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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.

Danske Bank aims to lead the Nordics’ fight against financial crime

Danske Bank aims to lead the Nordics’ fight against financial crime

September 25, 2019, GIR

Satnam Lehal, Danske Bank's head of financial crime compliance, spoke to GIR in an interview about the bank's response to one of the world's largest money laundering scandals.

Glenn Leon: “We view the engagement with our outside counsel as a partnership”

Glenn Leon: “We view the engagement with our outside counsel as a partnership”

July 11, 2019, GIR

Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s chief ethics and compliance officer – and former federal prosecutor – Glenn Leon explains the situations in which he would rely on outside counsel, why he stocked his team with other former law enforcement officials, and how HP keeps tabs on internal compliance reports from across the globe.

Michael Sevi: “We hire lawyers who understand our industry”

Michael Sevi: “We hire lawyers who understand our industry”

June 24, 2019, GIR

Michael Sevi, the group deputy chief compliance officer at Marsh & McLennan, tells GIR how the company tackles investigations, his expectations for external counsel and how he encourages speaking up.

Catherine Razzano: “Don’t let perfection get in the way of progress”

Catherine Razzano: “Don’t let perfection get in the way of progress”

May 14, 2019, GIR

The VP and chief ethics and compliance officer at Panasonic Avionics Corporation talks to GIR about the advice she’d have given herself ahead of her current role and about the company’s approach to internal investigations.

An interview with Anne Riley

An interview with Anne Riley

February 13, 2019, GIR

The head of Shell’s global antitrust team, Anne Riley, will step down at the end of February after 35 years as a practising lawyer. She spoke to GIR’s sister publication Global Competition Review about the relentless march of technology and the legacy she will leave behind at Shell.

An interview with Jason Cofield

An interview with Jason Cofield

December 18, 2018, GIR

Former prosecutor Jason Cofield is director of compliance investigations at Fresenius Medical Care North America. He tells GIR about how the German-owned medical supplies company approaches whistleblowing and internal investigations.

John Gibson: “We may be obliged to challenge overly ambitious privilege claims”

John Gibson: “We may be obliged to challenge overly ambitious privilege claims”

April 24, 2018, GIR

SFO case controller John Gibson, who led the authority’s high-profile privilege challenge against mining company ENRC, speaks to GIR about whether the decision had a chilling effect on internal investigations, the importance of international cooperation and the need to think about how to present complex financial cases to juries.

Adam Hickey: work with us on cybercrime

Adam Hickey: work with us on cybercrime

October 26, 2017, GIR

Adam Hickey, the deputy assistant attorney general at the US Department of Justice’s national security division, talks to GIR about the DOJ’s cybersecurity priorities under Donald Trump and how companies should handle cyberattacks