GIR Awards 2021: Most Important Court Case of the Year and Most Important Development

GIR unveils the shortlists for the first two categories of its seventh annual awards ceremony, which will be held in Washington, DC on 9 November.

08 September 2021

Swiss parliamentary commission refuses to lift ex-special prosecutor’s immunity

A Swiss parliamentary commission has voted to protect former special prosecutor Stefan Keller from potential prosecution for allegedly revealing confidential information about an investigation linked to world football body Fifa.

08 September 2021

GIR Connect Moscow: the future of corporate investigations in Russia

One week to go until GIR Connect: Moscow. What’s next for Russian anti-corruption and white-collar enforcement will be top of the agenda at the event, which will include speakers from Yandex, the Federal Antimonopoly Service, Takeda and more.

08 September 2021

Joseph Walker moves to Orrick

Squire Patton Boggs’ white-collar and investigations practice head has left the firm for Orrick.

07 September 2021

Lafarge back on the hook for crimes against humanity in Syria payments case

France’s highest court has ruled that cement manufacturer Lafarge can be charged with complicity in crimes against humanity over its alleged funding of armed groups, including ISIS.

07 September 2021

Counsel Watch: French firm guides JPMorgan to multi-million tax settlement and defendants lawyer up in SFO bribery trial

A co-founder of French firm Kiehman & Marembert has helped US investment bank JPMorgan reach a €25 million tax fraud settlement with French prosecutors following a six-year-long investigation.

07 September 2021

Former SFO head calls for financial rewards for agency’s top staff

The former director of the Serious Fraud Office, Sir David Green CB QC, has called for “significant rewards” to its top investigators, prosecutors and forensic accountants to stop them from leaving.

06 September 2021

DOJ must identify Brady material in enormous document dump, says California court

A California federal court sided with a defendant in a healthcare fraud case, agreeing that the amount of documents prosecutors gave the defence were too voluminous to review.

03 September 2021

Kraft Heinz settles SEC accounting misconduct probe

The US securities regulator has fined food and beverage company Kraft Heinz $62 million for allegedly engaging in a long-running illegal expense management scheme that resulted in several years of false accounting.

03 September 2021

JPMorgan reaches French tax fraud settlement

US investment bank JPMorgan has agreed to pay €25 million to settle a tax fraud investigation by French prosecutors.

03 September 2021

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