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GIR introduces Women in Investigations 2021

The 2021 survey recognises lawyers, consultants, in-house investigators, prosecutors and academics from the international investigations community, chosen from some 300 submissions sent to GIR following an open nomination process.

17 May 2021

Brooklyn judge calls out PetroEcuador’s victim claim

“This is not a case of an innocent company’s employees stealing from the till” said a Brooklyn federal judge in a pointed appraisal of corruption concerning the Ecuadorian company.

17 May 2021

Ex-Zurich IT specialist sues SFO

An ex-IT specialist at Swiss insurance company Zurich has sued the UK Serious Fraud Office for refusing to investigate allegations of fraud at his former employer.

17 May 2021

GIR Connect: What to expect under the Biden administration

In-house counsel will discuss how to manage a crisis and government officials will talk about the latest enforcement trends and initiatives at GIR Connect: US on 26 May, co-chaired by Karen Popp at Sidley Austin and Ryan Rohlfsen at Ropes & Gray.

17 May 2021

SFO opens fraud probe into Greensill Capital-financed metals group

The UK anti-fraud office is investigating metals and energy conglomerate the Gupta Family Group Alliance over suspected fraudulent trading and money laundering.

14 May 2021

State Street signs another US consumer fraud DPA

The settlement follows three years after the bank signed a separate fraud DPA and means it will now be subject to two concurrent DOJ-imposed monitorships.

14 May 2021

UK DPA architect: judges are more than a rubber stamp

Lord Edward Garnier QC has defended judges against criticism that they have failed to properly scrutinise deferred prosecution agreements presented by the Serious Fraud Office.

13 May 2021

Guidance on EU law blocking US sanctions prompts more questions

“On balance, this guidance is likely to make life more difficult for EU companies,” said one sanctions expert.

13 May 2021

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

EU’s highest court clarifies law blocking US sanctions

The EU’s highest court has said in an opinion that a German company should reinstate its relationship with an Iranian bank if the decision to cut ties was made only to comply with US sanctions.

12 May 2021

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