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.
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”.
June 28, 2018, GIR
GIR is pleased to announce the 2018 Women in Investigations survey, which highlights 100 female practitioners from across the globe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.