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Leading Canadian foreign bribery lawyer moves in-house

Leading Canadian foreign bribery lawyer moves in-house

April 21, 2017, GIR

Kristine Robidoux, the white-collar defence lawyer who represented the first two companies prosecuted under Canada’s foreign bribery law, has joined an energy company’s in-house legal team. She talks to GIR about why she made the move.

GIR Live London – the future of DPAs

GIR Live London – the future of DPAs

April 21, 2017, GIR

Rolls-Royce’s landmark deferred prosecution agreement with the Serious Fraud Office was touted as a game-changer. At GIR Live London on 27 April, SFO general counsel Alun Milford and a panel of leading lawyers will discuss the future of DPAs in the UK.

DOJ tries to dispel ‘myth’ that white-collar crime is no longer priority

DOJ tries to dispel ‘myth’ that white-collar crime is no longer priority

April 20, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

At a conference dedicated to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act packed with white-collar crime defence lawyers and in-house counsel, the top-ranking political appointee in the DOJ criminal division spent the first part of his keynote speech talking about violent crime.

Fraud section policy official tempers significance of compliance counsel

Fraud section policy official tempers significance of compliance counsel

April 20, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Pablo Quiñones, a policy official in the DOJ’s criminal division, has emphasised that the department’s prosecutors, not Hui Chen, ultimately decide how to evaluate compliance programmes when bringing an enforcement action.

Ben Morgan quits SFO for Freshfields

Ben Morgan quits SFO for Freshfields

April 20, 2017, GIR

After five years with the SFO, the agency’s joint head of bribery and corruption, Ben Morgan, is leaving the authority to join Freshfields’ London investigations practice.

US medical device companies move to crush Brazilian corruption lawsuit

US medical device companies move to crush Brazilian corruption lawsuit

April 19, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Three US medical device manufacturers have asked a federal court in Delaware to quash a lawsuit by a Brazilian insurers association that accuses the companies of participating in a far-reaching scheme to bribe doctors in Brazil, dubbed the "Prosthetic Mafia".

PAR Technology FCPA investigation raises concerns about “upper management”

PAR Technology FCPA investigation raises concerns about “upper management”

April 19, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Retail services company PAR Technology has found that certain senior managers either knew or should have known about potential FCPA violations at the company’s Asian offices, according to its latest securities filing.

Russian companies win judicial review claim against the City of London Police

Russian companies win judicial review claim against the City of London Police

April 19, 2017, GIR

UK police acted unlawfully when seizing US$21 million from four Russian trading companies as part of a money-laundering investigation, a court has ruled.

Astigarraga Davis founders launch Miami asset recovery boutique

Astigarraga Davis founders launch Miami asset recovery boutique

April 19, 2017, GIR

Conflicts over a multibillion-dollar case involving TD Bank prevented the asset recovery practice at Astigarraga Davis from following its arbitration team to Reed Smith, Ed Davis tells GIR.

Davis Polk’s Hong Kong office poaches former New York prosecutor from cross-town rival

Davis Polk’s Hong Kong office poaches former New York prosecutor from cross-town rival

April 19, 2017, GIR

Patrick Sinclair has joined Davis Polk’s Hong Kong practice from Ropes & Gray, where he was a partner in the firm’s government enforcement practice.