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FCPA in Asia: “We’re not even getting called in for investigations”

FCPA in Asia: “We’re not even getting called in for investigations”

November 20, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

The once fruitful line of US-led foreign bribery work appears to be drying up in East Asia as lawyers report a significant drop off in cases and companies increasingly attempt to sidestep US bribery probes.

Société Générale remedied self-report failure in $1.34 billion sanctions probe with “voluminous evidence”

Société Générale remedied self-report failure in $1.34 billion sanctions probe with “voluminous evidence”

November 20, 2018, GIR

Société Générale executives and global compliance managers were aware that the bank was conducting transactions in Cuba that violated US sanctions for a decade before Société Générale self-reported to US authorities.

French prosecutors make an example of UBS

French prosecutors make an example of UBS

November 20, 2018, GIR

French prosecutors are pursuing eye-watering penalties against UBS in an ongoing tax evasion trial to warn companies what happens when settlement negotiations break down, according to lawyers in Paris.

Anti-corruption measures in new NAFTA lack teeth, lawyers say

Anti-corruption measures in new NAFTA lack teeth, lawyers say

November 19, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

Lawyers GIR Just Anti-Corruption spoke to explain how anti-corruption provisions in the proposed trade agreement between the US, Mexico and Canada might fall flat.

Sir Brian Leveson: I could turn to Attorney General in DPA process

Sir Brian Leveson: I could turn to Attorney General in DPA process

November 13, 2018, GIR

The judge who has presided over all four of the SFO’s DPAs told the House of Lords Bribery Act committee that he would consider asking for the attorney general’s help before granting a resolution if he believes a company has been less than straightforward with the authority.

Irish law commission lays out comprehensive plans for corporate reform

Irish law commission lays out comprehensive plans for corporate reform

November 12, 2018, GIR

GIR takes a look at proposals to overhaul Ireland’s white-collar crime landscape that include introducing DPAs to the country and making it easier for prosecutors to hold companies liable for economic wrongdoing.

ThyssenKrupp retains firm for frustrated bribery investigation

ThyssenKrupp retains firm for frustrated bribery investigation

November 12, 2018, GIR

German engineering company ThyssenKrupp is working with Baker McKenzie to prise information from Israel about bribes the company allegedly paid to win a $2.3 billion submarine contract.

American CEO’s knowledge of bribery scrutinised in Petrobras dispute

American CEO’s knowledge of bribery scrutinised in Petrobras dispute

October 31, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

Whether the former CEO of a Houston-based offshore contractor knew about an alleged scheme to bribe officials at Brazil’s state-owned oil company has been hotly debated in an ongoing contract dispute.

Airbus hires US law firm in bribery probe

Airbus hires US law firm in bribery probe

October 26, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

Facing the first coordinated bribery investigation from US, French and UK authorities, aircraft manufacturer Airbus has called on a third international law firm.

“Business friendly” monitorship memo gives leverage to companies

“Business friendly” monitorship memo gives leverage to companies

October 23, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

The criminal division chief has given companies a greater ability to negotiate monitorships with narrower scopes, lawyers say. Meanwhile, a new requirement for monitorship candidates could create headaches for practitioners.