Allen & Overy loses top investigations lawyer to Total

Aurélien Hamelle, who has represented a number of global businesses, including Daimler and Renault Trucks, has left Allen & Overy’s Paris office to join oil company Total, which is facing multiple corruption cases in France.

FCPA Docket: VimpelCom and Diebold reveal legal costs

In the latest FCPA news, VimpelCom announces expected legal fees for the resolution of its foreign bribery case, and a Debevoise & Plimpton lawyer moves in-house to IBM.

FCA to hold consultation on general counsels’ role in senior managers regime

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has admitted that it has provided unclear guidance on whether in-house lawyers who oversee the legal operations of financial sector companies should be held to a higher level of accountability.

Former Rolls-Royce compliance chief moves to Shepherd and Wedderburn

Judy Krieg, Rolls-Royce’s former chief compliance officer, has moved into private practice, in part because US and UK authorities are increasingly targeting in-house counsel.

GE in-house counsel attacks DG Comp’s indifference to compliance

General Electric’s senior competition counsel in Europe has said the European Commission’s failure to differentiate between companies that take compliance seriously and those that “couldn’t care less” is a “fundamental problem of the EU system”.

Freshfields partner moves in-house

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Matthew Friedrich, a former head of the DoJ’s Criminal Division, has left the firm’s Washington, DC office to join US-headquartered energy company Chevron as in-house counsel.

News International investigation lawyers face disciplinary tribunal

An in-house lawyer and external counsel tasked with an internal investigation of phone hacking at News International face disciplinary proceedings with regard to their actions in the probe.

Why separate internal investigators from in-house lawyers?

As Barclays is set to create a global financial crime unit reporting to its legal department, GIR takes a look at why companies increasingly keep compliance and investigations teams separate from traditional in-house legal departments.

SEC Unlikely To Require In-House Reporting Under Whistleblower Law

The agency isn't likely to give in to corporate lobbying on this key point in the proposed whistleblower rules - it's seen too many ineffective corporate compliance programs, current and former SEC lawyers told us.

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