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SEC denies piling on in VW emissions cheating case

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has defended its right to take action against German car manufacturer Volkswagen over the company’s use of emissions cheating devices.

Oil executives await verdict in Unaoil bribery trial

The jury deciding on the fate of three former oil executives accused of paying bribes to Iraqi government officials has retired to consider its verdict.

Convicted Panama Papers individual to forfeit millions in assets

The first individual convicted in a US case stemming from the Panama Papers has agreed to hand over more than $5 million in ill-gotten gains.

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Why covid-19 should be a catalyst for compliance reform

Lextegrity’s Parth Chanda, Kara Bonitatibus and Andy Miller explain how the current crisis is exposing flaws in corporate compliance programmes.

Former Obama adviser joins FCPA unit

Brent Wible, a former adviser to President Obama, has joined the criminal division fraud section’s FCPA unit as an assistant chief.

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Ex-General Electric engineer pleads guilty to semiconductor theft

A former General Electric engineer has admitted to stealing proprietary information about technology needed to operate wind turbines from his ex-employer.

Corporate executives seldom face punishment in US sanctions cases

The US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control has been prolific in penalising companies for sanctions violations but doesn’t appear to have the same appetite for pursuing individuals.

Spoofing: Why does UK enforcement lag behind the US?

King & Spalding’s Zach Fardon, Aaron Stephens, Patrick Montgomery and Joanna Harris discuss the distinct legal frameworks applicable to “spoofing” cases in the US versus the UK, and why UK enforcement efforts may appear lacklustre compared to the US.

People news: Libra appoints ex-OFAC director as general counsel

In the latest people news round up, the Facebook-owned digital currency company Libra has hired a US Treasury Department veteran as general counsel and Allianz has appointed a new chief compliance officer.

An interview with Airbus GC John Harrison

In an exclusive interview with GIR, the Airbus GC provides a behind-the-scenes look at the process behind agreeing the largest foreign bribery resolution...

Conference coverage

GIR Live: Europe’s emerging enforcers and the post-Brexit investigations landscape

The rise in activity by prosecutors around Europe, the role of a company’s culture in investigations, and cross-border cooperation now that the UK has left the EU will be top of the agenda at GIR Live: London on 2 April.

Airbus GC: I have total faith in the integrity of Dechert

Airbus never had any doubts about working with Dechert in the company’s record-breaking foreign bribery case amid continuing scrutiny of the firm and its...

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Europe, The Middle East and Africa Investigations Review 2019

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The Geopolitics of Data Transfer

Weng Yee Ng

Forensic Risk Alliance

Money Laundering Compliance and Investigations across EMEA

Matthew Getz and David Bufton

Boies, Schiller & Flexner
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The Guide to Monitorships - First Edition

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Anthony S Barkow and Michael Ross

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Extradition

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England & Wales

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Boutique Law LLP

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