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GIR Live London Winter 2021 – in pictures

Global Investigations Review held its London winter conference on Wednesday 2 December.

10 December 2021

FCPA Unit chief clarifies DOJ approach to corporate recidivism

The DOJ official said that the recency of prior misconduct and how a company addressed the causes of that wrongdoing will matter when the department decides what type of corporate settlement to pursue.

09 December 2021

GIR Live Hong Kong: New Chinese data law hampering internal investigations

“We’ve been facing a lot more pressure from the targets of investigations,” said a Hong Kong-based lawyer.

09 December 2021

SEC subpoenas GameStop in share trading investigation

Texas-based video games retailer GameStop, which saw its share price rise dramatically in early 2021, has received a subpoena from the US securities regulator as part of an investigation into its trading activity.

09 December 2021

DOJ to appeal adverse FCPA jurisdictional ruling

US prosecutors said they will ask the Fifth Circuit to review whether they have jurisdiction to prosecute a Swiss asset manager accused of participating in a foreign bribery scheme.

08 December 2021

Sixth Circuit hears Mexican healthcare agency’s high stakes bribery appeal

The agency said an adverse decision by the appeals court could kill a handful of similar foreign bribery-related lawsuits. “If we lose this appeal, I think they’re all going to fall,” said a lawyer for the Mexican agency.

08 December 2021

OFAC imposes rare enforcement action against individual

An unnamed individual agreed to pay over $130,000 to settle alleged violations of US sanctions on Iran.

08 December 2021

Ex-Hong Kong judge: Courts will treat national security cases fairly

A former Hong Kong chief justice has said that he expects local courts will rule on cases brought under China’s controversial national security law with fairness.

08 December 2021

Tech investments help Mishcon lure WilmerHale counsel

Outgoing WilmerHale counsel Alison Geary said that Mishcon de Reya’s investment in technology was a factor in her decision to change firms.

08 December 2021

Tom Hayes loses attempt to revisit Libor conviction

An independent body has provisionally decided not to instruct an appeals court to revisit the 2015 conviction of former UBS and Citibank trader Tom Hayes for rigging the Libor benchmark rate.

08 December 2021

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