“Who’s to say that something is impossible?”: inside an effort to seize Russian state assets in the UK

One of the architects of a proposed law to force the UK government to create a new way of seizing Russian state assets to use for Ukraine’s reconstruction has told GIR that the effort is vital for the survival of her homeland.

13 April 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

Outgoing Fraud Section litigation chief discusses discrepancies in white-collar sentencings

Sentencing practices in US white-collar cases vary more widely between districts than they do between judges, and it is difficult to understand exactly why, the Fraud Section’s former head of litigation told GIR on the occasion of his moving to private practice.

09 December 2022

Brazil’s Lefosse builds on compliance and investigations team

Brazilian lawyer Adriana Dantas has joined Lefosse as head of its compliance and investigations practice in São Paulo, in what she describes as a “natural progression” for the boutique she started three years ago.

10 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

Swedish prosecutor: media reports contributed to new Ericsson probe

The Swedish prosecutor leading a new investigation into allegations of bribery in Iraq by telecoms company Ericsson told GIR his primary focus is determining the culpability of individuals.

25 April 2022

Future OECD bribery group chair: mutual legal assistance needs to be faster

The incoming chair of the working group on bribery, Daniëlle Goudriaan, said that mutual legal assistance processes take too long and slow down foreign bribery cases.

08 April 2022

Ropes white-collar co-head moves to Dechert

As Judith Seddon joined Dechert’s white-collar team, she spoke to GIR about her aspirations at the new firm, her thoughts about the “long overdue” Economic Crime Act, and the funding of the UK’s criminal justice system.

21 March 2022

Ex-FATF chief: majority of money laundering still involves cash

“We need to be careful that we don’t lose track of where most money is being laundered,” said the ex-FATF chief.

17 February 2022

Q&A with former DOJ prosecutor Sujit Raman

Former senior DOJ prosecutor Sujit Raman, now at Sidley Austin in Washington, DC, spoke to GIR about the increasing national security dimension to US corporate crime enforcement and the impact of emerging technology on white-collar investigations.

16 December 2021

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