In-house

Highlights

Dutch court: Foreign in-house counsel working abroad covered by privilege

A court in Rotterdam has partially overturned a decision that prevented in-house lawyers working for Dutch-British oil company Shell from claiming legal professional privilege in a local investigation into alleged bribery in Nigeria.

GIR’s In-House Investigator Series: Lara Kroop Delamarre

Lara Kroop Delamarre, the Paris-based head of global investigations for French food products company Danone, tells GIR about her past as a Justice Department prosecutor, the factors she considers when deciding whether to bring in external counsel and what she looks for in a private practice lawyer.

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

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.

Behind Danske Bank’s recruitment drive to revamp its compliance

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.

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

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.

Airbus GC: I have total faith in the integrity of Dechert

“You have to show some loyalty to these people, because they stick their neck out for their client,” Airbus’ general counsel John Harrison told GIR.

An interview with Airbus GC John Harrison

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.

GIR’s In-House Investigator Series: Jill Mason at Orthofix

Medical device company Orthofix’s chief compliance officer Jill Mason has seen the company through a Justice Department DPA, an SEC enforcement action and related monitorship, and a five-year corporate integrity agreement with the Office of the Inspector General. With the final resolution of these matters squarely in the company’s past, she explains how Orthofix evolved and why having an independent consultant was a great experience for Orthofix.

Sports Direct wins partial victory in privilege wrangle

The ruling rejects the notion that email attachments are privileged simply because they are linked to privileged communications.

Olivier Catherine on Sapin II, AFA audits and the French paradox

The Paris-based group general counsel at French electrical parts distributor Sonepar – the first company to have successfully completed an audit by France’s anti-corruption agency, AFA – speaks to GIR about his company’s approach to investigations and his thoughts on the local enforcement landscape.

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