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"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?

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.