Topic: Enforcement policy

The BIS enforcement action that most influenced export control compliance

GIR asked over 20 lawyers which penalty issued by the US civil export control enforcer in the past five years has had the greatest effect on corporate compliance.

13 August 2021

Mexico corruption referendum fails to attract enough votes

03 August 2021

German supreme court ruling a green light for more aggressive cum-ex enforcement

German lawyers say that the Federal Court of Justice’s decision to uphold the first criminal convictions for so-called cum-ex trading will help local prosecutors unleash a swathe of new charges.

30 July 2021

Fifa fails to re-open Blatter criminal probe

30 July 2021

FRC enforcement staffing grows significantly

The UK’s accounting regulator says that it has significantly bolstered its enforcement division over the past year to speed up investigations.

29 July 2021

Former SFO official admits being “a little naïve” about dealings with Dechert lawyer

The Serious Fraud Office’s former interim director has told a London court that he was “a little naïve” about his interactions with a lawyer representing the Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation, as he was looking into potential corruption by the mining company.

28 July 2021

Alfa Laval sanctions case gives foreign companies reason to be nervous

The US Treasury Department’s recent case against the UAE-based subsidiary of a Swedish heavy industries company signals an increasingly aggressive approach towards foreign companies involved in sanctions-busting schemes.

27 July 2021

Ex-SFO intelligence official feared “reprisals” if he testified at ENRC trial

Media reports about ENRC’s “notoriety” may have been behind a former agency official’s reluctance to testify, the SFO’s associate general counsel told a London court. "Unless you’re living in a silo of some sort you’d be aware,” he said.

26 July 2021

Swiss privilege ruling a concern for companies seeking legal advice outside of Europe

One Swiss lawyer said the country’s parliament should examine the “unacceptable” ruling that permits prosecutors to seize legal advice given by lawyers outside of Europe in certain circumstances.

23 July 2021

GIR Live: KBR case shows the benefits of pushing back against the SFO

A lawyer who acted for US engineering company KBR in its recent legal tussle with the Serious Fraud Office over the agency’s powers to compel evidence stored abroad said the case demonstrates the advantages of challenging the SFO.

22 July 2021

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