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Behind Danske Bank’s recruitment drive to revamp its compliance

Behind Danske Bank’s recruitment drive to revamp its compliance

September 15, 2020, GIR

Philippe Vollot, Danske Bank’s chief compliance officer, spoke to GIR about his “obsession” with bringing in a new wave of experts to overhaul the bank’s compliance culture in the wake of a huge money laundering scandal.

GIR’s In-House Investigator Series: Sébastien Bergier at Roche

GIR’s In-House Investigator Series: Sébastien Bergier at Roche

July 31, 2020, GIR

The director of internal investigations at life sciences company Roche gives an overview of the company’s investigations function and the challenges that arise in internal reporting and working with external lawyers.

An interview with Airbus GC John Harrison

An interview with Airbus GC John Harrison

May 20, 2020, GIR

In an exclusive interview with GIR, the Airbus GC provides a behind-the-scenes look at the process to agree the largest foreign bribery resolution to date, discusses his considerations around self-reporting, presents further detail on the individual hired to oversee the company’s consent agreement with the State Department, and more.

Senior Peru prosecutor: coronavirus shouldn’t get corruption suspects out of pre-trial detention

Senior Peru prosecutor: coronavirus shouldn’t get corruption suspects out of pre-trial detention

May 06, 2020, GIR

The senior Peruvian prosecutor addressed the immediate challenges that the coronavirus has presented for the country’s justice system, Peru’s progress in Odebrecht-linked investigations, and what the country can learn from Brazil to improve anti-corruption enforcement.

EU anti-fraud chief: member states need to prosecute more

EU anti-fraud chief: member states need to prosecute more

April 21, 2020, GIR

The head of the EU’s anti-fraud watchdog spoke to GIR about the inner workings of the agency, the challenges it faces and its future with the nascent European Public Prosecutor’s Office.

Dutch sanctions probe into Crimea bridge project nears end

Dutch sanctions probe into Crimea bridge project nears end

April 17, 2020, JUST SANCTIONS

The Netherlands’ lead sanctions prosecutor spoke to GIR about its major investigation, the uptick in enforcement and how her team wants to work with the private sector.

GIR’s In-House Investigator Series: Jill Mason at Orthofix

GIR’s In-House Investigator Series: Jill Mason at Orthofix

April 09, 2020, GIR

Medical device company Orthofix’s chief compliance officer Jill Mason has seen the company through a Justice Department DPA, an SEC enforcement action and related monitorship, and a five-year corporate integrity agreement with the Office of the Inspector General. With the final resolution of these matters squarely in the company’s past, she explains how Orthofix evolved and why having an independent consultant was a great experience for Orthofix.

DOJ official: Private-sector tip-offs fuelling economic espionage cases

DOJ official: Private-sector tip-offs fuelling economic espionage cases

April 03, 2020, JUST SANCTIONS

The Justice Department’s counterintelligence chief has said the pursuit of economic espionage has been greatly aided by cooperation from the US private sector.

France readying charges against individuals in Airbus bribery probe

France readying charges against individuals in Airbus bribery probe

March 04, 2020, GIR

“This is part of our policy here at the PNF: that companies are not the only ones that are accountable for corrupt practices, but individuals are also accountable for the conduct,” a senior French prosecutor told GIR in an interview.

Olivier Catherine on Sapin II, AFA audits and the French paradox

Olivier Catherine on Sapin II, AFA audits and the French paradox

December 09, 2019, GIR

The Paris-based group general counsel at French electrical parts distributor Sonepar – the first company to have successfully completed an audit by France’s anti-corruption agency, AFA – speaks to GIR about his company’s approach to investigations and his thoughts on the local enforcement landscape.