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Corruption Watch calls for changes to “opaque and bureaucratic” court system in England and Wales

The UK’s DPA regime is at risk of being undermined by a lack of transparency in the court system, according to a report by London-based NGO Corruption Watch UK.

Former US Attorney joins Morgan Lewis

Morgan Lewis & Bockius announced on 11 July that Kenneth Polite, a former US Attorney in New Orleans, will join its global disputes and investigations team on 20 August as a partner in its Philadelphia and New York offices.

Arrest warrant issued for CEO of Eurasian Resources Group

Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 29 June approved an SFO arrest warrant for the CEO of Eurasian Resources Group after he failed to comply with a section 2 notice to appear for questioning.

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US moves to shield surveillance docs from ex-Hong Kong minister

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked a Manhattan federal judge to keep classified information from a foreign bribery defendant who wants to determine whether evidence was obtained unlawfully.

Anti-bribery compliance: We need more “pioneers”

Only a small number of companies are using the reams of data at their disposal to identify where they may be vulnerable to corruption. Lawyers say that needs to change.

Debate on constitutionality of SEC judges to continue

The US Supreme Court’s failure to address whether or not SEC judges can be fired in line with the law means the constitutionality of in-house judges remains a “live issue”, lawyers say.

Former US Attorney joins Morgan Lewis

Morgan Lewis & Bockius announced on 11 July that Kenneth Polite, a former US Attorney in New Orleans, will join its global disputes and investigations team on 20 August as a partner in its Philadelphia and New York offices.

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...

Conference coverage

GIR Live: How to keep the cost of monitorships down

Lawyers with monitorship experience shared their thoughts on how companies can avoid “obscene expensing” during monitorships at GIR’s first-ever Women in Investigations conference.

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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?

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Money Laundering Compliance and Investigations Across EMEA

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The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations Second Edition

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The Evolution of Risk Management in Global Investigations

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