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GIR Live London: the SFO’s current priorities

GIR Live London: the SFO’s current priorities

December 03, 2018, GIR

There’s still time to register for GIR Live London on Thursday 6 December, which will feature a keynote speech from the SFO’s joint head of bribery and corruption.

Tiny fraction of whistleblower reports to FCA started investigations

Tiny fraction of whistleblower reports to FCA started investigations

November 19, 2018, GIR

Whistleblowers sent the UK Financial Conduct Authority over a thousand reports of potential wrongdoing in the past year, but only 1% sparked investigations.

Oman suspends KPMG in latest embarrassment for the auditor

Oman suspends KPMG in latest embarrassment for the auditor

November 16, 2018, GIR

KPMG will cease audit work in Oman for one year after the country’s financial regulator banned the Big Four firm for failing to disclose “major financial and accounting irregularities”.

NCA receives deluge of reports from UK lenders

NCA receives deluge of reports from UK lenders

November 14, 2018, GIR

Financial institutions identified close to one million suspicious transactions over the past year, approximately a third of which warranted reporting to the UK National Crime Agency.

Sir Brian Leveson: I could turn to Attorney General in DPA process

Sir Brian Leveson: I could turn to Attorney General in DPA process

November 13, 2018, GIR

The judge who has presided over all four of the SFO’s DPAs told the House of Lords Bribery Act committee that he would consider asking for the attorney general’s help before granting a resolution if he believes a company has been less than straightforward with the authority.

GIR Live Zurich: resolving cross-border investigations

GIR Live Zurich: resolving cross-border investigations

November 08, 2018, GIR

There’s one week left until GIR Live Zurich, where experts including the head of Finma’s anti-money laundering unit will discuss how to resolve investigations across multiple jurisdictions.

Shipping fuel company under investigation by Manhattan federal prosecutors

Shipping fuel company under investigation by Manhattan federal prosecutors

November 02, 2018, GIR

An audit committee for New York-listed shipping fuel supplier Aegean Marine Petroleum has claimed that up to $300 million of company assets were misappropriated through fraudulent activities, in an investigation that has been reported to US authorities.

Former FSA lawyer joins Ropes & Gray

Former FSA lawyer joins Ropes & Gray

November 01, 2018, GIR

Ropes & Gray’s litigation and enforcement practice in London has hired financial regulatory investigations lawyer Rosemarie Paul.

Dawn raids and privilege discussions at GIR Live Frankfurt

Dawn raids and privilege discussions at GIR Live Frankfurt

October 30, 2018, GIR

There’s one week left until GIR Live Frankfurt, where investigations practitioners will discuss the implications of the Jones Day raid in on Germany’s internal investigations landscape and more.

GIR Awards - in pictures

GIR Awards - in pictures

October 29, 2018, GIR

A selection of photos from GIR’s fourth-annual award ceremony on 26 October, held at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. The profits from the event will support the Swawou Layout Girl’s School in Kenema, Sierra Leone.