justice announced on 15 August.

FCPA a 'huge emphasis' for Latin American companies, Miami lawyer says

FCPA a 'huge emphasis' for Latin American companies, Miami lawyer says

August 15, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Emil Infante, a prominent corporate lawyer in Miami, joined Holland & Knight on 7 August. Infante spoke to GIR Just Anti-Corruption about his experience advising clients on the US's anti-foreign bribery law.