Conference coverage

Mobile phones can be Achilles’ heel of investigations

Companies that do not have robust policies on employees’ mobile phones will have a tough time convincing authorities they have proper systems and controls in place, an audience at GIR Live in London heard.

20 June 2019

“Stakes are higher” in #MeToo investigations

Individuals should seek legal counsel before attending #MeToo internal investigation interviews because of the potential consequences that may flow from the alleged misconduct, a panel at GIR Live London said.

14 June 2019

GIR Live Women in Investigations – in pictures

Pictures from GIR’s 2nd annual Women in Investigations conference held in London on 12 June in association with the Women in White Collar Defense Association.

13 June 2019

China “has not abated” in its fight against corruption

China’s anti-corruption drive has not slowed down and the country’s authorities are increasingly conducting joint dawn raids, an audience at GIR Live heard.

12 June 2019

UK “should have a think about” own version of US Global Magnitsky Act

The UK government should consider expanding the country’s sanctions law to cover foreign officials involved in acts of corruption after the country leaves the EU, a legal expert has said.

29 May 2019

Notebook scandal gives Argentina “unprecedented opportunity” to tackle corruption, official says

The president of Argentina’s financial information unit has said that a high-profile case that hit the headlines last year presents an opportunity for significant anti-corruption reforms in the country.

17 May 2019

GIR Live DC – in pictures

Photos from the fourth annual GIR Live DC, held at Covington & Burling on 15 May and chaired by Lawrence Urgenson of Mayer Brown and Kathryn Cameron Atkinson of Miller & Chevalier.

16 May 2019

DOJ sees “shift” in companies reporting Chinese economic espionage

“We believe it is in your interest and the interest of your clients to work with us collaboratively in this effort,” David Burns, a senior official at the DOJ’s national security division, said on Wednesday.

15 May 2019

SFO director “grown up enough” to make Airbus charging decision

A leading UK lawyer has said SFO directors should be given autonomy to make decisions on whether to charge companies with corruption predating the UK Bribery Act.

05 April 2019

UK SAR reform “a bit like Brexit”

Current proposals to reform how suspicious activity reports are filed in the UK lack coherence and “may be worse than the original illness”, the former head of anti-money laundering and sanctions at Allied Irish Bank has said.

05 April 2019

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