In-house

Highlights

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.

Veon’s compliance chief on monitorship challenges

Veon’s chief compliance officer talks to GIR about how the telecoms company successfully completed its three-year foreign bribery monitorship.

Danske Bank aims to lead the Nordics’ fight against financial crime

Satnam Lehal, Danske Bank's head of financial crime compliance, spoke to GIR in an interview about the bank's response to one of the world's largest money laundering scandals.

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