Interviews

Swedish Ericsson probe closing in on former employees

Sweden is investigating alleged bribery by former Ericsson employees in Djibouti and two other countries, a local prosecutor told GIR in an interview.

12 May 2021

GIR’s In-House Investigator Series: Max Lerner at State Street

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Max Lerner, who leads US bank State Street’s global sanctions and anti-bribery compliance efforts, tells GIR about the evolution of the sanctions compliance team, what keeps him up at night and the potential development that could significantly change his role.

16 April 2021

Ex-US sanctions official: Biden to mirror Trump’s approach minus the “flourishes”

Ex-OFAC chief counsel Charlie Steele spoke to GIR about the future of US sanctions, his move back to private practice and why he chose not to join a law firm after leaving the government.

08 January 2021

Sérgio Moro: Brazilian government resisted anti-corruption reforms

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Brazil’s former justice minister spoke to GIR about his time in government, the landmark Operation Car Wash probe and the country’s anti-corruption efforts.

04 December 2020

Lawyers for Och-Ziff bribery victims: “This is a very unique fact pattern”

Wilson Sonsini partners Michael Sommer and Moe Fodeman tell GIR how they secured $138 million in restitution from a US hedge fund in a foreign bribery case.

19 November 2020

European prosecutor: treat EPPO like national enforcement agencies

In an exclusive interview, the Netherlands’ top prosecutor at the EU’s nascent anti-corruption agency discussed lawyers’ potential apprehension in dealing with the new body and what their clients should know about EPPO’s powers.

06 November 2020

Novartis execs on compliance: “Why be afraid of the truth?”

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Novartis’s Shannon Thyme Klinger and Klaus Moosmayer talk to GIR about how the pharmaceutical company changed its approach to compliance in the midst of a series of government investigations.

05 October 2020

Steven Peikin: “We faced incredible headwinds”

The SEC’s former co-director of enforcement recounted working through Supreme Court-imposed restrictions, a hiring freeze and investigations hampered by the coronavirus pandemic.

24 September 2020

Behind Danske Bank’s recruitment drive to revamp its compliance

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Philippe Vollot, Danske Bank’s chief compliance officer, spoke to GIR about his “obsession” with bringing in a new wave of experts to overhaul the bank’s compliance culture in the wake of a huge money laundering scandal.

15 September 2020

Don’t underestimate us, says AfDB anti-corruption chief

“They think that because it's the African Development Bank they can simply wave us away. And that just is not the case at all,” the organisation’s anti-corruption chief, Alan Bacarese, tells GIR in an interview.

21 August 2020

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