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Local laws may hamper GSK UAE investigation

Local laws may hamper GSK UAE investigation

October 08, 2014, GIR

GSK’s internal probe of bribery allegations in the UAE, revealed on 7 October, could be hampered by complex local data protection and privilege laws, and could trigger local enforcement action, say lawyers with knowledge of the country.

Marshall Miller: enforcement priorities, individual culpability and the cost of investigations

Marshall Miller: enforcement priorities, individual culpability and the cost of investigations

October 06, 2014, GIR

Following his speech at GIR Live New York, principal deputy assistant attorney general Marshall Miller of the US Department of Justice talked to David Vascott about the criminal division’s enforcement priorities.

GIR Live New York: Balancing enforcer demands is an art, not a science

GIR Live New York: Balancing enforcer demands is an art, not a science

September 24, 2014, GIR

Balancing the conflicting perspectives and expectations in cross-border investigations is a demanding task. At GIR Live New York on 17 September, panellists discussed how to bridge the gaps.

GIR Live: Expose and provide evidence on culpable individuals, DoJ official says

GIR Live: Expose and provide evidence on culpable individuals, DoJ official says

September 18, 2014, GIR

The US Department of Justice will continue to focus on prosecuting individuals, the principal deputy assistant attorney general for the criminal division, Marshall Miller, said on Wednesday at GIR Live in New York.

GIR Live New York - in photos

GIR Live New York - in photos

September 18, 2014, GIR

A photo impression of GIR Live, held on 17 September at the World Trade Center in New York, and chaired by Bruce Yannett at Debevoise & Plimpton, and F Joseph Warin of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher.

Give cooperating companies absolute privilege, says US Chamber of Commerce

Give cooperating companies absolute privilege, says US Chamber of Commerce

August 19, 2014, GIR

The US Chamber of Commerce has said a Texas appeal court decision holding that Shell could be liable for telling authorities that an employee was responsible for FCPA violations, will “severely injure” corporate cooperation in investigations.

Supreme Court petitioned over Esquenazi

Supreme Court petitioned over Esquenazi

August 15, 2014, GIR

The lack of a split among appeals courts means Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriguez face an "uphill battle" in persuading the US Supreme Court to examine the definition of "instrumentalities" for FCPA purposes.

The “very worrying” implication of the Peter Humphrey case

The “very worrying” implication of the Peter Humphrey case

August 12, 2014, GIR

China’s prosecution of the investigators hired by GlaxoSmithKline appears to have set a “very worrying” precedent for how personal information can be collected in future, say observers.

Innospec sentencing disparity “extraordinary”

Innospec sentencing disparity “extraordinary”

August 05, 2014, GIR

The disparity between the sentences of four former Innospec executives shows the significance UK courts will give to guilty pleas and cooperation.

FCPA jurisdiction over Alstom executive ‘a bit of a stretch’

FCPA jurisdiction over Alstom executive ‘a bit of a stretch’

August 05, 2014, GIR

The defence team of Lawrence Hoskins, a UK citizen and former Alstom executive who faces FCPA charges, argues the DoJ is wrong to assert jurisdiction by claiming he was an agent of Alstom’s US subsidiary.