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People News: Dutch ex-government investigator launches compliance shop

People News: Dutch ex-government investigator launches compliance shop

September 22, 2020, GIR

In the latest people news roundup, a former project leader at a Dutch financial crime agency who took part in investigations into SBM Offshore, ING, and more has set up a new compliance business and Zurich Insurance Group appoints a new general counsel.

GIR launches the Guide to Sanctions

GIR launches the Guide to Sanctions

September 18, 2020, GIR

“There are books on anti-money laundering, there are books on bribery and corruption but there’s nothing like this for sanctions,” said Paul Feldberg at Jenner & Block, one of the guide's editors. “Sanctions is one of those areas that’s a complete mystery to some people and it doesn’t have to be.”

SFO approves G4S reviewer

SFO approves G4S reviewer

September 14, 2020, GIR

G4S’s compliance with a UK DPA to resolve fraud linked to prison monitoring contracts will be overseen by the Big Four firm that audited the company at the time of the misconduct.

GIR Awards 2020: Boutique or Regional Investigations Practice of the Year

GIR Awards 2020: Boutique or Regional Investigations Practice of the Year

September 09, 2020, GIR

GIR unveils the boutique or regional investigations practices that are in the running for an award for their performance over the past year. The GIR Awards will be held virtually on 22 October due to the covid-19 pandemic.

GIR Awards 2020: Investigations Consultancy of the Year and Outstanding In-House Counsel

GIR Awards 2020: Investigations Consultancy of the Year and Outstanding In-House Counsel

September 07, 2020, GIR

GIR unveils the investigations consultancies and in-house counsel that are in the running for an award for their performance over the past year. The GIR Awards will be held virtually on 22 October due to the covid-19 pandemic.

Nigeria can plead fraud case against arbitration award

Nigeria can plead fraud case against arbitration award

September 07, 2020, GIR

The Commercial Court in London has ruled that Nigeria can pursue a late challenge to a $10 billion arbitration award over a failed gas project, ruling there is a “strong prima facie case” that it was tainted by corruption, perjury and dishonest conduct.

GIR Awards 2020 nominees: Enforcement Agency or Prosecutor of the Year and Emerging Enforcer of the Year

GIR Awards 2020 nominees: Enforcement Agency or Prosecutor of the Year and Emerging Enforcer of the Year

September 04, 2020, GIR

GIR unveils the enforcement agencies that are in the running for an award for their performance over the past year. The GIR Awards will be held virtually on 22 October due to the covid-19 pandemic.

GIR Awards nominees: Most Important Court Case of the Year and Most Important Development

GIR Awards nominees: Most Important Court Case of the Year and Most Important Development

September 03, 2020, GIR

GIR unveils the shortlists for two more categories for its sixth annual awards ceremony, which this year will be held virtually on 22 October due to the covid-19 pandemic.

GIR Awards nominees: Most Impressive Investigations Practice of the Year

GIR Awards nominees: Most Impressive Investigations Practice of the Year

September 02, 2020, GIR

Over the coming days GIR will reveal the shortlists for its sixth annual awards ceremony, which will be held virtually on 22 October due to the covid-19 pandemic.

Capital One data breach fine signals cloud scrutiny

Capital One data breach fine signals cloud scrutiny

August 10, 2020, GIR

A US banking regulator has fined Capital One $80 million over problems with its cloud computing security processes that led to a massive data breach.