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On the horizon: investigations in 2018

On the horizon: investigations in 2018

March 09, 2018, GIR

From privilege wrangles in Europe to corruption investigations in the Middle East, GIR speaks to leading investigations lawyers around the world on what to expect in 2018.

French DPAs lack crucial disgorgement tool

French DPAs lack crucial disgorgement tool

February 27, 2018, GIR

US or UK authorities may feel obliged to pursue parallel settlements to make up the perceived difference of French DPA fines, Antoine Kirry and Robin Lööf of Debevoise & Plimpton say.

The use of compelled testimony in criminal proceedings

The use of compelled testimony in criminal proceedings

February 23, 2018, GIR

Andrew Smith at Corker Binning asks whether there are any circumstances in which compelled testimony can be lawfully admitted against the compelled person under English criminal law.

Proposed US bill puts banks on collision course with incoming GDPR

Proposed US bill puts banks on collision course with incoming GDPR

January 19, 2018, GIR

A proposed US law requiring foreign banks to hand information to authorities within 10 days of a demand – or face being cut off from correspondent banks – would put financial institutions in direct conflict with EU data protection laws coming into force in May, lawyers say.

The unrelenting pace of SEC insider trading actions

The unrelenting pace of SEC insider trading actions

November 02, 2017, GIR

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Marc Fagel and associate Elizabeth Dooley analyse emerging trends from the recent spate of SEC insider trading enforcement actions.

Will the the UK's new tax offence change the investigations landscape?

Will the the UK's new tax offence change the investigations landscape?

September 29, 2017, GIR

David Sleight and Edmund Smyth at Kingsley Napley look at the UK's new corporate offence of failure to prevent tax evasion and ask whether it has the potential to drastically alter how UK agencies carry out tax investigations and prosecutions.

Alternatives to prosecution in an age of global enforcement

Alternatives to prosecution in an age of global enforcement

September 15, 2017, GIR

White & Case partners Jonathan Pickworth, Darryl Lew, Daniel Levin, Ludovic Malgrain, Karl-Jörg Xylander, Nathalie Colin and Luděk Chvosta discuss the global alternatives to prosecution when a corporate is facing a criminal investigation.

United States v Allen and privilege against self-incrimination

United States v Allen and privilege against self-incrimination

August 02, 2017, GIR

Peter Binning and Robert Hanratty of Corker Binning examine how United States v Allen has effectively immunised compelled UK testimonies from use in a subsequent US prosecution.

GIR launches the 2017 Due Process Guide

GIR launches the 2017 Due Process Guide

July 06, 2017, GIR

Twenty years after China regained control of Hong Kong, the phrase “one country, two systems” certainly rings true, with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority receiving an A- grade in this year's Due Process Guide while China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce languishes at the bottom of the list for the second year running.

Can I keep more of my ill-gotten gains? 

Can I keep more of my ill-gotten gains? 

June 26, 2017, GIR

The recent US Supreme Court ruling in Kokesh v SEC concludes, once and for all, that the SEC disgorgement orders applied in many federal securities cases do constitute a penalty, are not simply remedial and are therefore subject to the five-year statute of limitations. Rik Workman at Forensic Risk Alliance explores the potential consequences of this ruling for FCPA cases.