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Damages calculations proving a deal-breaker in CGU leniency negotiations

Damages calculations proving a deal-breaker in CGU leniency negotiations

September 04, 2015, GIR

The CGU, Brazil’s main anti-corruption authority, is struggling to agree leniency deals with companies implicated in the continuing Petrobras investigation, Operation Car Wash, according to lawyers familiar with the matter.

Amendments to China’s criminal code show appetite for prosecuting supply-side bribery

Amendments to China’s criminal code show appetite for prosecuting supply-side bribery

September 03, 2015, GIR

Recent changes to China’s criminal code reflect the government’s intention to prosecute bribe givers alongside corrupt officials, lawyers tell GIR.

The Petrobras bribery investigation counsel list

The Petrobras bribery investigation counsel list

September 01, 2015, GIR

GIR reveals the lawyers representing the companies and key individuals caught up in Brazil’s sprawling corruption investigation into state-controlled oil company Petrobras, including counsel for Camargo Corrêa, Engevix and SBM Offshore.

Under the radar: the DoJ’s secret settlements

Under the radar: the DoJ’s secret settlements

August 28, 2015, GIR

Across the US, from New York to California, prosecutors have been allowing companies to enter into clandestine DPA and NPAs. What’s more, in some cases prosecutors have simply lost the documents.

New Russian data protection law may stymie US investigations

New Russian data protection law may stymie US investigations

August 21, 2015, GIR

A new law requiring companies to house the data of Russian citizens within the Russian Federation, which is set to come into effect on 1 September, may be used as retaliation for US sanctions, lawyers say.

KBR privilege decision: no alarm bells ringing

KBR privilege decision: no alarm bells ringing

August 18, 2015, GIR

On 11 August, US appeals court judges vacated a district court decision that they said would send alarm bells ringing in corporate general counsel offices throughout the US, if upheld. GIR looks at how the appeal court reached its decision and restored order to the notion of privilege in the US.

How the UK senior managers regime could be applied to overseas executives

How the UK senior managers regime could be applied to overseas executives

August 17, 2015, GIR

The UK’s FCA and PRA have published guidelines on how they will apply the new senior managers regime to the UK branches of foreign banks.

SEC judge: compliance officers are "low-hanging fruit" for enforcers

SEC judge: compliance officers are "low-hanging fruit" for enforcers

August 07, 2015, GIR

There is a real danger that competent professionals will no longer want to work in compliance departments, as the risks associated with such jobs are too high and the pay too low, says an SEC administrative law judge.

DoJ hires compliance specialist to improve corporate enforcement

DoJ hires compliance specialist to improve corporate enforcement

July 31, 2015, GIR

The DoJ is in the process of hiring a compliance counsel who will advise prosecutors on whether companies should receive credit for their compliance efforts when the agency is considering enforcement action.

Russia’s new anti-corruption proposals target foreign companies

Russia’s new anti-corruption proposals target foreign companies

July 28, 2015, GIR

The Russian government has proposed a new and ambiguous law that will make foreign companies administratively liable for foreign bribery.