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French anti-corruption agency targets companies’ clients

French anti-corruption agency targets companies’ clients

August 14, 2019, GIR

France’s anti-corruption agency is contacting companies’ business partners as part of its auditing process, much to the surprise of local lawyers.

How EDNY's prosecutors became major foreign bribery enforcement partners

How EDNY's prosecutors became major foreign bribery enforcement partners

August 13, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

Former prosecutors say it’s no accident that a procession of FCPA cases in recent years has been filed in Brooklyn.

Convicted Alstom exec offers candid account of attorney interactions

Convicted Alstom exec offers candid account of attorney interactions

July 31, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

A former Alstom executive’s controversial book about his foreign bribery prosecution in the US has become a best-seller in China. His account is packed with tart observations about prosecutors and defence lawyers.

Greece convicts three UK nationals in Johnson & Johnson bribery case

Greece convicts three UK nationals in Johnson & Johnson bribery case

July 29, 2019, GIR

The court in Athens acquitted a fourth UK exec previously prosecuted in England after the SFO testified in the case to defend the UK’s public interest.

Swiss blocking statute: “The perfect catch-22”

Swiss blocking statute: “The perfect catch-22”

July 15, 2019, GIR

Companies based in Switzerland should take all the necessary steps to comply with Swiss law before they hand over information to foreign authorities during investigations or face the consequences, local lawyers say.

UK economic crime report “does nothing” to address resourcing concerns

UK economic crime report “does nothing” to address resourcing concerns

July 12, 2019, GIR

The UK government’s new proposal to fight economic crime has been criticised for failing to address inadequate resources and handing financial institutions an influential role in policy making.

US Treasury Department’s “devastating” legal brain drain continues

US Treasury Department’s “devastating” legal brain drain continues

July 11, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

The small office of lawyers within the US Treasury Department that scrutinises all sanctions activity has lost its second-in-command, as the drain of institutional knowledge persists under President Trump.

Walmart’s tortured settlement negotiations led to odd monitorship

Walmart’s tortured settlement negotiations led to odd monitorship

July 03, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

Lawyers have questioned why Walmart was given a monitor when the deal was at odds with a recent DOJ policy. The role of an environmental regulator and the tortured nature of the negotiations could help explain the incongruity.

Trade secret theft: approach US prosecutors with caution

Trade secret theft: approach US prosecutors with caution

June 18, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

For corporate victims of trade secret theft, the decision of whether to inform the US government is simultaneously the most important and most complicated.

UK financial regulator reveals time spent on “tuna bond” probe

UK financial regulator reveals time spent on “tuna bond” probe

June 14, 2019, GIR

The FCA has denied downgrading its investigation into Credit Suisse’s involvement in the $2 billion Mozambique fraud scandal as it disclosed the number of hours its staff spent on the investigation.