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Swiss blocking statute: “The perfect catch-22”

Companies based in Switzerland should take all the necessary steps to comply with Swiss law before they hand over information to foreign authorities during investigations or face the consequences, local lawyers say.

Deutsche Bank’s former UK general counsel returns to private practice

Herbert Smith Freehills has hired Joseph Longo as a senior adviser in Perth to help Australian banks deal with the ramifications of a public inquiry that shed light on widespread misconduct in the financial services industry.

What recent US and UK reforms to information sharing mean for cross-border investigations

Skadden partners Ryan Junck, Steve Kwok, William Ridgeway and Elizabeth Robertson argue that recent reforms in the US and UK make where companies store data increasingly important.

Corruption investigations halted across Brazil following “landmark” ruling

The president of Brazil’s Supreme Court has accepted a request from the lawyer of President Bolsonaro’s son to suspend all federal prosecution investigations built on evidence obtained from the Council of Financial Activities Control without judicial approval.

  • French DPA guidelines – still a work in progress

    New guidelines issued by French authorities are a step forward in the right direction but remain quite high-level and are at times inconsistent with stances taken by other law enforcement authorities which may disrupt future cross-border resolutions, Nicolas Brooke at Signature Litigation in Paris argues.

  • Three ex-Sarclad execs acquitted in SFO trial

    A London jury has found three former executives of Sarclad, which obtained the UK’s second-ever DPA, not guilty of participating in an overseas bribery scheme.

  • India debars Swiss aircraft company amid corruption probe

    Swiss aerospace company Pilatus has been banned from doing business in India for a year following a decision by Indian authorities to investigate it for alleged corruption.

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FCPA Docket: PetroEcuador case prosecutors assert privilege over ethics communications

In today's news roundup, a Miami businessman challenges prosecutors; a Ukrainian businessman inches closer to extradition to the US; and commodities trader Trafigura ends use of third-party agents.

Honeywell announces DOJ, SEC investigations

Honeywell has been hit with two separate investigations over its businesses in the Brazilian and Algerian oil industries.

What recent US and UK reforms to information sharing mean for cross-border investigations

Skadden partners Ryan Junck, Steve Kwok, William Ridgeway and Elizabeth Robertson argue that recent reforms in the US and UK make where companies store data increasingly important.

Deutsche Bank’s former UK general counsel returns to private practice

Herbert Smith Freehills has hired Joseph Longo as a senior adviser in Perth to help Australian banks deal with the ramifications of a public inquiry that shed light on widespread misconduct in the financial services industry.

Swiss blocking statute: “The perfect catch-22”

Companies based in Switzerland should take all the necessary steps to comply with Swiss law before they hand over information to foreign authorities during investigations or face the consequences, local lawyers say.

Glenn Leon: “We view the engagement with our outside counsel as a partnership”

Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s chief ethics and compliance officer – and former federal prosecutor – Glenn Leon explains the situations in which he would...

Conference coverage

French AFA routinely undermines professional secrecy, lawyers say

Lawyers at the first-ever GIR Live in Paris have said the French agency tasked with overseeing company’s compliance programmes is requesting documents typically covered by secrecy rules.

Deutsche Bank’s former UK general counsel returns to private practice

Herbert Smith Freehills has hired Joseph Longo as a senior adviser in Perth to help Australian banks deal with the ramifications of a public inquiry that...

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Europe, The Middle East and Africa Investigations Review 2019

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The Geopolitics of Data Transfer

Weng Yee Ng

Forensic Risk Alliance

Money Laundering Compliance and Investigations across EMEA

Matthew Getz and David Bufton

Boies, Schiller & Flexner
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The Guide to Monitorships - First Edition

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The Healthcare Industry

David W Ogden, Ronald C Machen, Stephen A Jonas and Ericka Aiken

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The Financial Services Industry

Günter Degitz and Rich Kando

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Elsie Chan

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Thomas Werlen and Jonas Hertner

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