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Irish law commission lays out comprehensive plans for corporate reform

Irish law commission lays out comprehensive plans for corporate reform

November 12, 2018, GIR

GIR takes a look at proposals to overhaul Ireland’s white-collar crime landscape that include introducing DPAs to the country and making it easier for prosecutors to hold companies liable for economic wrongdoing.

ThyssenKrupp retains firm for frustrated bribery investigation

ThyssenKrupp retains firm for frustrated bribery investigation

November 12, 2018, GIR

German engineering company ThyssenKrupp is working with Baker McKenzie to prise information from Israel about bribes the company allegedly paid to win a $2.3 billion submarine contract.

American CEO’s knowledge of bribery scrutinised in Petrobras dispute

American CEO’s knowledge of bribery scrutinised in Petrobras dispute

October 31, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

Whether the former CEO of a Houston-based offshore contractor knew about an alleged scheme to bribe officials at Brazil’s state-owned oil company has been hotly debated in an ongoing contract dispute.

Airbus hires US law firm in bribery probe

Airbus hires US law firm in bribery probe

October 26, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

Facing the first coordinated bribery investigation from US, French and UK authorities, aircraft manufacturer Airbus has called on a third international law firm.

“Business friendly” monitorship memo gives leverage to companies

“Business friendly” monitorship memo gives leverage to companies

October 23, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

The criminal division chief has given companies a greater ability to negotiate monitorships with narrower scopes, lawyers say. Meanwhile, a new requirement for monitorship candidates could create headaches for practitioners.

DOJ’s changing compliance approach is impractical, in-house lawyers say

DOJ’s changing compliance approach is impractical, in-house lawyers say

October 19, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

The absence of a specialist compliance counsel could leave prosecutors ill-equipped to evaluate the remediation efforts of companies ensnared in foreign bribery investigations, in-house lawyers say.

The Lava Jato of Ecuador

The Lava Jato of Ecuador

October 17, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

The US Department of Justice’s prosecution of individuals accused of participating in a bribery scheme at Ecuador’s state-controlled oil company PetroEcuador is just a small part of a sprawling corruption scandal.

Petrobras sovereign immunity claim fostered leniency, lawyers say

Petrobras sovereign immunity claim fostered leniency, lawyers say

October 11, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

The DOJ may have shied away from a more severe deal with Petrobras because of the Brazilian state-owned oil company’s assertion that it should be immune from prosecution, lawyers say.

US judge extends ZTE monitorship to 2022

US judge extends ZTE monitorship to 2022

October 04, 2018, GIR

The Chinese telecommunications company has been disciplined over the same misconduct that led to a settlement with the US Commerce Department in June.

DOJ appoints compliance monitor to oversee Panasonic DPA

DOJ appoints compliance monitor to oversee Panasonic DPA

October 03, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

Following a $280 million foreign bribery settlement with US authorities, the DOJ has chosen the compliance monitor for Panasonic Avionics.