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Brexit could soften the EU’s sanctions regime, says former MI6 chief

The former chief of the UK’s Secret Intelligence Service, Sir John Sawers, warned that EU sanctions will weaken after Brexit without the UK’s intelligence gathering and political influence.

Record-breaking fine for Volkswagen in Germany

The recent €1 billion fine ends the Braunschweig Public Prosecutor’s Office’s case against the company while investigations into dozens of individuals continue.

UK considers “long overdue” reform to search warrant laws

London-based lawyers have welcomed the Law Commission’s recommendations to modernise and streamline search warrant law in England and Wales, but said that some proposals need further refining.

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Ex-Panasonic Avionics compliance chief: “I often describe my role as brand protection”

The recently retired chief compliance officer of Panasonic Avionics, which in April resolved foreign bribery charges, talks to GIR Just Anti-Corruption about how he convinces a company’s top brass to invest in compliance.

At Congress, attention focuses on suspicious activity reports

At Congressional hearings on 20 June, lawmakers discussed changing rules that require banks to file suspicious activity reports for transactions over $10,000, while they also criticised the DOJ’s efforts to take on those accused of cheating the system.

UK considers “long overdue” reform to search warrant laws

London-based lawyers have welcomed the Law Commission’s recommendations to modernise and streamline search warrant law in England and Wales, but said that some proposals need further refining.

People news roundup: Deutsche Bank RMBS prosecutor returns to private practice

In the latest people news, one of the prosecutors behind US settlements with British engineering company Rolls-Royce and Brazilian companies Odebrecht and Braskem moves in-house and a former EDNY prosecutor rejoins Lowenstein Sandler.

The future of the investigations firm

Companies are increasingly finding themselves under scrutiny: from government enforcement actions, media probes, whistleblower claims and more. GIR invited six leading specialists to explore how firms should position themselves over the coming years to meet an increased demand for effective and prudent investigations.

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...

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Growth of UK revolving door practice is “ominous”

A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist urged UK lawyers not to normalise the “corrupting” practice of government officials moving to the private sector.

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