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Former prosecutor: US charges against Unaoil brothers may damage SFO morale

Former prosecutor: US charges against Unaoil brothers may damage SFO morale

November 01, 2019, GIR

A former SFO lawyer has said the DOJ’s bribery charges against Unaoil’s two most senior executives show the UK must ask itself if it wants to become a “subservient jurisdiction” to the US.

Fresenius monitor selection adds to evidence of changing attitudes

Fresenius monitor selection adds to evidence of changing attitudes

October 31, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

A WilmerHale partner is serving as the monitor for German dialysis maker Fresenius following the company’s FCPA settlement earlier this year. The pick is one of several recent appointments that suggest efforts are being made to address an apparent bias in monitor selections.

DOJ could see rise in inability-to-pay claims

DOJ could see rise in inability-to-pay claims

October 24, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

New guidance on how the DOJ approaches companies’ inability-to-pay claims coupled with a rise in multilateral enforcement actions could lead to more businesses arguing that they are too poor to pay proposed fines.

SEC explores controversial AML theory

SEC explores controversial AML theory

October 16, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The SEC is looking at whether the accounting provisions of the FCPA can be used in money laundering cases, according to people familiar with the regulator’s thinking.

Proactive compliance: predicting corrupt payments

Proactive compliance: predicting corrupt payments

September 19, 2019, GIR

The head of compliance at AB InBev, one of the world’s largest fast-moving consumer goods companies in the world by revenue, explains how the brewer uses data analytics and risk scoring to help identify transaction patterns that require investigation.

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.

Harvard professor aims to shake up compliance norms

Harvard professor aims to shake up compliance norms

September 05, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

A leading scholar who wrote a book about the white-collar criminal psyche is now touting how companies can step up their compliance programmes.

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.