Conference coverage

SFO refuses to issue Bribery Act compliance guidance

Lawyers at GIR Live in London lamented the lack of guidance from the SFO on the Bribery Act, seven years after the legislation came into force.

10 December 2018

Waiving privilege shows willingness to cooperate, SFO official says

The SFO’s joint head of bribery and corruption said that companies that want to receive cooperation credit should strongly consider waiving privilege over factual accounts.

06 December 2018

GIR Live Zurich: Cross-border investigations and witness interviews

Lawyers at GIR’s inaugural conference in Zurich discussed the common pitfalls in conducting internal investigations, such as failing to secure evidence at the start of a probe.

23 November 2018

GIR Live Zurich: Swiss Attorney General calls for DPAs

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Michael Lauber said DPAs are the best tool to tackle economic crimes cases instead of a controversial settlement tool used by Geneva prosecutors, which his office stopped using years ago.

21 November 2018

Lisa Osofsky: “Tell us something we don’t know”

The director of the UK SFO has said that the authority is exploring whether to provide companies with guidance on what cooperation actually means in a keynote speech in which she also highlighted what companies must do to obtain a DPA.

08 November 2018

GIR Live Frankfurt: In-house counsel stuck between a rock and a hard place

Panellists said that the Jones Day ruling can result in in-house counsel being treated as an extension of the long hand of the law, and can cause lower quality internal investigations.

07 November 2018

Hong Kong’s financial regulator diverts attention from banks

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Banks’ fear of Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission has faded over recent years as the authority has shifted its focus away from financial institutions, according to a former SFC executive director of enforcement.

02 November 2018

GIR Live DC: GDPR has US lawyers scratching their heads

The EU’s GDPR has created challenges for in-house and external counsel when deciding when and how to disclose potential wrongdoing to US authorities, an audience at a conference on 25 October heard.

01 November 2018

1MBD case could breed a “hydra” of investigations

Investigations stemming from billions of dollars allegedly stolen from Malaysia’s development fund 1MDB could consume authorities in Asia, the UK, US and the Middle East for years to come, lawyers predict.

30 October 2018

DOJ bank integrity unit chief: Tips are invaluable

The chief of the DOJ’s bank integrity unit has urged companies and financial institutions to consider calling the authority as soon as they discover evidence of potential wrongdoing.

29 October 2018

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