Conference coverage

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

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

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