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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.

GIR Live: Petrobras prosecutor warns of conflicts of interest at Brazilian government agencies

GIR Live: Petrobras prosecutor warns of conflicts of interest at Brazilian government agencies

May 23, 2017, GIR

A federal prosecutor at the heart of Operation Car Wash told GIR Live San Francisco that Brazilian government agencies may be trying to actively block settlements that expose corruption among politicians.

GIR Live San Francisco  - in pictures

GIR Live San Francisco - in pictures

May 23, 2017, GIR

Photos from GIR Live San San Francisco, held on 22 May.

Cadwalader looks to rebuild white-collar practice after losing core FCPA expertise

Cadwalader looks to rebuild white-collar practice after losing core FCPA expertise

May 22, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has lost two of its most experienced anti-corruption specialists, following several years of revenue losses, office closures and a firm-wide reorganisation effort.

France dives into Brazilian submarine investigation

France dives into Brazilian submarine investigation

May 22, 2017, GIR

France’s financial prosecutors are working with Brazilian authorities to investigate a €6.7 billion contract signed in 2008 by French naval defence company DCNS and the Brazilian government.

Misonix hits back at Chinese distributor over FCPA contract dispute

Misonix hits back at Chinese distributor over FCPA contract dispute

May 22, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Misonix, a US medical device manufacturer, has defended its decision to terminate the contract of a Chinese distributor after discovering possible foreign bribery violations.

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.

Former prosecutor joins O’Melveny in San Francisco

Former prosecutor joins O’Melveny in San Francisco

May 22, 2017, GIR

Damali Taylor, the former deputy chief of organised crime in the Northern District of California has rejoined O’Melveny as partner.

FCPA Docket: Mining company fires employees as part of corruption probe

FCPA Docket: Mining company fires employees as part of corruption probe

May 19, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

In the latest news, Peruvian construction company takes a financial hit over its alleged connection to Odebrecht’s corruption scandal, and mining firm Anglogold Ashanti reports it fired several employees in 2016 over corruption investigations.

IBA conference Lisbon: SFO and DOJ adopt aggressive tactics in suspect interviews

IBA conference Lisbon: SFO and DOJ adopt aggressive tactics in suspect interviews

May 19, 2017, GIR

The UK Serious Fraud Office acted aggressively by changing a suspect interview to a compelled interview during questioning in its recent Unaoil investigation, according to Ross Dixon at Hickman Rose in London.