Conference coverage

GIR Live London: Question Time

A transcript of the Question Time panel at GIR Live London on 26 April 2018, featuring discussions about the Criminal Finances Act, legal privilege and the future of the SFO.

21 August 2018

GIR Live: How to keep the cost of monitorships down

Lawyers with monitorship experience shared their thoughts on how companies can avoid “obscene expensing” during monitorships at GIR’s first-ever Women in Investigations conference.

05 July 2018

GIR Live: why investigators need to prepare for artificial intelligence

Using artificial intelligence and predictive coding will make investigations faster and cheaper, and can help avoid disclosure failures, white-collar practitioners said at GIR’s Women in Investigations conference.

02 July 2018

Women in Investigations conference - in pictures

Pictures from GIR’s inaugural Women in Investigations conference held on 28 June in London. Chaired by Lucinda Low of Steptoe and Martina de Lind van Wijngaarden of Freshfields, the conference featured former DOJ criminal division chief Leslie Caldwell, Karen Popp of Sidley Austin, and many more.

29 June 2018

The Justice Department demands firms “get creative” to obtain overseas data

Lawyers report that the US Justice Department won’t fully credit a company for cooperating with an investigation unless its lawyers exhaust all possible workarounds to obtain information held outside the US.

28 June 2018

GIR Live: Trump’s “unprecedented attacks” on DOJ affect morale

The former Justice Department’s criminal division chief has said that US President Donald Trump’s almost daily attacks on the DOJ are lowering morale in a keynote speech in which she also addressed the “significant leadership vacuum” at the authority.

28 June 2018

Brexit could soften the EU’s sanctions regime, says former MI6 chief

The former chief of the UK’s Secret Intelligence Service, Sir John Sawers, warned that EU sanctions will weaken after Brexit without the UK’s intelligence gathering and political influence.

22 June 2018

Growth of UK revolving door practice is “ominous”

Featured in Investigator's Guide to the UK

A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist urged UK lawyers not to normalise the “corrupting” practice of government officials moving to the private sector.

15 June 2018

Société Générale settlement was a “great relief”, France's top prosecutor says

Featured in Investigator's Guide to France

The head of France’s Public Prosecutor’s Office has hailed the recent US and French foreign bribery settlements with Société Générale as a “breakthrough for international cooperation”.

13 June 2018

IBA Krakow: Poland may introduce DPAs

The Polish government is considering whether to introduce DPA-style settlements to allow companies that self-report misconduct and pay a 3 million Polish złoty fine to resolve bribery matters.

18 May 2018

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