European prosecutor: treat EPPO like national enforcement agencies

In an exclusive interview, the Netherlands’ top prosecutor at the EU’s nascent anti-corruption agency discussed lawyers’ potential apprehension in dealing with the new body and what their clients should know about EPPO’s powers.

06 November 2020

Marriott UK data breach fine explained

The much-delayed UK data watchdog’s decision to fine Marriott £18.4 million for cybersecurity lapses that led to a high-profile data breach shows the regulator’s approach to M&A cybersecurity, external security audits and IT service outsourcing.

06 November 2020

Tenaris in settlement talks over Petrobras corruption investigation

The steel pipe manufacturer is discussing a possible FCPA settlement with the DOJ and SEC.

05 November 2020

SFO investigates Bombardier over alleged bribery in Indonesia

The UK’s anti-fraud agency is investigating Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier over suspected bribery linked to contracts with Indonesia’s flagship airline.

05 November 2020

The Netherlands urged to strengthen bribery resolution oversight

The OECD has said the Netherlands needs to be more transparent with how it calculates large bribery penalties against companies.

05 November 2020

Beam Suntory case highlights piling-on tension

The DOJ’s recent settlement with Beam Suntory shows the limitations of the department’s anti-piling-on policy. “There’s an internal tension there that they need to sort out,” said one leading corporate defence lawyer.

05 November 2020

Och-Ziff subsidiary sentenced after four-year wait

The US hedge fund’s subsidiary was finally sentenced over its role in a foreign bribery scheme after a lengthy restitution battle.

04 November 2020

Corporate criminal liability review could yield “radical and seismic” changes

UK experts say that the Law Commission has a rare opportunity to fix systemic issues with the country’s test for prosecuting companies for misconduct.

04 November 2020

Singapore’s financial regulator speeds up investigations

The Monetary Authority of Singapore has reduced the amount of time it takes to investigate potential misconduct.

04 November 2020

SEC has record enforcement year despite pandemic challenges

The agency’s annual report highlights its record enforcement numbers, its likely response to a Supreme Court ruling limiting its disgorgement powers, a significant uptick in whistleblower payouts and the agency’s first virtual trial amid the coronavirus pandemic.

03 November 2020

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