Amanda Staveley loses £660 million Barclays fraud lawsuit

The judge said that although Barclays was guilty of “serious deceit” in an investment deal it signed with PCP, the firm would not have been able to finance an alternative agreement had …

Clyde & Co can deny payments to PetroSaudi over risk of US prosecution

A judge at London’s High Court has ruled that Clyde & Co can ignore the court’s prior order to transfer funds in an escrow account to Saudi energy company PetroSaudi to avoid …

FCPA Docket: SEC closes BRF probe

In today’s news roundup, the SEC ends an investigation into a Brazilian food business without an enforcement action while a Dutch company says it’s addressing “compliance findings” in Bulgaria.

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Dutch court: Foreign in-house counsel working abroad covered by privilege

A court in Rotterdam has partially overturned a decision that prevented in-house lawyers working for Dutch-British oil company Shell from claiming legal professional privilege in a local investigation into alleged bribery in …

GIR’s In-House Investigator Series: Lara Kroop Delamarre

Lara Kroop Delamarre, the Paris-based head of global investigations for French food products company Danone, tells GIR about her past as a Justice Department prosecutor, the factors she considers when deciding whether …

Novartis execs on compliance: “Why be afraid of the truth?”

Novartis’s Shannon Thyme Klinger and Klaus Moosmayer talk to GIR about how the pharmaceutical company changed its approach to compliance in the midst of a series of government investigations.

Behind Danske Bank’s recruitment drive to revamp its compliance

Philippe Vollot, Danske Bank’s chief compliance officer, spoke to GIR about his “obsession” with bringing in a new wave of experts to overhaul the bank’s compliance culture in the wake of a …

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