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“Glacial pace” of anti-corruption reform sparks frustration in Australia

Government inaction on two long-awaited pieces of legislation has irritated some in Australia’s legal community as the anti-corruption reforms drift further away from the political agenda.

Ex-HSBC trader claims FX manipulation conviction violates due process

The former head of global foreign exchange cash trading at HSBC has asked an appellate court to overturn his conviction because the US government failed to prove that he committed a crime.

People News: UK white-collar specialists appointed as QCs

In the latest people news round-up, 18 investigations barristers make the 2018 QC list, Goldman Sach’s legal chief steps down and Crowell & Moring hires a new litigation partner to oversee the US firm’s expansion in London.

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As SEC continues aggressive FCPA theory, lawyers ask: “Is this the new normal?”

Lawyers say the SEC’s recent use of the accounting provisions of the FCPA reflect a shift in the agency’s interpretation of the statute.

The rise of anti-corruption whistleblowers in Latin America

Gary Giampetruzzi and Jonathan Stevens at Paul Hastings examine how whistleblowers in Latin America have become an increasingly important part of anti-corruption enforcement.

People News: UK white-collar specialists appointed as QCs

In the latest people news round-up, 18 investigations barristers make the 2018 QC list, Goldman Sach’s legal chief steps down and Crowell & Moring hires a new litigation partner to oversee the US firm’s expansion in London.

Former Alstom Power executive found guilty of corruption following retrial

The conviction means all the results of the SFO’s prosecution of Alstom’s subsidiaries Alstom Network UK and Alstom Power and several former executives can now be reported.

John Gibson: “We may be obliged to challenge overly ambitious privilege claims”

SFO case controller John Gibson, who led the authority’s high-profile privilege challenge against mining company ENRC, speaks to GIR about whether the...

Conference coverage

Money laundering crackdown has not reached the UK

The UK’s resource-strapped authorities aren’t equipped to tackle the vast swathe of money laundering cases that aren’t large enough to be handled by the UK Serious Fraud Office.

An interview with Jason Cofield

Former prosecutor Jason Cofield is director of compliance investigations at Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA). He tells GIR about how the German-owned...

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The European, Middle Eastern and African Investigations Review 2018

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The Geopolitics of Data Transfer: What Do Companies Need to Consider When Managing Conflicts of Law in a Global Investigation?

Weng Yee Ng and Jimmy Ko

Forensic Risk Alliance

Money Laundering Compliance and Investigations Across EMEA

Matthew Getz , Neil Pigott and David Bufton

Boies, Schiller & Flexner
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Practitioner s guide to global investigations roi 1 322x94

The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations Third Edition

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Preface

Judith Seddon , Eleanor Davison , Christopher J Morvillo , Michael Bowes QC , Luke Tolaini , Ama A Adams and Tara McGrath

Ropes & Gray
Fountain Court Chambers
Clifford Chance LLP
Outer Temple Chambers
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Privilege

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United States

F Joseph Warin and Daniel P Chung

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Japan

Kengo Nishigaki and Yoshiaki Muto

Baker McKenzie

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