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Brazil National Congress urged to pass anti-corruption reforms

Brazilian lawyers hope that anti-corruption reform proposals supported by the country’s incoming justice minister will be approved by Congress three years after similar measures floated by prosecutors were blocked.

Prosecutors continue talks in Unaoil-linked probe

Scottish energy company Wood Group says that the SFO and Scottish prosecutors have taken over 14 months to decide which authority will lead a bribery investigation into Amec Foster Wheeler.

German authorities have growing appetite for enforcement

Norton Rose Fulbright’s new dispute resolution partner in Frankfurt said that banks moving from the UK post-Brexit will have to deal with an increasingly aggressive enforcement atmosphere.

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There are uncharged, culpable individuals in Embraer case, US prosecutor concedes

During the sentencing of a former Embraer sales executive, a Manhattan federal court heard how some of the defendant’s colleagues and co-conspirators declined to cooperate with a US foreign bribery investigation.

Colombian company cooperating with DOJ probe

Grupo Aval, a major Colombian financial group, has said it is cooperating with the US Department of Justice as part of an investigation into corruption on a highway construction project.

The rise of anti-corruption whistleblowers in Latin America

Gary Giampetruzzi and Jonathan Stevens at Paul Hastings examine how whistleblowers in Latin America have become an increasingly important part of anti-corruption enforcement.

German authorities have growing appetite for enforcement

Norton Rose Fulbright’s new dispute resolution partner in Frankfurt said that banks moving from the UK post-Brexit will have to deal with an increasingly aggressive enforcement atmosphere.

Société Générale remedied self-report failure in $1.34 billion sanctions probe with “voluminous evidence”

Société Générale executives and global compliance managers were aware that the bank was conducting transactions in Cuba that violated US sanctions for a decade before Société Générale self-reported to US authorities.

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

Money laundering crackdown has not reached the UK

The UK’s resource-strapped authorities aren’t equipped to tackle the vast swathe of money laundering cases that aren’t large enough to be handled by the UK Serious Fraud Office.

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

Clifford Chance
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The Evolution of Risk Management in Global Investigations

William H Devaney and Jonathan Peddie

Baker McKenzie
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F Joseph Warin and Daniel P Chung

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

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Kengo Nishigaki and Yoshiaki Muto

Baker McKenzie

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