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UK lags behind US in spoofing cases despite “easier” laws

UK lags behind US in spoofing cases despite “easier” laws

March 19, 2020, GIR

The UK’s financial authority is investigating only a handful of alleged spoofing cases despite an apparent increase in enforcement across the Atlantic.

UK government to abandon European Arrest Warrant post-Brexit

UK government to abandon European Arrest Warrant post-Brexit

February 27, 2020, GIR

The Johnson government has signalled its intention to opt out of a convention that allows European countries to arrest suspects on the UK’s behalf.

World Bank anti-corruption chief left amid internal tensions

World Bank anti-corruption chief left amid internal tensions

February 26, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

The sudden departure of Pascale Dubois in November is emblematic of problems at the organisation’s enforcement arm.

“Thorny” privilege dispute threatens DOJ’s use of filter teams

“Thorny” privilege dispute threatens DOJ’s use of filter teams

January 29, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

Federal prosecutors in Maryland appear deeply concerned about a recent Fourth Circuit decision over the government’s use of filter teams that could “seriously disrupt” criminal investigations.

US Department of Homeland Security’s foreign bribery caseload rises

US Department of Homeland Security’s foreign bribery caseload rises

January 10, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

The investigative arm of US immigration agency ICE is taking on more foreign bribery cases every year, according to a special agent and data from a Freedom of Information Act request.

Carlos Ghosn takes aim at prosecutors and Nissan's lawyers

Carlos Ghosn takes aim at prosecutors and Nissan's lawyers

January 08, 2020, GIR

Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn has accused Latham & Watkins of colluding with Japanese prosecutors at his first public appearance since becoming an international fugitive.

Senior managers make up 4% of FCA’s investigations into individuals

Senior managers make up 4% of FCA’s investigations into individuals

January 06, 2020, GIR

The UK’s financial regulatory body is investigating a “huge” number of individuals for alleged misconduct but only a small fraction of cases focus on senior executives.

Criminal Division changes monitor diversity language, sparking criticism

Criminal Division changes monitor diversity language, sparking criticism

December 18, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The criminal division toned down diversity language previously included in monitorship agreements, prompting white-collar lawyers to voice concern.

Namibian bribery scandal far bigger than leaked emails suggest, says whistleblower

Namibian bribery scandal far bigger than leaked emails suggest, says whistleblower

December 18, 2019, GIR

The man who blew the whistle on alleged corruption at Iceland’s biggest fisheries company has said that bribery payments may have doubled after he left the organisation.

Veon’s compliance chief on monitorship challenges

Veon’s compliance chief on monitorship challenges

December 02, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

Veon’s chief compliance officer talks to GIR about how the telecoms company successfully completed its three-year foreign bribery monitorship.