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Investigations: key trends in 2015

Investigations: key trends in 2015

January 14, 2015, GIR

GIR has asked lawyers across the world to pinpoint the pivotal issues that will affect investigations specialists in 2015. 

GIR Due Process Guide 2015: tell us what you think about the agencies you work with

GIR Due Process Guide 2015: tell us what you think about the agencies you work with

January 13, 2015, GIR

Global Investigations Review has begun research for this year’s Due Process Guide - a survey of what lawyers think about the due process policies and procedures of government enforcement agencies around the world.

GIR's Festive Top 40

GIR's Festive Top 40

December 19, 2014, GIR

Season’s greetings from the team at GIR! Here we present our 40 favourite articles from the past year.

Investigations: what to watch out for in 2015

Investigations: what to watch out for in 2015

December 17, 2014, GIR

GIR takes a look at five major legal issues that lawyers working on global investigations should be prepared for.

Tracey McDermott: The FCA, forex and 45 years' work

Tracey McDermott: The FCA, forex and 45 years' work

November 28, 2014, GIR

Just days after announcing the coordinated US$4.3 billion forex fine, the UK Financial Conduct Authority's director of enforcement and financial crime Tracey McDermott spoke to Marieke Breijer about the work that went into organising the global settlement, and more.

Total: a highlight in a lacklustre enforcement record

Total: a highlight in a lacklustre enforcement record

November 26, 2014, GIR

France is stepping up its white-collar crime enforcement, with tax fraud investigations against HSBC and UBS under way, and the anouncement yesterday of a corruption trial against Total. But local lawyers say there is still a long way to go.

Compliance monitors: expensive, intrusive, and American?

Compliance monitors: expensive, intrusive, and American?

November 25, 2014, GIR

Legal and cultural barriers will have to be overcome before the use of monitors becomes the norm outside the US, lawyers say.

SEC: under pressure

SEC: under pressure

November 24, 2014, GIR

The SEC continues to take an aggressive and creative approach to enforcement, despite a string of trial losses and relatively weak settlements. But with agency staff effectively discouraged from dropping weak cases, there are concerns that the agency is failing to exercise sufficient restraint in the cases it brings.

SEC looking to resolve investigative hurdles in FCPA cases against individuals

SEC looking to resolve investigative hurdles in FCPA cases against individuals

November 20, 2014, GIR

The SEC is trying to overcome some of the recent problems it has experienced with FCPA cases against individuals, the agency’s enforcement director has said.

DoJ reassures companies fearing M&A successor liability

DoJ reassures companies fearing M&A successor liability

November 17, 2014, GIR

A recent DoJ opinion release commenting on liability inherited from mergers and acquisitions is “unusual”, FCPA lawyers say.