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.

Lawyers question judge’s peculiar ruling in Shell privilege case

Legal experts in the Netherlands have said that a recent privilege ruling against Anglo-Dutch oil company Shell will likely not stand up in an appeals court.

Shell’s in-house lawyers not covered by privilege, court rules

A Rotterdam court has ruled that Shell’s in-house lawyers are insufficiently independent from the company and cannot claim legal privilege, in a decision connected to a Dutch investigation into alleged bribery by Shell in Nigeria.

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.

GIR launches Inside In-house 2019

GIR’s second edition of Inside In-house profiles 15 individuals working at some of the biggest companies across the globe, in recognition of their efforts to create and promote ethical business practices.

French anti-corruption agency targets companies’ clients

France’s anti-corruption agency is contacting companies’ business partners as part of its auditing process, much to the surprise of local lawyers.

People news: ABB appoints new chief integrity officer

In the latest people news round-up, Swiss-Swedish robotics company ABB appoints a new chief integrity officer while the CFTC reshuffles its senior leadership team after swearing in a new chairman.

Deutsche Bank’s former UK general counsel returns to private practice

Herbert Smith Freehills has hired Joseph Longo as a senior adviser in Perth to help Australian banks deal with the ramifications of a public inquiry that shed light on widespread misconduct in the financial services industry.

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