November 05, 2014, GIR
This year has seen a raft of stringent US and EU sanctions against Russia and Ukraine, together with the largest fine in history for sanctions violations, which was imposed on BNP Paribas in June. GIR invited five leading practitioners to discuss how private practice lawyers and in-house counsel should navigate an ever changing enforcement landscape.
November 03, 2014, GIR
Scott Muller, Angela Burgess and John Banes at Davis Polk & Wardwell led negotiations on behalf of Siemens in the company’s 2008 FCPA settlement with the US government. Here, they talk to David Vascott about how that settlement was reached.
October 29, 2014, GIR
Data privacy lawyers say Canada’s data notification bill will have a “significant” impact on companies in particular because of the notification requirements included in the draft.
October 20, 2014, GIR
A judge has blocked a defendant from compelling Sidley Austin to hand over documents linked to its internal investigation of oil services company PetroTiger.
October 09, 2014, GIR
The criminal and antitrust divisions of the US Department of Justice are cooperating more closely than ever, especially on market manipulation and rate-rigging cases. But with different – and at times inconsistent – policies and practices, what does that mean for companies unfortunate enough to rouse the interest of both sections at once? Veterans of both divisions, Thomas Barnett, Lanny Breuer, Deborah Garza, Mythili Raman and Phillip Warren, explain.
August 21, 2014, GIR
Recent awards and associated litigation have highlighted the increasing significance of corruption in international arbitration. Partner Ruth Cowley and associate Andrew Reeves, at Norton Rose Fulbright in London work through the implications of Honeywell and Metal-Tech and examine the current state of play.
August 12, 2014, GIR
Many US lawyers are calling for US legislators to follow the example of the UK Bribery Act and add an “adequate procedures” defence to the FCPA – although not everyone agrees this is a good idea.
August 08, 2014, GIR
In a recent decision, the Delaware Supreme Court ruled files and documents from an internal FCPA investigation conducted by Walmart into alleged bribery in five countries are not protected by attorney-client privilege and must be turned over to plaintiffs in a civil shareholder suit.
July 23, 2014, GIR
Data preservation, collection and review processes can be costly, time-consuming, and painstaking (if not at times painful) for a company undertaking an investigation. The requirements of various government agencies and data protection/privacy laws are often overlapping, competing and contradictory.
July 21, 2014, GIR
The General Motors ignition switch recall case illustrates the consequences of a failure to escalate serious matters to senior staff, as the company faces government investigations and a congressional probe.