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Brazilian prosecutors decry Supreme Court ruling as judge suspends Petrobras settlement

Brazilian prosecutors decry Supreme Court ruling as judge suspends Petrobras settlement

March 15, 2019, GIR

The prosecutors say the ruling could jeopardise all past and current Operation Car Wash cases, including the case against former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

SFO Saudi Arabia bribery probe announcement on the horizon

SFO Saudi Arabia bribery probe announcement on the horizon

March 14, 2019, GIR

The UK SFO is poised to reveal a significant development in its investigation of Airbus subsidiary GPT Special Project Management after waiting over two years for approval to advance the case.

Baker McKenzie asks US court to overturn resignation letter order

Baker McKenzie asks US court to overturn resignation letter order

March 14, 2019, GIR

Baker McKenzie has asked the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to reconsider reversing a 4 March order that told the firm to hand over a former partner’s resignation letter in light of a previously undisclosed Brazil Supreme Court decision.

UK House of Lords urges government to “delay no more” on corporate criminal liability reform

UK House of Lords urges government to “delay no more” on corporate criminal liability reform

March 14, 2019, GIR

The House of Lords Bribery Act committee has also recommended Scotland to strongly consider introducing DPAs.

Hempel settlement suggests US hub for cross-border investigation is “no longer needed”

Hempel settlement suggests US hub for cross-border investigation is “no longer needed”

March 11, 2019, GIR

Danish coatings supplier Hempel’s 220 million Danish kroner settlement with authorities in Denmark and Germany to resolve allegations of bribery across Europe and Asia is a great step towards more non-US-led international investigations, lawyers say.

Swedish share of Telia settlement “still on the table”, chief prosecutor says

Swedish share of Telia settlement “still on the table”, chief prosecutor says

March 08, 2019, GIR

Sweden may still be able to collect its $208.5 million share of Telia’s September 2017 trilateral settlement following an appeal against the acquittal of the telecommunication company’s ex-CEO.

Netherlands considers oversight over large settlements

Netherlands considers oversight over large settlements

March 06, 2019, GIR

Dutch lawyers have welcomed the Netherlands Public Prosecution Service’s “sudden” and long overdue plans to introduce a limited form of judicial scrutiny over penalties imposed on companies in serious economic crime cases.

Baker McKenzie ordered to hand over former partner’s resignation letter

Baker McKenzie ordered to hand over former partner’s resignation letter

March 05, 2019, GIR

J&F Investimentos executives said that Joan Meyer’s resignation letter “could be a turning point in Brazil proceedings”.

SFO replaces suspended senior lawyer on Unaoil probe

SFO replaces suspended senior lawyer on Unaoil probe

March 05, 2019, GIR

A spokesperson for the UK Serious Fraud Office told GIR that Tom Martin now “does not work at the SFO”.


Brazilian amendment proposes that instant messages count as evidence

Brazilian amendment proposes that instant messages count as evidence

March 05, 2019, GIR

A Brazilian politician has proposed an amendment to national law which would allow police to use messages sent over instant messaging platforms as evidence in criminal investigations.