Interviews

Éliane Houlette: France’s super prosecutor

Featured in Investigator's Guide to France

Éliane Houlette talks with Rahul Rose about the need for more plea bargains in France, difficulties in bringing successful foreign bribery prosecutions and why she hasn’t yet relied on an internal investigation report in a case.

23 October 2015

An interview with Leslie Caldwell

Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell of the US Department of Justice's Criminal Division spoke to David Vascott at GIR Live New York about what the Yates Memo will mean in practical terms for investigations lawyers and the white-collar crime bar.

30 September 2015

Frankfurt prosecutors: weak cooperation, self-reporting and dawn raids

Featured in Investigator's Guide to Germany

In an interview with GIR, Frankfurt prosecutors Albrecht Schreiber and Markus Weimann tell lawyers to stop handing over worthless interview notes in an attempt to cooperate, and hit back at claims that they lack the resources to investigate cases.

17 June 2015

Gilles Michaud: Foreign bribery, debarment and always finding a way to investigate

Featured in Investigator's Guide to Canada

Assistant Commissioner Gilles Michaud heads the National Division of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which investigates breaches of Canada’s foreign corruption legislation. Tom Webb spoke to him in the National Division’s headquarters in Ottawa to see what’s keeping the division busy.

29 May 2015

David Wyss: FINMA, Forex and the FCA

David Wyss, head of enforcement at Switzerland’s Financial Markets Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has been at the forefront of some of the world’s largest financial misconduct cases. He spoke to Rahul Rose about sharing information with foreign enforcers, the challenges of commissioning internal investigations and the need to go after individuals.

25 March 2015

Patrick Moulette: the OECD should tackle demand-side and commercial bribery

Patrick Moulette, head of the anti-corruption division, met with Rahul Rose in Paris, and discussed why financial intelligence units are failing to detect bribery, the beauty of the “consensus minus one rule” and why the number of foreign bribery prosecutions have dropped since 2011.

19 December 2014

Tracey McDermott: The FCA, forex and 45 years' work

Just days after announcing the coordinated US$4.3 billion forex fine, the UK Financial Conduct Authority's director of enforcement and financial crime Tracey McDermott spoke to Marieke Breijer about the work that went into organising the global settlement, and more.

28 November 2014

An interview with Mark Steward

Mark Steward, executive director of the Enforcement Division of Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), talks about his organisation’s regulatory role, problems with coordinating international rules, cooperation with other regulators around the world and the SFC’s future priorities.

17 November 2014

Joe Warin: gift giving in China, FCPA Inc and defending Joseph Cassano

F Joseph Warin is chair of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher’s Washington, DC, litigation department, and a member of GIR’s editorial board. He has investigated and defended numerous high-profile companies and individuals, including Hewlett-Packard, BP and former SEC chair Mary Schapiro.

31 October 2014

Cybersecurity strategies: think like a hacker

Cybercrime poses an ever-increasing threat to businesses, but spending on prevention does not yet match the threat level in South America. Edgar D’Andrea of Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Brazil explains why businesses need to rethink their security strategies.

24 October 2014

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