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Olivier Catherine on Sapin II, AFA audits and the French paradox

The Paris-based group general counsel at French electrical parts distributor Sonepar – the first company to have successfully completed an audit by France’s anti-corruption agency, AFA – speaks to GIR about his company’s approach to investigations and his thoughts on the local enforcement landscape.

Samherji under investigation in Iceland

Icelandic authorities are probing embattled fisheries company Samherji in the wake of allegations it paid millions of dollars in kickbacks to public officials in Namibia.

OECD mulls common anti-piling on policy

The chair of the OECD’s bribery group has expressed dissatisfaction with the level of coordination between enforcement agencies investigating the same misconduct.

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Lambert takes aim at DOJ prosecution

Former transportation executive Mark Lambert, who was recently convicted of bribing a Russian official, has argued that two of the counts he was found guilty of should be struck off.

US orders Ericsson to pay $1 billion, retain monitor in FCPA settlement

The DOJ and SEC have penalised Swedish telecoms company Ericsson for its lack of remediation as part of a $1 billion settlement to resolve charges that it bribed government officials in Asia and Africa.

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Hong Kong appliance maker reveals potential Iran sanctions breaches

The manufacturer of Shark vacuums has disclosed possible violations of US sanctions on Iran over business it did with the country’s state-owned shipping company.

Indicted Halkbank’s truncated lobbying effort

Turkey’s state-owned Halkbank cut ties with a prominent US lobbying firm hired to promote the bank’s compliance efforts after it was indicted over a multibillion-dollar sanctions evasion scheme.

The judicial oversight of DPAs: a multi-jurisdictional perspective

Lawyers from Simmons & Simmons in Amsterdam, Soulez Larivière & Associés in Paris, Debevoise & Plimpton in London and Miller & Chevalier in Washington, DC consider the different degrees of judicial oversight in DPA models in their respective jurisdictions as well as some of the possible implications – both practical and legal – for multi-jurisdictional settlements.

Counsel watch: Icelandic fishing company hires local lawyers in bribery scandal

In the latest counsel watch, Icelandic fishing company executives have hired local lawyers in an emerging bribery scandal and the daughter of the co-founder of Kazakh mining company ENRC changes counsel.

CGU boosts international profile amid MPF controversy

With its active enforcement and untarnished reputation, Brazil’s CGU may now be the first port of call for foreign authorities investigating Brazilian companies.

Olivier Catherine on Sapin II, AFA audits and the French paradox

The Paris-based group general counsel at French electrical parts distributor Sonepar – the first company to have successfully completed an audit by France’s...

Olivier Catherine on Sapin II, AFA audits and the French paradox

The Paris-based group general counsel at French electrical parts distributor Sonepar – the first company to have successfully completed an audit by France’s...

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Europe, The Middle East and Africa Investigations Review 2019

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The Geopolitics of Data Transfer

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