GIR Connect Paris: French enforcement under the microscope

Two weeks left until GIR Connect Paris, chaired by Laura Perkins at Hughes Hubbard & Reed and Jonathan Mattout at Herbert Smith Freehills. The event will feature AFA and DOJ speakers alongside a cast of high-profile private practice lawyers and in-house practitioners from Airbus, Total and Sonepar, to discuss the French enforcement landscape.

03 June 2021

Former in-house lawyer accuses Cognizant of “troubling” actions

A former Cognizant in-house lawyer charged with foreign bribery has raised concerns about a potential “spy” in his defence team. The allegations are tied to a legal fee dispute between the in-house lawyer and the company.

02 June 2021

FCPA enforcement is “in an entirely new” place, says acting criminal division chief

Nicholas McQuaid pointed to the DOJ’s more proactive efforts to sniff out violations, emphasising that it’s not just waiting around for companies to self-report. “I can assure you that there is more to come in 2021,” he said.

02 June 2021

Germany secures first prison term in cum-ex case

A former executive at Hamburg-based private bank MM Warburg has been sentenced to five years and six months in prison in Germany for taking part in a multi-billion-euro tax scandal.

02 June 2021

LafargeHolcim reaches landmark resolution in Cuba trafficking case

The US-Cuban family who appears set to receive the first compensation from a Helms-Burton Act lawsuit sidestepped an issue that has scuppered similar cases.

02 June 2021

US laser manufacturer penalised over China exports

The US Commerce Department has slapped New York-based laser producer Photonics Industries with a fine for illegally exporting its products to mainland China.

02 June 2021

Brooklyn federal prosecutor heads to BCLP

Andrey Spektor worked on several recent foreign bribery cases tied to the energy trading industry while serving as a federal prosecutor in Brooklyn.

02 June 2021

DOJ names new State Street monitor

The new monitor replaces John Coates, who had been the monitor since 2017 but left the role upon joining the US Securities and Exchange Commission in February.

01 June 2021

Deterring corruption through disclosure

Lincoln Caylor and Shaan Tolani, litigators at Bennet Jones in Canada, consider Canada’s proposed beneficial ownership registry and argue that while there will be significant issues to address, a registry with kinks to address is much better than no registry at all.

01 June 2021

EPPO kicks off its fight against corruption

The EU’s public prosecution office is set to launch its operations after appointing over 100 prosecutors from 22 countries.

01 June 2021

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