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Carlos Ghosn takes aim at prosecutors and Nissan's lawyers

Carlos Ghosn takes aim at prosecutors and Nissan's lawyers

January 08, 2020, GIR

Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn has accused Latham & Watkins of colluding with Japanese prosecutors at his first public appearance since becoming an international fugitive.

Senior managers make up 4% of FCA’s investigations into individuals

Senior managers make up 4% of FCA’s investigations into individuals

January 06, 2020, GIR

The UK’s financial regulatory body is investigating a “huge” number of individuals for alleged misconduct but only a small fraction of cases focus on senior executives.

Criminal Division changes monitor diversity language, sparking criticism

Criminal Division changes monitor diversity language, sparking criticism

December 18, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The criminal division toned down diversity language previously included in monitorship agreements, prompting white-collar lawyers to voice concern.

Namibian bribery scandal far bigger than leaked emails suggest, says whistleblower

Namibian bribery scandal far bigger than leaked emails suggest, says whistleblower

December 18, 2019, GIR

The man who blew the whistle on alleged corruption at Iceland’s biggest fisheries company has said that bribery payments may have doubled after he left the organisation.

Veon’s compliance chief on monitorship challenges

Veon’s compliance chief on monitorship challenges

December 02, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

Veon’s chief compliance officer talks to GIR about how the telecoms company successfully completed its three-year foreign bribery monitorship.

Inside the Hoskins trial and the battle over ‘agency’

Inside the Hoskins trial and the battle over ‘agency’

November 27, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

After the DOJ secured a monumental win in its case against Lawrence Hoskins, GIR unspools how both sides wrangled at trial over a term the defence believed to be its silver bullet.

CGU boosts international profile amid MPF controversy

CGU boosts international profile amid MPF controversy

November 21, 2019, GIR

With its active enforcement and untarnished reputation, Brazil’s CGU may now be the first port of call for foreign authorities investigating Brazilian companies.

Former prosecutor: US charges against Unaoil brothers may damage SFO morale

Former prosecutor: US charges against Unaoil brothers may damage SFO morale

November 01, 2019, GIR

A former SFO lawyer has said the DOJ’s bribery charges against Unaoil’s two most senior executives show the UK must ask itself if it wants to become a “subservient jurisdiction” to the US.

Fresenius monitor selection adds to evidence of changing attitudes

Fresenius monitor selection adds to evidence of changing attitudes

October 31, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

A WilmerHale partner is serving as the monitor for German dialysis maker Fresenius following the company’s FCPA settlement earlier this year. The pick is one of several recent appointments that suggest efforts are being made to address an apparent bias in monitor selections.

DOJ could see rise in inability-to-pay claims

DOJ could see rise in inability-to-pay claims

October 24, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

New guidance on how the DOJ approaches companies’ inability-to-pay claims coupled with a rise in multilateral enforcement actions could lead to more businesses arguing that they are too poor to pay proposed fines.