Spain’s new whistleblower law receives lukewarm reception

The Spanish government has passed a long-awaited but divisive whistleblowing law. Defence lawyers said it could prove tricky for companies to comply with new self-reporting obligations, while campaign groups said the legislation doesn’t sufficiently protect whistleblowers.

03 March 2023

Lawyers request more clarity, transparency from OFAC amid enforcement guidance revamp

The US’ civil sanctions enforcer should provide more clarity on when cases are considered egregious and provide further details on its cooperation with international partners as part of its enforcement guidance overhaul, practitioners said.

23 January 2023

Parchment, shillings and the Julian calendar: inside an investigation into historic slavery links

Grant Thornton director Tristan Yelland recently sat down with GIR to recount the most interesting assignment of his career so far: investigating historic links between transatlantic slavery and the endowment fund that helps pay the Church of England’s expenses.

18 January 2023

Lawyers say latest Hoskins decision could force DOJ to look beyond FCPA to prosecute foreign nationals

Other white-collar statutes may be easier to use against foreign nationals who engage in bribery but are hard to reach under the FCPA’s jurisdiction, lawyers said.

23 August 2022

Ex-AUSA tapped for Moldova’s top anti-corruption job

The prosecutor, who recently traded Los Angeles for the country where she was born, tells GIR that she hopes to make Moldova's anti-corruption office an institution that citizens “can rely on, work with, and depend on to enforce the law”.

03 August 2022

SFO reviews pile on the pressure

UK practitioners condemned the UK’s anti-fraud watchdog for the “basic” failures described in recent reviews of the agency and say the reports provide an urgent opportunity for learning and reflection by the SFO and the government.

28 July 2022

Inside HMRC’s export control enforcement strategy

GIR has obtained the guiding principles that the UK’s tax and customs agency uses to resolve criminal investigations into companies accused of violating export restrictions.

13 July 2022

The DOJ “caught a minnow” with ex-Goldman Sachs banker’s trial

Lawyers and experts consider the legacy of the Roger Ng trial and the wider 1MDB investigation for the US and Malaysia.

01 July 2022

Immunity deal for yacht company reveals US strategy for oligarch probes

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Former federal prosecutors believe the DOJ’s decision to trade immunity for information about a yacht’s oligarch owner is a warning shot for the yacht building industry and other sectors that serve the super-rich.

24 June 2022

National security focus takes centre stage at DOJ

Following Lisa Monaco’s comments that sanctions are “the new FCPA”, lawyers pointed out an increasing overlap between the two areas of enforcement.

02 May 2022

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