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US/EU sanctions and Russian law: caught between a rock and a hard place

US/EU sanctions and Russian law: caught between a rock and a hard place

April 09, 2015, GIR

Foreign companies with operations in Russia risk breaking local competition and contract laws when trying to comply with US and EU sanctions. Taking advantage of corporate structure may be one solution.

The UK Anti-Corruption Plan: what impact will it have?

The UK Anti-Corruption Plan: what impact will it have?

March 09, 2015, GIR

Late last year, the UK government released its first Anti-Corruption Plan designed to provide a “joined up and collaborative” approach to addressing corruption. Partner Amanda Raad and associates Mark Hunting and Sean Seelinger from the government enforcement practice at Ropes & Gray take a look at what companies can expect from the proposals.

UK POCA jurisdiction in cases of money laundering committed abroad

February 12, 2015, GIR

Neil O’May at Norton Rose Fulbright in London considers the implications of R v Rogers (Bradley) and others, in which the UK prosecuted a defendant for money-laundering offences committed in Spain.

Judgement calls and grey areas part II: Q&A

Judgement calls and grey areas part II: Q&A

February 02, 2015, GIR

What is “enough” in an internal investigation? Can you calculate credit for cooperation? What factors suggest a monitor will be put in place? Just a few of the issues tackled in the GIR Live New York Q&A.

Whistleblowers: what the UK should learn from the US

Whistleblowers: what the UK should learn from the US

January 29, 2015, GIR

The UK’s financial regulators have dismissed the idea of US-style whistleblower reward programmes. But many lawyers believe they should still look across the Atlantic for ways to improve the country’s approach to whistleblowers.

Investigations: key trends in 2015

Investigations: key trends in 2015

January 14, 2015, GIR

GIR has asked lawyers across the world to pinpoint the pivotal issues that will affect investigations specialists in 2015. 

FCPA enforcement critic to become DoJ fraud section chief

FCPA enforcement critic to become DoJ fraud section chief

January 13, 2015, GIR

While incoming DoJ fraud section head Andrew Weissmann has publicly criticised FCPA enforcement in the past, lawyers say it’s unlikely that his views will affect the department’s policies.

The DoJ goes to China: re-evaluating corporate cooperation

The DoJ goes to China: re-evaluating corporate cooperation

December 18, 2014, GIR

Timothy Perry, a former assistant US attorney now at WilmerHale, examines the dynamics of negotiating with the DoJ when investigations reach into China.

The symbiosis of corruption and competition enforcement in China

The symbiosis of corruption and competition enforcement in China

December 10, 2014, GIR

Kyle Wombolt and Mark Jephcott of Herbert Smith Freehills in Hong Kong look at how Chinese enforcers may be using both anti-corruption and competition laws to drive down prices and improve conditions for consumers.

Judgement calls and grey areas - the art of the impossible

Judgement calls and grey areas - the art of the impossible

December 08, 2014, GIR

As the scope of enforcement grows, clients are being asked increasingly often to navigate some sort of “impossible” situation. Here, a panel of leading names, led by Bruce Yannett of Debevoise & Plimpton, discuss exactly that: how to unpick the conundrums faced by companies operating in multiple jurisdictions.