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IBA Paris: French DPAs will speed up corruption investigations

A French prosecutor has welcomed a bill that would introduce a DPA-style settlement tool in France, a day after the lower house of the French parliament voted to approve it.

16 June 2016

Mark Steward: don’t trample the crime scene

In a conference speech, the FCA’s head of enforcement echoed David Green’s comments on internal investigations, while SFO general counsel Alun Milford likened the privilege strategies employed in corporate internal investigations to those used by organised crime suspects.

10 June 2016

GIR Live Singapore: in pictures

Featured in Investigator's Guide to Singapore

On 24 May lawyers and in-house counsel from around Asia gathered for GIR Live in Singapore. Here is a selection of pictures from the day.

27 May 2016

DPAs may be introduced for UK sanctions

Rena Lalgie, the head of the UK Treasury’s new sanctions body, says DPAs may be available for companies that violate sanctions if the Policing & Crime Bill currently being debated in Parliament is passed.

26 May 2016

OFAC director clarifies Iran sanctions misconceptions

OFAC’s assistant director for licensing, Davin Blackborow, has denied sanction rules are difficult to comprehend and says the authority cannot be blamed for the reluctance of non-US companies to conduct business in Iran.

26 May 2016

GIR Live: Singapore is no haven for white-collar crime

Featured in Investigator's Guide to Singapore

Contrary to allegations of lax regulation in the wake of the Petrobras and 1MDB scandals, Singapore has substantially overhauled its tax and anti-money laundering regimes in recent years, says one of the city-state’s leading white-collar lawyers.

24 May 2016

IBA lawyers split on legacy of Libor and Forex enforcement

Government authorities in the UK erred in choosing to bring criminal charges over benchmark rigging scandals, the former chief criminal counsel for the FCA said on 12 May. Dylan Tokar in Panama.

13 May 2016

Defence lawyers grappling with interview problems after Yates Memo

Companies must consider whether there is an ethical obligation to provide employees with legal representation in light of the DOJ’s refocus on individual liability, a Baker & McKenzie lawyer said on 2 May.

03 May 2016

Wells Fargo anti-bribery chief: pilot programme means 120 per cent cooperation required

Wells Fargo’s anti-bribery chief, who recently called on the DOJ to offer clearer guidance on how it evaluates corporate compliance programmes, has said businesses will need to ratchet up their internal controls as a result of the FCPA pilot programme.

29 April 2016

GIR Live London: disclosing first accounts could waive privilege, says Standard Bank QC

Lawyers for Standard Bank deliberately kept all references of witness interviews out of the internal investigation report presented to the SFO, Nicholas Purnell QC said at GIR Live London on Thursday.

29 April 2016

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