Investigator's Guide to Russia

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Investigator's Guide to Russia
GIR explains what it’s like to carry out corporate investigations in a country where evidence gathering is fraught with difficulties.

Investigator's Guide to Russia

Investigator’s Guide to Russia

GIR explains what it’s like to carry out corporate investigations in a country where evidence gathering is fraught with difficulties.

Highlights

Russia’s investigations bar

GIR examines the state of Russia's investigations market and highlights the names to know in the local white-collar bar.

Russia sanctions a “different beast”, says BP officer

US and EU sanctions against Russian individuals and entities are creating increasingly complex compliance issues for companies, says Maryann Clifford, BP’s group compliance officer.

US/EU sanctions and Russian law: caught between a rock and a hard place

Foreign companies with operations in Russia risk breaking local competition and contract laws when trying to comply with US and EU sanctions. Taking advantage of corporate structure may be one solution.

Russian draft counter-sanctions bill is “total nonsense”

Lawyers have criticised legislative amendments that would punish those who publish material that could cause the imposition of sanctions, describing it as “extreme and over the top”.

US charges Gulnara Karimova, settles with Russian mobile phone company

Moscow-based Mobile Telesystems has agreed to pay $850 million to settle a long-running probe into alleged bribes paid to the daughter of Uzbekistan’s former president.

Russia criticises US for ignoring domestic corruption problems

A UN representative for Russia, a country marred with corruption problems, has criticised the US for praising its own foreign bribery enforcement efforts while ignoring issues at home.

Transportation company agrees DPA to resolve Russian nuclear bribery charge, secures big fine reduction

A US company that transports nuclear materials has agreed to pay $2 million to settle charges that it bribed a former Russian official, in a high-profile case that has raised national security concerns.

UK could wield UWOs to retaliate against Russia

UK authorities may have a more difficult time obtaining unexplained wealth orders against Russian individuals after the UK foreign secretary said the tool could be used in retaliation for a suspected nerve agent attack on a former spy.

Russian nuclear bribery case raises national security issues

US prosecutors say a foreign bribery case against a Maryland businessman is part of a broader investigation of international corruption affecting national security.

Russian FCPA case becomes a political football

The 2014 conviction of Russian uranium official Vadim Mikerin has become entangled in politics, with an FCPA line prosecutor getting swept up in the many coincidences.

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