Now live: the GIR 100

The latest edition of the GIR 100 – profiling the best firms to turn to in the lifecycle of an international investigation – is now online.

16 February 2023

Judge rejects ethnic prejudice allegations in Fifa bribery trial

The president of Buzzfeed and former Fox International CFO testified about her former colleague, one of two former Fox executives accused of bribing football officials, a day after the judge denied a motion to dismiss the case due to ethnic prejudice.

15 February 2023

ASML data theft may have breached export controls

Dutch semiconductor company ASML said it may have inadvertently breached international export controls after an employee in China stole some of its trade secrets.

15 February 2023

European court throws out conviction of LuxLeaks whistleblower

Anti-corruption groups said the decision increases legal protections for whistleblowers who break laws to put confidential information in the public domain.

15 February 2023

Sons of former Panamanian president to forfeit nearly $38m

The Martinelli brothers will forfeit assets including a Miami condo and a $1 million immigration bond for their role in the wide-reaching Odebrecht bribery scheme.

14 February 2023

Trade union letters detailing SFO culture issues to remain secret

The UK’s data commissioner has rebuffed GIR’s effort to obtain correspondence that helped an independent reviewer conclude there had been a historic “culture of distrust” at the Serious Fraud Office.

14 February 2023

Campaigners call for more whistleblower protection following investigation into Suisse Secrets leak

Anti-corruption organisations have called for improved whistleblowers protections in Switzerland after prosecutors announced a criminal investigation into possible breaches of the country’s criminal code and banking laws following publication of the so-called Suisse Secrets.

14 February 2023

New Cadwalader partners: prosecutors around the world are “back to work”

Since Covid-19 restrictions began to permanently lift worldwide in early 2022, every month has been busier than the last, Martin Weinstein and Jeffrey Clark told GIR upon joining their new firm.

14 February 2023

Glencore monitors chosen

Two US nationals, supported by two Swiss lawyers, will oversee the commodities trader’s compliance obligations stemming from its 2022 foreign bribery and market manipulation plea agreements in the US.

13 February 2023

SFO seeks to seize funds allegedly linked to Operation Car Wash

The Serious Fraud Office has asked a court to grant the largest account forfeiture order the agency has ever sought for funds allegedly linked to a Brazilian corruption scandal.

13 February 2023

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