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Alison Levitt QC to join 2 Hare Court

Former CPS barrister Alison Levitt QC will return to the bar after four years at Mishcon de Reya, where she led the firm’s white-collar and investigations practice.

NCA receives deluge of reports from UK lenders

Financial institutions identified close to one million suspicious transactions over the past year, approximately a third of which warranted reporting to the UK National Crime Agency.

Sir Brian Leveson: I could turn to Attorney General in DPA process

The judge who has presided over all four of the SFO’s DPAs told the House of Lords Bribery Act committee that he would consider asking for the attorney general’s help before granting a resolution if he believes a company has been less than straightforward with the authority.

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“This is exactly what companies are not supposed to do,” appeals court hears

Circuit judges considered whether faulty instructions swayed a jury to award $8 million to a general counsel fired for raising foreign bribery concerns, during an appeal hearing on 14 November.

FCPA Docket: Ex-Rolls-Royce agent calls jurisdiction ruling “troublesome”

A former Rolls-Royce agent highlights a pivotal question concerning the extraterritoriality of foreign bribery cases and prosecutors want to block a former Hong Kong minister from clinging to the dropped charges of his purported co-conspirator.

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.

Alison Levitt QC to join 2 Hare Court

Former CPS barrister Alison Levitt QC will return to the bar after four years at Mishcon de Reya, where she led the firm’s white-collar and investigations practice.

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

Lisa Osofsky: “Tell us something we don’t know”

The director of the UK SFO has said that the authority is exploring whether to provide companies with guidance on what cooperation actually means in a keynote speech in which she also highlighted what companies must do to obtain a DPA.

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The European, Middle Eastern and African Investigations Review 2018

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