Conference coverage

Mark Steward: There will be no return to light-touch regulation

The FCA’s head of enforcement, Mark Steward, has defended the agency’s enforcement record and said it had not “gone soft”, despite a reduction in the number of fines issued by the regulator.

19 January 2017

VimpelCom and Telia prosecutor to speak at GIR Live DC

Dutch prosecutor Miranda van Turennout will deliver the keynote speech at GIR Live in Washington, DC, on 16 February.

04 January 2017

OECD expert: competition reduces corruption

A senior competition law expert at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said that antitrust authorities’ work benefits their countries politically as well as economically – but warned against the effects of excessive transparency.

23 November 2016

GIR Live DC: Increased transatlantic cooperation “changes calculus” for companies

Strongly forged ties between US and European prosecuting agencies are likely to help white-collar crime enforcement continue apace regardless of who the US president is, panellists said at GIR Live DC.

21 November 2016

US v UK: Patrick Stokes and Ben Morgan in dialogue

At GIR Live New York in September Patrick Stokes, the former head of the US Department of Justice’s FCPA unit, compared notes with Ben Morgan, the Serious Fraud Office’s lead anticorruption enforcer, on cooperation, voluntary disclosures, deferred prosecution agreements and other aspects of the evolving transatlantic legal landscape.

18 November 2016

GIR Live DC: China’s anti-corruption drive and building cooperation

International companies believe they are one step away from being targeted by Chinese authorities as part of the country’s anti-corruption drive, panellists said at GIR Live DC.

17 November 2016

GIR Live DC: Switzerland considers making bank secrecy rights part of constitution

A senior prosecutor at the Geneva Public Prosecutor’s Office has said that a move to prevent banks sharing customer information could be a game changer, following the US Swiss Bank Programme.

16 November 2016

Asset recovery: “What was done in the past 20 years is not working”

Only 0.025% of funds lost to corruption are being recovered annually, according to Ed Davis, asset recovery partner at Astigarraga Davis in Miami.

14 November 2016

GIR Live DC Fall - one week to go

Geneva prosecutor Claudio Mascotto will deliver the opening keynote speech at GIR Live DC Fall, which takes place on 16 November at Hogan Lovells’ Washington, DC office.

09 November 2016

IBA Seoul: New Korea law may ensnare foreign companies

The exact scope of South Korea’s controversial new anti-corruption law remains unclear for both practitioners and prosecutors alike, but lawyers say it will extend corporate criminal liability to foreign companies that directly or indirectly attempt to bribe or influence a Korean public official.

04 November 2016

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