Interviews

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

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

EBRD official: Debarment is not the key anti-corruption tool

“People focus on the investigation and debarment function of MDBs as the key tool for the fight against corruption. And I personally don't necessarily believe that to be the case,” the EBRD’s compliance chief said in an interview.

12 August 2020

GIR’s In-House Investigator Series: Sébastien Bergier at Roche

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The director of internal investigations at life sciences company Roche gives an overview of the company’s investigations function and the challenges that arise in internal reporting and working with external lawyers.

31 July 2020

An interview with Airbus GC John Harrison

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In an exclusive interview with GIR, the Airbus GC provides a behind-the-scenes look at the process to agree the largest foreign bribery resolution to date, discusses his considerations around self-reporting, presents further detail on the individual hired to oversee the company’s consent agreement with the State Department, and more.

20 May 2020

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