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South Africa’s new evidence-sharing rule to aid corruption investigations

South Africa’s new evidence-sharing rule to aid corruption investigations

August 06, 2020, GIR

A change to the rules governing South Africa’s long-running state capture inquiry will help prosecutors build corruption cases more quickly and efficiently, experts say.

Unsealed docs shed light on US Unaoil case

Unsealed docs shed light on US Unaoil case

July 30, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

A Houston federal court unsealed a raft of documents in the US prosecution of Unaoil brothers Saman and Cyrus Ahsani.

The lesser-known Australian regulator cranking up enforcement

The lesser-known Australian regulator cranking up enforcement

July 17, 2020, GIR

Australia’s anti-money laundering regulator has grown teeth in recent years and international financial institutions with operations in the country should be wary, lawyers say.

Black investigations lawyers on challenges: “It was absolutely more difficult for me to succeed”

Black investigations lawyers on challenges: “It was absolutely more difficult for me to succeed”

July 13, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

When the stakes are high, selecting a diverse team of external advisers takes a back seat, one corporate defence lawyer said. “A lot of it becomes who has the best reputation with the prosecutor.”

Amid successes, DOJ grapples with repatriating corrupt proceeds

Amid successes, DOJ grapples with repatriating corrupt proceeds

July 10, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

As high-dollar returns to victims abroad mount, a Justice Department official and former prosecutors unravel a conundrum they’ve faced in ensuring money doesn’t fall back into the wrong hands.

Press ask Houston court to unseal Unaoil documents

Press ask Houston court to unseal Unaoil documents

June 19, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

GIR is one of three publications that have moved to open up proceedings in a US Department of Justice case against the Ahsani brothers.

Alleged bribes, fake evidence and abuse of power at centre of Greek Novartis probe

Alleged bribes, fake evidence and abuse of power at centre of Greek Novartis probe

June 16, 2020, GIR

An investigation into alleged bribery by Swiss life sciences company Novartis of high-level Greek politicians has been beset by disintegrating charges and allegations of falsified evidence and political interference.

Who is the World Bank’s new INT chief?

Who is the World Bank’s new INT chief?

June 08, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

“He is quiet, eerily so in the beginning. I was like, ‘Why doesn't he ask more questions?’ But he just listened – that's who he is.”

Corporate executives seldom face punishment in US sanctions cases

Corporate executives seldom face punishment in US sanctions cases

May 29, 2020, JUST SANCTIONS

The US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control has been prolific in penalising companies for sanctions violations but doesn’t appear to have the same appetite for pursuing individuals.

How the pandemic has affected corporate compliance teams

How the pandemic has affected corporate compliance teams

May 22, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

GIR spoke to over a dozen compliance professionals about how the field is weathering the pandemic. The energy sector is “getting killed”, a recruiter said.