Conference coverage

GIR Live: In-house counsel have a target on their back

Featured in In-house

Lawyers say that the increased focus of UK enforcement agencies on individuals means that in-house counsel and compliance officers are more often in the crosshairs of investigations.

06 November 2017

Brazilian prosecutor: “We are part of the problem”

Speaking in São Paulo on 1 November, senior Brazilian prosecutor Vladimir Aras addressed the difficulty of coordinating with national counterparts when negotiating leniency deals and the need for legal reform.

02 November 2017

SFO to enforce foreign angle of failure to prevent tax evasion

The UK Serious Fraud Office director David Green has been active on the London conference circuit this week, appearing at a Trace International conference on 2 November after speaking at GIR Live London on 31 October.

02 November 2017

SFO director: We don't do guidance

David Green told GIR Live London that, unlike US enforcement agencies, the SFO won’t issue guidance on how to self-report – despite the agency's dim view of internal investigations.

01 November 2017

GIR Live: Prosecutors worldwide are getting to know each other

International organisations have helped prosecutors build relationships with each other to make investigations more efficient.

30 October 2017

GIR Live: Brazilian prosecutor says WhatsApp chat group drove investigation forward

Featured in Investigator's Guide to Brazil

A Brazilian federal prosecutor says informal communications between enforcers around the world led to essential discoveries in the Rio Olympics bribery investigation.

27 October 2017

GIR Live: China’s WeChat obsession frustrates lawyers

Lawyers say the use of social media for business in China creates a significant hurdle when conducting internal investigations.

20 October 2017

DOJ has a “lifetime’s worth” of tax evasion leads in Hong Kong

Hong Kong lawyers say they are still dealing with a multitude of US tax evasion investigations that sprung from settlements signed by 76 Swiss banks in 2013.

18 October 2017

Ex-DOJ prosecutor: companies should fight for privilege

Former FCPA Unit assistant chief Jason Jones says that companies should fight harder to protect privileged information from US authorities that has been compelled in other jurisdictions.

11 October 2017

Telia used DOJ guidelines to avoid compliance monitor

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The former chief ethics and compliance counsel of Swedish telecoms company Telia has revealed details of the compliance programme that helped the company avoid the imposition of an independent monitor in its recent US$965 million trilateral settlement.

10 October 2017

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