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“More regulation” needed to stop lawyers from being professional enablers

A UK anti-corruption expert has suggested lawyers should be limited from putting client interests over moral concerns through stricter rules and harsher penalties for non-compliance.

06 December 2022

SFO head of policy: failure to prevent bribery offence a “humongous success”

Speaking at a GIR conference on Thursday, Chloe Wootton hailed the agency’s triumphs in prosecuting companies for breaches of section 7 of the Bribery Act while making a case for a failure to prevent fraud offence.

05 December 2022

Airbus export control head: diversion of parts to Russia is company’s “biggest worry”

Speaking at a GIR Live conference in London on Thursday, Lesley Davey outlined the company’s response to sanctions on Russia following the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

01 December 2022

Lisa Osofsky: non-cooperating companies won’t get DPAs

The head of the UK’s anti-fraud office said at a conference in New York that the agency considers prosecution as the only option for companies that fail to engage during an investigation, singling out Petrofac and GPT as recent examples.

29 November 2022

GIR Live: US sanctions compliance needs to take a global perspective

Panellists at GIR’s recent sanctions and anti-money laundering conference delved into the challenges presented by various sanctions regimes and discussed how and why companies seem more willing to do business in Ukraine since Russia’s invasion.

24 November 2022

GIR Live: OFAC reviewing enforcement guidelines

The associate director of compliance and enforcement at the US Treasury Department’s office of foreign assets control said that his office is seeking public input on potential changes to enforcement guidelines from 2009.

22 November 2022

DOJ prosecutor hails “truly remarkable” relationship with Brazilian authorities

A senior US foreign bribery prosecutor has said the exemplary cooperation with Brazilian anti-corruption authorities provides a model for other countries wishing to collaborate with the Justice Department.

26 October 2022

Embraer GC: compliance procedures are protecting the business

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The top lawyer at Brazilian plane maker Embraer described how its compliance controls protected the company after planned sales to a troubled airline fell through.

25 October 2022

Brazil boosts focus on corruption beyond its borders

A Brazilian federal anti-corruption agency is growing its focus on bribery that occurs outside of the country but involves Brazilian companies or public officials.

20 October 2022

GIR Awards 2022: Investigations Consultancy of the Year

GIR unveils the final shortlist for its eighth annual awards ceremony, to be held in Washington, DC, on 17 November.

11 October 2022

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