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European court boosts double jeopardy protection

European court boosts double jeopardy protection

July 18, 2014, GIR

The European Court of Human Rights has confirmed that defendants are immune from criminal proceedings once regulators have imposed administrative penalties for the same misconduct, in a case which could have repercussions across Europe.

Credit Suisse to pass 1,000 employee names to US

Credit Suisse to pass 1,000 employee names to US

July 16, 2014, GIR

Swiss bank Credit Suisse is preparing to send the names of over 1,000 employees to US authorities to comply with the terms of its recent plea agreement with the DoJ.

Canada introduces debarment ‘by the back door’

Canada introduces debarment ‘by the back door’

July 15, 2014, GIR

New procurement rules will prevent companies whose foreign affiliates have been convicted of crimes, including foreign bribery and fraud, from bidding for most Canadian federal contracts.

GIR launches the Enforcement Scorecard

GIR launches the Enforcement Scorecard

July 09, 2014, GIR

GIR is proud to present the Enforcement Scorecard, a comprehensive guide to the world’s 50 largest corporate enforcement actions and the counsel who guided companies through them.

Brazil’s CGU checks potential impact of penalties on Petrobras

Brazil’s CGU checks potential impact of penalties on Petrobras

July 09, 2014, GIR

Brazilian state-owned oil company Petrobras said it could lose up to US$15 billion if contracts with Dutch oil-platform services company SBM Offshore are suspended, in response to a query by the country’s main anti-corruption enforcer.

Dutch double sentences for money laundering and bribery

Dutch double sentences for money laundering and bribery

July 04, 2014, GIR

The Netherlands has approved plans to introduce larger penalties for corruption and money laundering offences for both companies and individuals.

DC appeals court: internal investigation privilege stands

DC appeals court: internal investigation privilege stands

July 01, 2014, GIR

A DC court has quashed a decision that had the potential to severely limit the scope of attorney-client privilege in internal investigations.

Nicola Bonucci: Under-enforcement, double jeopardy and emerging markets

Nicola Bonucci: Under-enforcement, double jeopardy and emerging markets

July 01, 2014, GIR

GIR editorial board member Nicola Bonucci is general counsel at the Organisation for Economic Coordination and Development. David Vascott met him at the OECD’s headquarters in Paris.

Dark pool lawsuit highlights the limits of compliance

Dark pool lawsuit highlights the limits of compliance

June 30, 2014, GIR

New York’s attorney general is suing Barclays for defrauding clients who used its dark pool, citing internal emails that suggest high-level awareness of the alleged misconduct.

The hacking trial verdict’s impact on corporate criminal liability

The hacking trial verdict’s impact on corporate criminal liability

June 27, 2014, GIR

Rebekah Brooks’ acquittal this week reduces the avenues available to UK authorities should they want to pursue corporate criminal liability bribery charges against newspaper publisher News UK, which is part of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire.