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Deals at heart of SFO’s Barclays case were “commonplace”

Deals at heart of SFO’s Barclays case were “commonplace”

February 19, 2019, GIR

The former chairman of Barclays bank said on Tuesday that he was aware of a contentious advisory service agreement between the bank and Qatari investors and that it aligned with the bank’s ambitions to develop closer strategic relationships with the Middle East.

Australia ushers in whistleblower reforms

Australia ushers in whistleblower reforms

February 19, 2019, GIR

Australia’s parliament has passed a long-awaited bill that beefs up whistleblower protections at a time when cracking down on corporate misconduct is squarely in the public mindset.

GIR opens nominations for 2019 in-house investigators survey

GIR opens nominations for 2019 in-house investigators survey

February 08, 2019, GIR

GIR is looking for nominations for our upcoming Inside In-House special, which will celebrate the unsung heroes helping companies prevail over highly-complex compliance and cross-border investigations hurdles.

Two convicted in Cryptometrics foreign bribery case

Two convicted in Cryptometrics foreign bribery case

February 05, 2019, GIR

A Canadian court has convicted UK national Shailesh Govindia and US national Robert Barra in connection with a failed scheme to bribe Air India officials.

Deloitte receives maximum fine in Malaysia over 1MDB-linked audits

Deloitte receives maximum fine in Malaysia over 1MDB-linked audits

January 30, 2019, GIR

Malaysia’s corporate regulator has fined Deloitte $535,612 for deficiencies in audits of two companies owned by the sovereign wealth fund at the centre of a $10 billion embezzlement scandal.

GIR Practitioner’s Guide launch party – in pictures

GIR Practitioner’s Guide launch party – in pictures

January 24, 2019, GIR

GIR celebrated the third edition of The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations with a launch party at the British Library on 23 January.

US authorities find familiar names behind SEC hack

US authorities find familiar names behind SEC hack

January 16, 2019, GIR

US authorities have blamed a 2016 breach of the SEC’s corporate announcement database on a hacking duo responsible for several similar attacks in recent years.

People News: Movers and new partners in 2019

People News: Movers and new partners in 2019

January 04, 2019, GIR

In the latest people news round-up, a former congressman and his senior staff join Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough and the Manhattan US attorney’s office picks a new criminal division chief.

News developments over the holiday season

News developments over the holiday season

January 02, 2019, GIR

Happy New Year from the team at GIR! A round up of news developments from the past two weeks, including enforcement actions against JPMorgan Chase and Total.

GIR's festive 40: top stories from 2018

GIR's festive 40: top stories from 2018

December 20, 2018, GIR

Seasons greetings from the team at GIR! We are taking a break over the holidays and will be back in action on 2 January. Until then, we’ve compiled a list of 40 of the biggest stories from the last year, some of which will continue to have lasting implications for the investigations world.