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Freshfields survey: whistleblowing on the rise despite employees' reputation concerns

Freshfields survey: whistleblowing on the rise despite employees' reputation concerns

November 09, 2017, GIR

Whistleblowing has become more acceptable in the US, Asia and Europe, although many workers are still keeping quiet out of concern for the damage they may do to their careers, a survey has suggested.

ZwillGen hires Hogan Lovells cyber specialist

ZwillGen hires Hogan Lovells cyber specialist

November 06, 2017, GIR

Boutique law firm ZwillGen has hired former US Department of Homeland Security official Allison Bender from Hogan Lovells.

Caldwell: Cyberattacks “kept me up at night”

Caldwell: Cyberattacks “kept me up at night”

November 03, 2017, GIR

Leslie Caldwell, former assistant attorney general of the DOJ’s criminal division, has warned that the department is still in reactive mode in its approach to cyber criminality.

Brazilian leniency deals have evolved but uncertainty remains, say lawyers

Brazilian leniency deals have evolved but uncertainty remains, say lawyers

November 02, 2017, GIR

A lack of coordination between national authorities continues to pose a hurdle for companies looking to negotiate a leniency deal under Brazil’s Clean Company Act, lawyers said during a GIR event in São Paulo.

GIR Live: SFO chief “entirely relaxed” about Home Office audit

GIR Live: SFO chief “entirely relaxed” about Home Office audit

November 01, 2017, GIR

The director of the Serious Fraud Office David Green says he isn’t worried about the results of a forthcoming audit conducted by the Home Office reviewing the work of UK agencies that combat economic crime.

David Green on section 2 judicial review: “Bring it on”

David Green on section 2 judicial review: “Bring it on”

October 31, 2017, GIR

The SFO’s director told GIR Live London that he welcomes litigation over whether his agency can demand information and documentation held overseas.

GIR Awards – in pictures

GIR Awards – in pictures

October 27, 2017, GIR

A selection of photos from GIR’s third-annual award ceremony, held on Thursday 26 October at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, DC, in aid of Swawou Layout Girl’s School in Kenema, Sierra Leone.

FCPA docket: ISO criticisms, a new DOJ memo, and Walmart talks compliance

FCPA docket: ISO criticisms, a new DOJ memo, and Walmart talks compliance

October 24, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

In today’s news round-up, the DOJ’s former compliance consultant criticises the ISO global anti-corruption bribery standard and the Justice Department limits the use of gag orders on US internet service providers.

Rolls-Royce DPA lawyer acting in Milan prosecution of ex-Shell boss

Rolls-Royce DPA lawyer acting in Milan prosecution of ex-Shell boss

October 23, 2017, GIR

One of the lawyers who helped guide Rolls-Royce through its recent deferred prosecution agreement is representing a former Royal Dutch Shell senior executive facing corruption charges in Italy.

Rio Tinto hit with US fraud charges

Rio Tinto hit with US fraud charges

October 18, 2017, GIR

Australian-British miner Rio Tinto has been fined by UK authorities and charged with fraud in the US after overstating the value of assets it owned in Mozambique.