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Petrobras sovereign immunity claim fostered leniency, lawyers say

Petrobras sovereign immunity claim fostered leniency, lawyers say

October 11, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

The DOJ may have shied away from a more severe deal with Petrobras because of the Brazilian state-owned oil company’s assertion that it should be immune from prosecution, lawyers say.

US judge extends ZTE monitorship to 2022

US judge extends ZTE monitorship to 2022

October 04, 2018, GIR

The Chinese telecommunications company has been disciplined over the same misconduct that led to a settlement with the US Commerce Department in June.

DOJ appoints compliance monitor to oversee Panasonic DPA

DOJ appoints compliance monitor to oversee Panasonic DPA

October 03, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

Following a $280 million foreign bribery settlement with US authorities, the DOJ has chosen the compliance monitor for Panasonic Avionics.

Brazil’s CGU hires DOJ’s former compliance consultant

Brazil’s CGU hires DOJ’s former compliance consultant

October 03, 2018, GIR

News of the hire comes shortly after the CGU published what local lawyers say is a helpful guide on how the agency will evaluate company compliance programmes.

Hike in demand, rather than fear of prosecution, creating compliance skills shortage

Hike in demand, rather than fear of prosecution, creating compliance skills shortage

September 26, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

A narrative has emerged that a fear of prosecution is driving compliance officers away from the profession. But compliance industry insiders say that’s false.

Brazilian healthcare corruption investigations show no sign of abating

Brazilian healthcare corruption investigations show no sign of abating

September 14, 2018, GIR

As multi-agency and multi-jurisdictional investigations into an alleged medical devices cartel in Brazil continue to ensnare international medical device companies, including Philips Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson and Orthofix, GIR talks to the lead prosecutor to find out more about the probes.

KBR loses fight over extraterritorial application of SFO section 2 notices

KBR loses fight over extraterritorial application of SFO section 2 notices

September 06, 2018, GIR

A high court judge has confirmed that the SFO can compel foreign companies to hand over documents held overseas as long as a “sufficient connection” between the company and the UK exists.

As companies learn to navigate GDPR, the cost of cooperation increases

As companies learn to navigate GDPR, the cost of cooperation increases

August 31, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

Lawyers told GIR Just Anti-Corruption how best to appease US authorities – hungry for overseas evidence – when up against the latest hurdle in foreign bribery cases. But the solution is neither fast nor cheap.

The making of a compliance monitor

The making of a compliance monitor

August 29, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

How a contentious selection process for an FCPA monitor led to a new career for a prominent UK litigation lawyer.

The silent FCPA investigators

The silent FCPA investigators

August 02, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

GIR Just Anti-Corruption highlights a team of US investigators, dubbed the “silent service”, who recently worked alongside the DOJ and FBI in uncovering bribery at a major engineering company.