Conference coverage

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

Mark Steward: “Speed is not the only measure of success”

At GIR Live London, the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s head of enforcement and market oversight has said that he is “not concerned” with the agency’s record-breaking caseload that has grown rapidly since his appointment.

04 April 2019

Money laundering crackdown has not reached the UK

Featured in Investigator's Guide to the UK

The UK’s resource-strapped authorities aren’t equipped to tackle the vast swathe of money laundering cases that aren’t large enough to be handled by the UK Serious Fraud Office.

11 December 2018

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