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Switzerland favours US-style DPAs

Swiss lawyers have welcomed plans to introduce DPA-style settlements to the country because the agreements will help streamline how cases are resolved by Geneva and federal prosecutors.

Former SEC official joins Finch McCranie

White-collar boutique Finch McCranie has hired the former regional director of the SEC’s Atlanta office as counsel.

CPS costs in first-ever contested section 7 prosecution revealed

The Crown Prosecution Service has revealed how much it spent to bring a case against dormant British office interior design company Skansen Interior Limited over a £6 million bribery scheme, following a GIR Freedom of Information request.

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Pivoting off his DOJ credentials, House hopeful Pelletier demands NRA probe

By taking aim at alleged corruption at the National Rifle Association, the former DOJ criminal fraud section supervisor is hoping to break out of a crowded Democratic field in the June 12 primary election.

Spanish prosecutor: criminal organisations are laundering through large companies

Speaking in Washington, DC, Spanish special prosecutor and judge José Grinda González stressed that Russian transnational criminal organisations are seeking to “white-wash their reputations” through investments in mainstream companies.

Look to anti-corruption efforts for help in building human rights compliance programmes, say Covington lawyers

Covington & Burling partner Ian Hargreaves and associates Sarah Crowder and Hannah Edmonds-Camara explain how a company’s anti-corruption and human rights compliance teams can be more effective by working together.

Former SEC official joins Finch McCranie

White-collar boutique Finch McCranie has hired the former regional director of the SEC’s Atlanta office as counsel.

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...

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IBA Krakow: Poland may introduce DPAs

The Polish government is considering whether to introduce DPA-style settlements to allow companies that self-report misconduct and pay a 3 million Polish złoty fine to resolve bribery matters.

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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

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Money Laundering Compliance and Investigations across EMEA

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The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations

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

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William H Devaney and Jonathan Peddie

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