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Two convicted in Cryptometrics foreign bribery case

Two convicted in Cryptometrics foreign bribery case

February 05, 2019, GIR

A Canadian court has convicted UK national Shailesh Govindia and US national Robert Barra in connection with a failed scheme to bribe Air India officials.

Huawei hit with barrage of charges from US authorities

Huawei hit with barrage of charges from US authorities

January 29, 2019, GIR

US authorities have lambasted Huawei for its “blatant disregard” of US law in a series of sweeping indictments against the world’s largest telecoms equipment company.

Lawyers concerned by DOJ’s stance on non-waiver agreements

Lawyers concerned by DOJ’s stance on non-waiver agreements

January 28, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The DOJ has changed tack after it lost a privilege battle last year. Lawyers say the implications for corporate cooperation are profound.

Germany beats US in extradition request connected to Panama Papers revelations

Germany beats US in extradition request connected to Panama Papers revelations

January 28, 2019, GIR

German national and former investment manager Dirk Brauer was extradited from France to Germany on 24 January in connection with a money laundering investigation stemming from the Panama Papers data leak.

Ex-Tesco exec acquitted of fraud and false accounting

Ex-Tesco exec acquitted of fraud and false accounting

January 23, 2019, GIR

Following the conclusion of the Tesco accounting fraud trial, the defendants' lawyers speak out about the “fundamental unfairness” of the DPA process.

"Unprecedented" Skadden settlement sparks self-reflection in Washington

"Unprecedented" Skadden settlement sparks self-reflection in Washington

January 18, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

Following Skadden Arps’ unusual settlement over failing to register as a foreign agent, lawyers say firms will have to “think long and hard” about the line between lobbying and legal advice.

Tweaks to Yates memo will make investigations more efficient, lawyers say

Tweaks to Yates memo will make investigations more efficient, lawyers say

January 08, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

Former DOJ senior officials who worked on the Yates memo say recent modifications to the policy will mean little for criminal cases but will bring more meaningful changes to civil investigations.

DOJ focus on China: “Is this a weaponising of the FCPA?”

DOJ focus on China: “Is this a weaponising of the FCPA?”

December 20, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

The new US get-tough approach to China has caused some lawyers to question whether the FCPA will soon be wielded to advance political and national security goals.

Former Alstom Power executive found guilty of corruption following retrial

Former Alstom Power executive found guilty of corruption following retrial

December 19, 2018, GIR

The conviction means all the results of the SFO’s prosecution of Alstom’s subsidiaries Alstom Network UK and Alstom Power and several former executives can now be reported.

Bilfinger hopes its long, tumultuous corporate monitorship is near end

Bilfinger hopes its long, tumultuous corporate monitorship is near end

December 06, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

A German engineering company with a spotty compliance record has aggressively challenged its corporate monitor, a whistleblower and its own anti-corruption investigators. In a new era of light-touch enforcement, will the DOJ release Bilfinger from foreign bribery oversight anyway?