Conference coverage

GIR Live: UWOs are “largely symbolic”

Lawyers should watch out for a provision in the UK Criminal Finance Act which allows law enforcement officials to freeze assets held in UK bank accounts, an audience at GIR Live London heard on 26 April.

27 April 2018

GIR Live London - in pictures

Photos from GIR Live London, co-chaired by Elizabeth Robertson at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Stephen Pollard at WilmerHale and held at Allen & Overy on 26 April.

27 April 2018

GIR Live: Enforcement agencies get “overexcited” about oral evidence

London criminal defence lawyers bemoaned enforcement agencies’ obsession with oral accounts to build cases, questioning the reliability of the evidence.

26 April 2018

Reding slams US “doublespeak” on data privacy

The former European Commissioner who proposed the EU’s incoming General Data Protection Regulation has warned that US steps encroaching on privacy threaten to harm efforts to patch up relations with the EU.

29 March 2018

Flexibility in interview strategy is the way forward, SFO official says

A senior official at the SFO has said the authority is not averse to companies conducting interviews with individuals, but that it wants them recorded.

23 March 2018

DOJ and SEC diverging on disgorgement calculations, say lawyers

Lawyers have warned that DOJ and SEC officials are at times taking different positions on the appropriate level of disgorgement.

23 March 2018

GIR Live DC - in pictures

Photos from GIR Live Washington, DC, held at Covington & Burling on 22 March.

23 March 2018

SFO official: Some of the reporting on ENRC “melodramatic”

The SFO case controller who led the authority’s challenge to claims of privilege in ENRC has denied claims that the case undermines litigation privilege, in a keynote speech in which he also praised the authority’s outgoing director, David Green.

22 March 2018

DOJ expanding use of FCPA declination policy principles

The DOJ is applying the principles of the FCPA corporate enforcement policy, which offers companies that self-report misconduct the presumption of a declination, in a wider range of white-collar crime cases, prosecutors said on 1 March.

02 March 2018

David Green: No self-report – no DPA

Speaking in San Diego on Thursday SFO director David Green strongly rejected what he called the “whispers in legal London that the bar for deferred prosecution agreements should be lowered”.

02 March 2018

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