Conference coverage

Canada’s whistleblower protections improved by threat of prosecution for retaliators

Canada’s ability to prosecute those within the private sector who retaliate against whistleblowers has provided a significant incentive for company executives to protect individuals who report possible misconduct, a Canadian lawyer said at GIR’s Women in Investigations conference.

16 November 2020

Former US prosecutor: suspicious activity reports are “tremendously useful”

A former New Jersey anti-money laundering chief said at GIR's Women in Investigations conference that suspicious activity reports frequently help law enforcement catch criminals, even if banks never receive credit for tipping off investigators.

13 November 2020

GIR Live: Europe’s emerging enforcers and the post-Brexit investigations landscape

The rise in activity by prosecutors around Europe, the role of a company’s culture in investigations, and cross-border cooperation now that the UK has left the EU will be top of the agenda at GIR Live: London on 2 April.

18 February 2020

GIR Live winter – in pictures

Pictures from GIR Live London held at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton on 3 December.

06 December 2019

FCA official: Data AI not a panacea in investigations

Despite advancements in technology, the human mind remains the best tool to use in criminal investigations, according to an FCA director.

04 December 2019

GIR Live London: corporations get lost between jurisdictions when assisting authorities

Lawyers have bemoaned a lack of guidance for corporations cooperating with multi-jurisdictional investigations and suggested authorities agree a consistent approach to make things clearer.

04 December 2019

GIR Live London: SFO investigators sit in on French prosecutor’s interviews

The SFO has been “piggybacking” on investigations headed by France’s financial crimes prosecutor, according to a speaker at GIR Live London.

03 December 2019

GIR Live Zurich: #MeToo highlights need for strong whistleblower protections

Lawyers tasked with investigating allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace have said stronger internal whistleblowing policies will ensure employees do not feel forced to go to the media.

02 December 2019

GIR Live Zurich - in pictures

Pictures from GIR Live Zurich on 26 November 2019.

28 November 2019

GIR Live Frankfurt: EU seven years behind US on cybersecurity

Featured in Investigator's Guide to Germany

While Europe has traditionally been the bastion of privacy rights it is still trailing behind the US in cybersecurity, a former DOJ deputy assistant attorney general has said.

14 November 2019

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