Conference coverage

Women in Investigations conference - in pictures

Pictures from GIR’s inaugural Women in Investigations conference held on 28 June in London. Chaired by Lucinda Low of Steptoe and Martina de Lind van Wijngaarden of Freshfields, the conference featured former DOJ criminal division chief Leslie Caldwell, Karen Popp of Sidley Austin, and many more.

29 June 2018

The Justice Department demands firms “get creative” to obtain overseas data

Lawyers report that the US Justice Department won’t fully credit a company for cooperating with an investigation unless its lawyers exhaust all possible workarounds to obtain information held outside the US.

28 June 2018

GIR Live: Trump’s “unprecedented attacks” on DOJ affect morale

The former Justice Department’s criminal division chief has said that US President Donald Trump’s almost daily attacks on the DOJ are lowering morale in a keynote speech in which she also addressed the “significant leadership vacuum” at the authority.

28 June 2018

Brexit could soften the EU’s sanctions regime, says former MI6 chief

The former chief of the UK’s Secret Intelligence Service, Sir John Sawers, warned that EU sanctions will weaken after Brexit without the UK’s intelligence gathering and political influence.

22 June 2018

Growth of UK revolving door practice is “ominous”

Featured in Investigator's Guide to the UK

A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist urged UK lawyers not to normalise the “corrupting” practice of government officials moving to the private sector.

15 June 2018

Société Générale settlement was a “great relief”, France's top prosecutor says

Featured in Investigator's Guide to France

The head of France’s Public Prosecutor’s Office has hailed the recent US and French foreign bribery settlements with Société Générale as a “breakthrough for international cooperation”.

13 June 2018

IBA Krakow: Poland may introduce DPAs

The Polish government is considering whether to introduce DPA-style settlements to allow companies that self-report misconduct and pay a 3 million Polish złoty fine to resolve bribery matters.

18 May 2018

IBA Krakow: Polish amendment to criminal code “scary”, practitioner says

A Polish lawyer warned that the national government is increasingly interfering with white-collar cases and said that recent changes to the country’s criminal code are worrying, during a panel discussion in Poland on 17 May.

17 May 2018

French companies should beware risk of DOJ investigations

Featured in Investigator's Guide to France

The deputy head of France’s Anti-Corruption Authority acknowledged the authority’s limited territorial reach but warned French companies that they can often still be pursued by the DOJ.

04 May 2018

SFO official: document reviews can avoid “trampling the crime scene”

The SFO’s joint head of fraud, Hannah von Dadelszen, has said that companies should consider conducting document reviews instead of interviewing employees during internal investigations to prevent individuals from destroying evidence.

03 May 2018

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