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“Stakes are higher” in #MeToo investigations

“Stakes are higher” in #MeToo investigations

June 14, 2019, GIR

Individuals should seek legal counsel before attending #MeToo internal investigation interviews because of the potential consequences that may flow from the alleged misconduct, a panel at GIR Live London said.

GIR Live Women in Investigations – in pictures

GIR Live Women in Investigations – in pictures

June 13, 2019, GIR

Pictures from GIR’s 2nd annual Women in Investigations conference held in London on 12 June in association with the Women in White Collar Defense Association.

China  “has not abated” in its fight against corruption

China “has not abated” in its fight against corruption

June 12, 2019, GIR

China’s anti-corruption drive has not slowed down and the country’s authorities are increasingly conducting joint dawn raids, an audience at GIR Live heard.

UK “should have a think about” own version of US Global Magnitsky Act

UK “should have a think about” own version of US Global Magnitsky Act

May 29, 2019, GIR

The UK government should consider expanding the country’s sanctions law to cover foreign officials involved in acts of corruption after the country leaves the EU, a legal expert has said.

Notebook scandal gives Argentina “unprecedented opportunity” to tackle corruption, official says

Notebook scandal gives Argentina “unprecedented opportunity” to tackle corruption, official says

May 17, 2019, GIR

The president of Argentina’s financial information unit has said that a high-profile case that hit the headlines last year presents an opportunity for significant anti-corruption reforms in the country.

GIR Live DC – in pictures

GIR Live DC – in pictures

May 16, 2019, GIR

Photos from the fourth annual GIR Live DC, held at Covington & Burling on 15 May and chaired by Lawrence Urgenson of Mayer Brown and Kathryn Cameron Atkinson of Miller & Chevalier.

DOJ sees “shift” in companies reporting Chinese economic espionage

DOJ sees “shift” in companies reporting Chinese economic espionage

May 15, 2019, GIR

“We believe it is in your interest and the interest of your clients to work with us collaboratively in this effort,” David Burns, a senior official at the DOJ’s national security division, said on Wednesday.

SFO director “grown up enough” to make Airbus charging decision

SFO director “grown up enough” to make Airbus charging decision

April 05, 2019, GIR

A leading UK lawyer has said SFO directors should be given autonomy to make decisions on whether to charge companies with corruption predating the UK Bribery Act.

UK SAR reform “a bit like Brexit”

UK SAR reform “a bit like Brexit”

April 05, 2019, GIR

Current proposals to reform how suspicious activity reports are filed in the UK lack coherence and “may be worse than the original illness”, the former head of anti-money laundering and sanctions at Allied Irish Bank has said.

Mark Steward: “Speed is not the only measure of success”

Mark Steward: “Speed is not the only measure of success”

April 04, 2019, GIR

At GIR Live London, the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s head of enforcement and market oversight has said that he is “not concerned” with the agency’s record-breaking caseload that has grown rapidly since his appointment.