Conference coverage

IBA Krakow: Polish amendment to criminal code “scary”, practitioner says

A Polish lawyer warned that the national government is increasingly interfering with white-collar cases and said that recent changes to the country’s criminal code are worrying, during a panel discussion in Poland on 17 May.

17 May 2018

French companies should beware risk of DOJ investigations

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The deputy head of France’s Anti-Corruption Authority acknowledged the authority’s limited territorial reach but warned French companies that they can often still be pursued by the DOJ.

04 May 2018

SFO official: document reviews can avoid “trampling the crime scene”

The SFO’s joint head of fraud, Hannah von Dadelszen, has said that companies should consider conducting document reviews instead of interviewing employees during internal investigations to prevent individuals from destroying evidence.

03 May 2018

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

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