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.
June 05, 2014, GIR
The multiple investigations into bribery allegations surrounding UK-based pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline raise questions as to whether double jeopardy principles might scupper countries’ enforcement efforts.
May 15, 2014, GIR
Sara George and Alan Ward at Stephenson Harwood in London consider the powers of UK parliamentary select committees to investigate, and the potential difficulties that being required to answer questions before a select committee may pose, for both the subjects of investigations and those investigating.
May 08, 2014, GIR
Self-reporting foreign bribery violations in the Netherlands is virtually unheard of, but recent cases indicate attitudes are changing. Marieke Breijer investigates.
May 08, 2014, GIR
GAR Live London yesterday considered whether arbitrators have a duty to investigate suspicions of corruption in a case even when neither side has raised the issue – or whether such matters are best left to national courts.