Interviews

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

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

Senior Peru prosecutor: coronavirus shouldn’t get corruption suspects out of pre-trial detention

The senior Peruvian prosecutor addressed the immediate challenges that the coronavirus has presented for the country’s justice system, Peru’s progress in Odebrecht-linked investigations, and what the country can learn from Brazil to improve anti-corruption enforcement.

06 May 2020

EU anti-fraud chief: member states need to prosecute more

The head of the EU’s anti-fraud watchdog spoke to GIR about the inner workings of the agency, the challenges it faces and its future with the nascent European Public Prosecutor’s Office.

21 April 2020

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