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ENRC appeal: ex-employees aren’t covered by privilege, SFO says

ENRC appeal: ex-employees aren’t covered by privilege, SFO says

July 05, 2018, GIR

A barrister acting for the SFO has warned that “the careful balance of public interests struck by English law” in relation to legal professional privilege will be completely undermined if the Court of Appeal adopts mining company ENRC’s wide interpretation of the principle.

ENRC decision “plain wrong”, Court of Appeal hears

ENRC decision “plain wrong”, Court of Appeal hears

July 03, 2018, GIR

ENRC’s counsel has argued that a May 2017 decision that saw the mining company ordered to hand over large swathes of documents to the UK SFO “unduly confines litigation privilege to impermissibly narrow grounds”.

GIR introduces Women in Investigations 2018

GIR introduces Women in Investigations 2018

June 28, 2018, GIR

GIR is pleased to announce the 2018 Women in Investigations survey, which highlights 100 female practitioners from across the globe.

Audi CEO arrest “unusual”, German lawyers say

Audi CEO arrest “unusual”, German lawyers say

June 20, 2018, GIR

The CEO of Volkswagen-owned Audi has agreed to testify in the ongoing Munich investigation into the emissions scandal following his “astonishing” arrest on 18 June.

FTC loses LabMD data security appeal

FTC loses LabMD data security appeal

June 13, 2018, GIR

A US federal appeal court has thrown out a Federal Trade Commission measure ordering cancer diagnostic tester LabMD to overhaul its cybersecurity programme, potentially challenging the FTC’s practice in cybersecurity cases.

GIR launches the 2018 Due Process Guide

GIR launches the 2018 Due Process Guide

June 11, 2018, GIR

Germany’s Public Prosecutor’s Office kept its top A grade in this year’s Due Process Guide, while last year’s joint top scorer, Hong Kong’s SFC, was marked down after lawyers criticised the agency for its overly aggressive stance to legal privilege.

FRC launches formal complaint against Autonomy auditors

FRC launches formal complaint against Autonomy auditors

May 31, 2018, GIR

The UK Financial Reporting Council has initiated formal disciplinary action against two Deloitte auditors and two former executives at Autonomy in connection with an investigation into the company’s financial reports ahead of its sale to HP in 2011.

CPS costs in first-ever contested section 7 prosecution revealed

CPS costs in first-ever contested section 7 prosecution revealed

May 24, 2018, GIR

The Crown Prosecution Service has revealed how much it spent to bring a case against dormant British office interior design company Skansen Interior Limited over a £6 million bribery scheme, following a GIR Freedom of Information request.

“I don’t feel good about it,” DOJ official says of Flotron trial loss

“I don’t feel good about it,” DOJ official says of Flotron trial loss

May 11, 2018, GIR

Sandra Moser, a senior fraud section official in the DOJ's criminal division, discussed the implications of a recent trial defeat for the department in a spoofing case.

Update: DOJ settlement ends last major US mortgage-backed securities investigation into RBS

Update: DOJ settlement ends last major US mortgage-backed securities investigation into RBS

May 10, 2018, GIR

Lawyers from WilmerHale and Davis Polk helped the Royal Bank of Scotland enter into an agreement in principle to pay $4.9 billion to settle DOJ allegations that it mis-sold mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis.