Global Investigations Review - The law and practice of international investigations

KPMG faces further scrutiny in South Africa following “great bank heist” report

The Big Four firm once again finds itself under fire in the country, this time for its audit of VBS Mutual Bank, which was recently described in a local lawyer’s investigation report as being “corrupt to the core”.

US Treasury puts companies on notice ahead of Iran sanctions

The US government has sent another clear message that it will come down hard on sanctions violators by publishing guidance on how Iran could evade soon-to-be-imposed restrictions.

King & Spalding hires cybercrime expert

The DOJ’s former counsel for cyber investigations, Scott Ferber, has re-joined King & Spalding’s data privacy and security practice in Washington, DC.

  • False accounting allegations blindsided Tesco CEO

    Dave Lewis, Tesco’s CEO, told a London court that senior executives should have alerted him to alleged false accounting before a whistleblower revealed the scheme.

  • US Libor suspects accuse DOJ of moving prosecution goal post

    Two ex-Deutsche Bank traders on trial in New York for alleged benchmark manipulation have accused the US government of seeking to “save its case” by announcing a new interpretation of the indictment days before it is presented to the jury.

  • Mystery banker’s wife revealed

    The wife of the jailed former chairman of the International Bank of Azerbaijan has been named as the first challenger to the UK’s new tool to investigate ill-gotten wealth.

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Criminal division scraps compliance counsel, unveils new hiring strategy

The new head of the criminal division Brian Benczkowski has said the specialist compliance counsel position previously used by the fraud section was shortsighted.

Preserving privilege in cross-border internal investigations

Benjamin D Singer at O’Melveny & Myers examines the effect of a recent US court decision on privilege waiver agreements and the German constitutional court's decision in July, which upheld the legality of a raid on Jones Day by Munich prosecutors.

King & Spalding hires cybercrime expert

The DOJ’s former counsel for cyber investigations, Scott Ferber, has re-joined King & Spalding’s data privacy and security practice in Washington, DC.

US judge extends ZTE monitorship to 2022

The Chinese telecommunications company has been disciplined over the same misconduct that led to a settlement with the US Commerce Department in June.

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

Sally Yates: DOJ’s changed approach to civil cases “hasn’t gotten a lot of attention”

Former US deputy attorney General Sally Yates has said that the DOJ’s approach to civil enforcement against individuals is the least spoken about aspect of the influential memo that bears her name.

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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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The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations Second Edition

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Introduction

Judith Seddon , Eleanor Davison , Christopher J Morvillo , Michael Bowes QC and Luke Tolaini

Clifford Chance
Fountain Court Chambers
Outer Temple Chambers

The Evolution of Risk Management in Global Investigations

William H Devaney and Jonathan Peddie

Baker McKenzie
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Securities & Related Investigations

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Korea

Michael S Kim and Robin J Baik

Kobre & Kim

Kwon Hoe Kim and Myung Soo Lee

Yoon & Yang

United Arab Emirates

Mark Beswetherick and Nicholas Braganza

Clyde & Co LLP

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