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Microsoft unlikely to face bribery enforcement action in Hungary

Microsoft unlikely to face bribery enforcement action in Hungary

September 10, 2019, GIR

Lawyers question whether Hungary’s untested corporate criminal liability law will hold up in the Microsoft bribery case, amid international pressure on the country to improve its anti-bribery enforcement.

New German law expected to transform corporate investigations

New German law expected to transform corporate investigations

August 30, 2019, GIR

German lawyers have hailed a proposed law that drastically increases fines for corporate misconduct as a watershed moment in the country’s white-collar crime enforcement landscape.

World Bank veteran picked for MTS monitorship

World Bank veteran picked for MTS monitorship

August 20, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

A team with experience in World Bank cases has been picked ahead of major firms to monitor Russian telecoms company Mobile TeleSystems.

French anti-corruption agency targets companies’ clients

French anti-corruption agency targets companies’ clients

August 14, 2019, GIR

France’s anti-corruption agency is contacting companies’ business partners as part of its auditing process, much to the surprise of local lawyers.

How EDNY's prosecutors became major foreign bribery enforcement partners

How EDNY's prosecutors became major foreign bribery enforcement partners

August 13, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

Former prosecutors say it’s no accident that a procession of FCPA cases in recent years has been filed in Brooklyn.

More US lawsuits over seized Cuban assets on the horizon

More US lawsuits over seized Cuban assets on the horizon

August 08, 2019, GIR

Over a dozen companies could face US lawsuits for trafficking in property seized by Fidel Castro’s government as enforcement of a long-blocked Cuban embargo law appears to be ramping up.

US court allows prosecutors to access non-US bank records in sanctions probe

US court allows prosecutors to access non-US bank records in sanctions probe

August 07, 2019, GIR

A US court’s decision to green light prosecutors’ subpoena of bank records that did not pass through the US financial system could extend the reach of the US justice system.

Convicted Alstom exec offers candid account of attorney interactions

Convicted Alstom exec offers candid account of attorney interactions

July 31, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

A former Alstom executive’s controversial book about his foreign bribery prosecution in the US has become a best-seller in China. His account is packed with tart observations about prosecutors and defence lawyers.

Greece convicts three UK nationals in Johnson & Johnson bribery case

Greece convicts three UK nationals in Johnson & Johnson bribery case

July 29, 2019, GIR

The court in Athens acquitted a fourth UK exec previously prosecuted in England after the SFO testified in the case to defend the UK’s public interest.

Swiss blocking statute: “The perfect catch-22”

Swiss blocking statute: “The perfect catch-22”

July 15, 2019, GIR

Companies based in Switzerland should take all the necessary steps to comply with Swiss law before they hand over information to foreign authorities during investigations or face the consequences, local lawyers say.