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World Bank sees spike in whistleblower complaints

World Bank sees spike in whistleblower complaints

October 18, 2018, GIR

More individuals from inside governments and companies are reporting fraud and corruption to the World Bank, including those who personally took part in the alleged misconduct.

SFO announces further charges in Güralp Systems Limited investigation

SFO announces further charges in Güralp Systems Limited investigation

September 28, 2018, GIR

The UK Serious Fraud Office has charged engineering company GSL’s former head of sales with conspiring to bribe a Korean official.

GIR Awards 2018 – Most Important Court Case of the Year

GIR Awards 2018 – Most Important Court Case of the Year

September 21, 2018, GIR

GIR reveals the shortlist for the Most Important Court Case of the Year category. The awards ceremony is held on 25 October in Washington, DC, in aid of the Swawou Layout School in Sierra Leone.

Introducing Global Data Review

Introducing Global Data Review

September 10, 2018, GIR

Global Investigations Review’s publisher Law Business Research has launched Global Data Review.

Overseas Production Orders – data access made too easy?

Overseas Production Orders – data access made too easy?

August 31, 2018, GIR

The Crime (Overseas Production Order) Bill which is due to be reviewed by the House of Lords soon may be well-intentioned, but it needs greater privacy safeguards, criminal litigation partner Rebecca Niblock at Kingsley Napley argues.

Examiner finds Indian jeweller’s US entities participated in alleged fraud

Examiner finds Indian jeweller’s US entities participated in alleged fraud

August 29, 2018, GIR

A New York court-appointed special examiner has found that three US jewellery companies in Chapter 11 proceedings are “highly likely” to have participated in an alleged $2 billion bank fraud carried out between the US and India.

Citigroup resolves two SEC enforcement actions

Citigroup resolves two SEC enforcement actions

August 16, 2018, GIR

Citigroup’s penalty resolves books and records charges tied to its uncovering of $400 million of bad loans given to oil services firm Oceanografía by the bank’s Mexican unit, Banamex.

GIR Awards: nominations deadline extended

GIR Awards: nominations deadline extended

August 14, 2018, GIR

GIR has extended the deadline for nominations by one week for its fourth annual awards ceremony, which will be held on 25 October at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.

Ireland’s new trade secrets regulation to temper whistleblower protection

Ireland’s new trade secrets regulation to temper whistleblower protection

July 09, 2018, GIR

Ireland has amended its whistleblower protection laws to comply with an EU directive on trade secrets.

Jones Day raid legal, Germany’s highest court says

Jones Day raid legal, Germany’s highest court says

July 06, 2018, GIR

Munich prosecutors have been given the green light to examine documents seized from Jones Day as part of an investigation into the Volkswagen emissions scandal.