Dutch corporate settlements to face heightened scrutiny

High-value corporate settlements in the Netherlands will soon be vetted by an independent body before being finalised, as part of a new set of enforcement guidelines.

11 September 2020

South Africa’s new evidence-sharing rule to aid corruption investigations

A change to the rules governing South Africa’s long-running state capture inquiry will help prosecutors build corruption cases more quickly and efficiently, experts say.

06 August 2020

The lesser-known Australian regulator cranking up enforcement

Australia’s anti-money laundering regulator has grown teeth in recent years and international financial institutions with operations in the country should be wary, lawyers say.

17 July 2020

Alleged bribes, fake evidence and abuse of power at centre of Greek Novartis probe

An investigation into alleged bribery by Swiss life sciences company Novartis of high-level Greek politicians has been beset by disintegrating charges and allegations of falsified evidence and political interference.

16 June 2020

Corporate executives seldom face punishment in US sanctions cases

The US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control has been prolific in penalising companies for sanctions violations but doesn’t appear to have the same appetite for pursuing individuals.

29 May 2020

How the pandemic has affected corporate compliance teams

GIR spoke to over a dozen compliance professionals about how the field is weathering the pandemic. The energy sector is “getting killed”, a recruiter said.

22 May 2020

Huge US investigation into Venezuela heats up

The unprecedented US investigation into Venezuelan corruption is quickly becoming more visible and consequential. “This is the biggest investigation that I’ve ever seen,” one Miami lawyer said.

15 May 2020

World Bank anti-corruption chief left amid internal tensions

The sudden departure of Pascale Dubois in November is emblematic of problems at the organisation’s enforcement arm.

26 February 2020

Inside the Hoskins trial and the battle over ‘agency’

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After the DOJ secured a monumental win in its case against Lawrence Hoskins, GIR unspools how both sides wrangled at trial over a term the defence believed to be its silver bullet.

27 November 2019

Proactive compliance: predicting corrupt payments

The head of compliance at AB InBev, one of the world’s largest fast-moving consumer goods companies in the world by revenue, explains how the brewer uses data analytics and risk scoring to help identify transaction patterns that require investigation.

19 September 2019

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