Conference coverage

Austrac reaps rewards of tough enforcement approach

The head of Australia’s anti-money laundering agency has seen widespread compliance improvements after bringing tough enforcement actions against some of the country’s biggest lenders.

23 June 2022

Lawyers bewildered by disparities in Russia sanctions regimes

Differences between Russia sanctions regimes in the EU, the UK and the US mean lawyers are sometimes struggling to answer their clients’ simplest questions.

17 June 2022

Lisa Monaco: “Sanctions should be at the forefront” of corporate compliance programmes

Sanctions should “be at the forefront” of corporate compliance programmes, the US deputy attorney general said in the keynote speech at GIR Live: Women in Investigations on Thursday, adding that an expanding number of industries can be affected by the problem and that a proactive approach could save companies money.

16 June 2022

Brazil scales down corruption task forces after Car Wash criticism

Brazillian prosecutors are moving away from large-scale corruption investigations to smaller and more focused task forces, a Brazilian lawyer told audience members at GIR Live: Women in Investigations on Thursday.

16 June 2022

Ukrainian anti-corruption agency on war footing

Ukraine’s National Agency on Corruption Prevention has shifted its focus to confiscating the assets of pro-Kremlin businesses and oligarchs following the Russian invasion, an official has revealed.

15 June 2022

FCPA chief clarifies compliance certification efforts

A new Department of Justice effort to get chief compliance officers and chief executives to sign off on compliance programmes as part of corporate resolutions is “not meant to be a gotcha game,” a senior DOJ official said on Tuesday.

14 June 2022

French officials reveal pain of gathering evidence abroad

France’s financial crimes prosecutor is struggling to obtain evidence from certain overseas jurisdictions, despite the agency’s efforts to improve cooperation with foreign prosecutors.

14 June 2022

SEC enforcement head calls out defence counsel

In a pointed speech, Gurbir Grewal said the defence bar has moved on to “more subtle behaviours” that can frustrate and delay its investigations.

13 May 2022

Watch GIR Live: DC

GIR subscribers can now view the entire GIR Live: Washington, DC conference, online. The event, held at Paul Hastings on 7 April, was co-chaired by Nicolas Bourtin of Sullivan & Cromwell and Amy Jeffress of Arnold & Porter.

06 May 2022

UK anti-corruption expert: “efforts to combat economic crime are in disarray”

Susan Hawley of anti-corruption NGO Spotlight on Corruption called for reforms to address the enforcement crisis, including large budget increases and a public inquiry.

27 April 2022

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