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GIR Live: German lawyers decry ENRC judgment

GIR Live: German lawyers decry ENRC judgment

November 16, 2017, GIR

German lawyers have voiced their frustration over the UK’s recent ENRC privilege ruling, with one describing it as a “bad case based on bad facts”.

SFO head: it’s better to “grow our own” investigators

SFO head: it’s better to “grow our own” investigators

November 16, 2017, GIR

The director of the UK’s Serious Fraud Office, David Green, said at a London conference that training their own investigators is preferable to recruiting those from other authorities.

GIR Live: In-house counsel have a target on their back

GIR Live: In-house counsel have a target on their back

November 06, 2017, GIR

Lawyers say that the increased focus of UK enforcement agencies on individuals means that in-house counsel and compliance officers are more often in the crosshairs of investigations.

Brazilian prosecutor: “We are part of the problem”

Brazilian prosecutor: “We are part of the problem”

November 02, 2017, GIR

Speaking in São Paulo on 1 November, senior Brazilian prosecutor Vladimir Aras addressed the difficulty of coordinating with national counterparts when negotiating leniency deals and the need for legal reform.

SFO to enforce foreign angle of failure to prevent tax evasion

SFO to enforce foreign angle of failure to prevent tax evasion

November 02, 2017, GIR

The UK Serious Fraud Office director David Green has been active on the London conference circuit this week, appearing at a Trace International conference on 2 November after speaking at GIR Live London on 31 October.

SFO director: We don't do guidance

SFO director: We don't do guidance

November 01, 2017, GIR

David Green told GIR Live London that, unlike US enforcement agencies, the SFO won’t issue guidance on how to self-report – despite the agency's dim view of internal investigations.

GIR Live: Prosecutors worldwide are getting to know each other

GIR Live: Prosecutors worldwide are getting to know each other

October 30, 2017, GIR

International organisations have helped prosecutors build relationships with each other to make investigations more efficient.

GIR Live: Brazilian prosecutor says WhatsApp chat group drove investigation forward

GIR Live: Brazilian prosecutor says WhatsApp chat group drove investigation forward

October 27, 2017, GIR

A Brazilian federal prosecutor says informal communications between enforcers around the world led to essential discoveries in the Rio Olympics bribery investigation.

GIR Live: China’s WeChat obsession frustrates lawyers

GIR Live: China’s WeChat obsession frustrates lawyers

October 23, 2017, GIR

Lawyers say the use of social media for business in China creates a significant hurdle when conducting internal investigations.

DOJ has a “lifetime’s worth” of tax evasion leads in Hong Kong

DOJ has a “lifetime’s worth” of tax evasion leads in Hong Kong

October 18, 2017, GIR

Hong Kong lawyers say they are still dealing with a multitude of US tax evasion investigations that sprung from settlements signed by 76 Swiss banks in 2013.