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The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations Third Edition

GIR publishes its third annual, practical guide for external and in house legal counsel, compliance officers and accounting practitioners wishing to benchmark their practice against leaders in the field. Chapters are authored by practitioners around the world and made available to GIR’s readers free to view and download.

Hard copies of the publication include margin cross referencing, a full index and table of cases and are available in our shop or as part of a GIR subscription.

New for the third edition

In this third edition, following the global trend of data privacy law considerations becoming weightier in corporate and government investigations, we have added a chapter on data protection for Volume I, and we have expanded the scope and number data protection questions in Volume II. In the United Kingdom, an eagerly awaited Court of Appeal reversal has clarified English law on legal privilege, and in the United States, the Department of Justice modified and permanently adopted its enhanced enforcement FCPA Pilot Program, in the form of the Corporate Enforcement Policy. In both the United States and the United Kingdom, the enforcement agencies have experienced significant turnover in senior staff, which will no doubt influence enforcement priorities and activity. In addition, Volume II now covers 21 jurisdictions, including Australia, Canada and Mexico.


Part I: Global Investigations in the United Kingdom and the United States

Part II: Global Investigations around the World

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“The Practitioner’s Guide is a unique and valuable resource for legal and financial professionals managing cross-border investigations. Simultaneously easy-to-read and in-depth, with authoritative insight from top practitioners in the field, it should have a place in every firm’s library.”

Caroline Ciraolo, Partner, Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP and former Acting AAG of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Tax Division


"Global Investigations Review's The Practitioner's Guide to Global Investigations is the most comprehensive publication currently on the market in relation to cross-border, multifaceted corporate investigations. It does what it says on the tin - ‘How does one conduct such an investigation? And what does one have in mind at various times?' - and it does it rather well."

Tapan Debnath, Legal Counsel, Nokia.


Summer Update July 2018