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Matrix Chambers launches investigations team

Matrix Chambers’ newly created investigations team includes the barrister who helped BAE Systems and Tesco negotiate settlements with the SFO and the lawyer who conducted an internal investigation into allegations of corruption on behalf of the IAAF.

KBR fights SFO on extraterritorial application of section 2 notices

A lawyer acting for US engineering company KBR has argued that the UK parliament never intended section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act to apply to documents held by foreign companies outside of the UK.

SFO’s Euribor definition is “wrong”, court hears

The counsel to Barclays’ former treasurer Colin Bermingham, accused of nominating fraudulent Euribor submissions, said that prosecutors have misled the jury about how the benchmark rate works.

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Is South Africa the new Brazil?

Jenner & Block partners Nicholas Barnaby and David Lachman say there are parallels between the corruption scandals engulfing Brazil and South Africa.

Ex-Bechtel exec tells appeals court guilty plea is invalid

A former executive at a Bechtel joint venture with an Egyptian utility company who pleaded guilty to bribery-related charges has told an appeals court that the Supreme Court’s decision in McDonnell has invalidated his deal with prosecutors.

SFO’s stance on interview recordings requires difficult GDPR balancing act

The SFO’s stated preference to have internal investigation interviews recorded may create problems for companies under a new data protection law that will come into force next month, UK lawyers have said.

Matrix Chambers launches investigations team

Matrix Chambers’ newly created investigations team includes the barrister who helped BAE Systems and Tesco negotiate settlements with the SFO and the lawyer who conducted an internal investigation into allegations of corruption on behalf of the IAAF.

On the horizon: investigations in 2018

From privilege wrangles in Europe to corruption investigations in the Middle East, GIR speaks to leading investigations lawyers around the world on what to expect in 2018.

Adam Hickey: work with us on cybercrime

Adam Hickey, the deputy assistant attorney general at the US Department of Justice’s national security division, talks to GIR about the DOJ’s cybersecurity...

Conference coverage

Reding slams US “doublespeak” on data privacy

The former European Commissioner who proposed the EU’s incoming General Data Protection Regulation has warned that US steps encroaching on privacy threaten to harm efforts to patch up relations with the EU.

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Inside In-House

Thirty-eight in-house investigations specialists from around the world. The investigations and compliance specialists featured in our survey have led or worked on cross-border investigations and compliance matters for companies across numerous industries, including banking, oil and gas, manufacturing and technology and hail from countries around the world, including the US, UK, Brazil, Mexico, Norway and Canada. All profiles are ordered alphabetically by first name.

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The European, Middle Eastern and African Investigations Review 2017

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Investigating Accounting Irregularities

Andrew Grantham

AlixPartners

Money Laundering Compliance and Investigations across EMEA

Matthew Getz and Elly Brindle

Boies, Schiller & Flexner
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The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations

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Introduction

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

Outer Temple Chambers
Fountain Court Chambers
Clifford Chance LLP

The Evolution of Risk Management in Global Investigations

William H Devaney and Jonathan Peddie

Baker McKenzie
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Privilege

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Canada

Peter MacKay and Chris Burkett

Baker McKenzie

Switzerland

Christophe Emonet and Cécile Zumstein

Pestalozzi

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