Conference coverage

GIR Live DC: the SFO’s future after Green

A senior prosecutor at the UK's Serious Fraud Office, who is currently working on the authority’s high-profile case against mining company ENRC, will deliver the keynote speech at GIR Live in Washington, DC, on 22 March.

01 March 2018

SFO director: artificial intelligence “the way forward”

SFO director David Green has called on the defence bar to embrace artificial intelligence and said the authority will use the newly-enacted unexplained wealth orders in corruption cases, at a London event on Tuesday.

01 February 2018

Whistleblower awards should be unnecessary, lawyers say

Financial rewards for whistleblowers raising concerns “ought not to be necessary,” as corporate culture should encourage “doing the right thing”, panellists said at a London conference.

22 January 2018

Ex-Barclays whistleblowing chief: anonymous chat rooms best protect whistleblowers

The former head of whistleblowing at UK bank Barclays said that companies should use anonymous chat rooms to ensure that a whistleblower's identity is truly protected.

18 January 2018

SFO director: let's not “muddy the waters” on self-reporting

SFO director David Green said he hopes that the agency remains consistent in its approach to self-reporting once his tenure comes to an end this year.

18 January 2018

GDPR penalties will be a “game changer” for companies considering data requests

Companies that want to avoid paying high fines for violating the GDPR should facilitate the smooth transfer of information through MLATs when the new EU data protection law comes into force, panellists said at an event on 16 January.

16 January 2018

Former OECD head describes challenge of persuading China to sign convention

China is reluctant to sign the OECD's Anti-Bribery Convention because many companies view bribery as part of doing business in certain countries, former OECD secretary general Donald Johnston told a conference in Paris.

15 December 2017

World Bank official: SMEs are mentoring one another

Small and medium-sized enterprises that have been through World Bank investigations are successfully helping other businesses comply with Bank rules, the organisation’s vice president for integrity told an OECD conference in Paris.

14 December 2017

Siemens compliance officer calls for global self-reporting framework

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A global self-reporting framework for international companies would be a “real game-changer” that could bring many cases of foreign bribery to light, Siemens lawyer Klaus Moosmayer told an OECD conference in Paris.

13 December 2017

German prosecutor: lawyers should “establish a level of trust” with authorities

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A German prosecutor has said the “most important thing” for lawyers to do when his office opens a criminal corruption investigation is for a company to start building a relationship with investigators.

20 November 2017

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