Conference coverage

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

Kim Young-ran: we want to root out corruption, not change Korean culture

The driving force behind South Korea’s new anti-corruption law, Kim Young-ran, tells a packed IBA conference in Seoul that despite widespread confusion over the law, Koreans should see this as an opportunity to rid the country of its “networks of self-interest”.

03 November 2016

Netherlands should introduce sentencing guidelines, Telia counsel says

Marike Bakker at NautaDutilh in Amsterdam said that the Netherlands needs to set clear rules on how Dutch prosecutors calculate foreign bribery fines to provide companies with greater incentives to self-report potential wrongdoing.

31 October 2016

New SFO fraud head: we are misunderstood

In her first speech as joint head of the SFO’s fraud division, Hannah von Dadelszen took aim at the “black and white” reporting of the agency’s cases, stating: “life behind the doors of the SFO simply doesn’t work like that.”

27 October 2016

Rights of individuals compromised in Brazil's "enforcement tsunami"

Operation Car Wash gave rise to a new type of investigation that sometimes puts the constitutional rights of individuals at risk, a Brazilian criminal lawyer said at the Anti-Corruption & Investigations conference in São Paulo, hosted by GIR and Latin Lawyer.

21 October 2016

GIR Live Hong Kong: more transparency required in regulator fines

Banking regulators are failing to make clear the rationale behind fining decisions, so it appears as if financial penalties are being conjured from thin air, says HSBC’s head of regulatory affairs for Asia-Pacific.

17 October 2016

Fifa prosecutor: Swiss have addressed barriers to cooperation

James Gatta, the criminal division chief at the Brooklyn federal prosecutor’s office, has praised Swiss authorities for their assistance in the US investigation into corruption tied to Fifa.

14 October 2016

One week left to book for the fourth annual Anti-Corruption and Investigations conference in São Paulo

Hear from Brazil’s former attorney general, Fábio Medina Osório, and speakers from the US Department of Justice, Brazil’s Federal Prosecution Service, Odebrecht and ArcelorMittal at the fourth annual Anti-Corruption and Investigations conference, to be held in São Paulo on Thursday 20 October.

12 October 2016

ABA London: US and UK prosecution have “systematic differences”

Speaking at the conference, the FCA head of enforcement Mark Steward criticised the US's dealmaking approach and their reliance on internal investigations, while casting doubt on offering financial incentives for whistleblowers.

11 October 2016

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