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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.

Inside the Hoskins trial and the battle over ‘agency’

Inside the Hoskins trial and the battle over ‘agency’

November 27, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

After the DOJ secured a monumental win in its case against Lawrence Hoskins, GIR unspools how both sides wrangled at trial over a term the defence believed to be its silver bullet.

CGU boosts international profile amid MPF controversy

CGU boosts international profile amid MPF controversy

November 21, 2019, GIR

With its active enforcement and untarnished reputation, Brazil’s CGU may now be the first port of call for foreign authorities investigating Brazilian companies.

Former prosecutor: US charges against Unaoil brothers may damage SFO morale

Former prosecutor: US charges against Unaoil brothers may damage SFO morale

November 01, 2019, GIR

A former SFO lawyer has said the DOJ’s bribery charges against Unaoil’s two most senior executives show the UK must ask itself if it wants to become a “subservient jurisdiction” to the US.

Fresenius monitor selection adds to evidence of changing attitudes

Fresenius monitor selection adds to evidence of changing attitudes

October 31, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

A WilmerHale partner is serving as the monitor for German dialysis maker Fresenius following the company’s FCPA settlement earlier this year. The pick is one of several recent appointments that suggest efforts are being made to address an apparent bias in monitor selections.

DOJ could see rise in inability-to-pay claims

DOJ could see rise in inability-to-pay claims

October 24, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

New guidance on how the DOJ approaches companies’ inability-to-pay claims coupled with a rise in multilateral enforcement actions could lead to more businesses arguing that they are too poor to pay proposed fines.

SEC explores controversial AML theory

SEC explores controversial AML theory

October 16, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The SEC is looking at whether the accounting provisions of the FCPA can be used in money laundering cases, according to people familiar with the regulator’s thinking.

Proactive compliance: predicting corrupt payments

Proactive compliance: predicting corrupt payments

September 19, 2019, GIR

The head of compliance at AB InBev, one of the world’s largest fast-moving consumer goods companies in the world by revenue, explains how the brewer uses data analytics and risk scoring to help identify transaction patterns that require investigation.

Microsoft unlikely to face bribery enforcement action in Hungary

Microsoft unlikely to face bribery enforcement action in Hungary

September 10, 2019, GIR

Lawyers question whether Hungary’s untested corporate criminal liability law will hold up in the Microsoft bribery case, amid international pressure on the country to improve its anti-bribery enforcement.

Harvard professor aims to shake up compliance norms

Harvard professor aims to shake up compliance norms

September 05, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

A leading scholar who wrote a book about the white-collar criminal psyche is now touting how companies can step up their compliance programmes.