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

How EDNY's prosecutors became major foreign bribery enforcement partners

Former prosecutors say it’s no accident that a procession of FCPA cases in recent years has been filed in Brooklyn.

13 August 2019

Trade secret theft: approach US prosecutors with caution

For corporate victims of trade secret theft, the decision of whether to inform the US government is simultaneously the most important and most complicated.

18 June 2019

DOJ focus on China: “Is this a weaponising of the FCPA?”

The new US get-tough approach to China has caused some lawyers to question whether the FCPA will soon be wielded to advance political and national security goals.

20 December 2018

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