Conference coverage

Hong Kong’s financial regulator diverts attention from banks

Featured in Investigator’s Guide to Hong Kong

Banks’ fear of Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission has faded over recent years as the authority has shifted its focus away from financial institutions, according to a former SFC executive director of enforcement.

02 November 2018

GIR Live DC: GDPR has US lawyers scratching their heads

The EU’s GDPR has created challenges for in-house and external counsel when deciding when and how to disclose potential wrongdoing to US authorities, an audience at a conference on 25 October heard.

01 November 2018

1MBD case could breed a “hydra” of investigations

Investigations stemming from billions of dollars allegedly stolen from Malaysia’s development fund 1MDB could consume authorities in Asia, the UK, US and the Middle East for years to come, lawyers predict.

30 October 2018

DOJ bank integrity unit chief: Tips are invaluable

The chief of the DOJ’s bank integrity unit has urged companies and financial institutions to consider calling the authority as soon as they discover evidence of potential wrongdoing.

29 October 2018

GIR Awards - in pictures

A selection of photos from GIR’s fourth-annual award ceremony on 26 October, held at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. The profits from the event will support the Swawou Layout Girl’s School in Kenema, Sierra Leone.

29 October 2018

Argentina notebook probe could be the next Operation Car Wash

Latin American lawyers have predicted that a current case in Argentina has the potential to grow to resemble Brazil’s most famous investigation.

24 October 2018

Brazilian lawyers: “We are living in a land of uncertainty”

Featured in Investigator's Guide to Brazil

Officials from Brazil’s AGU and CGU reassured lawyers at a conference on 18 October that they are working hard to improve cooperation and coordination between authorities to provide companies with clarity on what to expect after self-reporting.

19 October 2018

Criminal division deputy: Petrobras settlement shows commitment to 'piling on' policy

The principal deputy of the DOJ’s criminal division has said that the recent Petrobras settlement is a sign of the DOJ’s commitment to reducing “piling on” in a keynote speech in which he also highlighted the importance of transparency.

18 October 2018

Sally Yates: DOJ’s changed approach to civil cases “hasn’t gotten a lot of attention”

Former US deputy attorney General Sally Yates has said that the DOJ’s approach to civil enforcement against individuals is the least spoken about aspect of the influential memo that bears her name.

09 October 2018

UK Serious Fraud Office to look harder at money laundering

Featured in Investigator's Guide to the UK

The new director of the SFO announced that the agency will ramp up its efforts to crack down on money laundering and attempt to speed up charging decisions against individuals.

08 October 2018

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