Region: International

Swiss privilege ruling a concern for companies seeking legal advice outside of Europe

One Swiss lawyer said the country’s parliament should examine the “unacceptable” ruling that permits prosecutors to seize legal advice given by lawyers outside of Europe in certain circumstances.

23 July 2021

Wood Group settlement reignites overseas victim compensation debate

The Serious Fraud Office’s recent bribery settlement with engineering company Wood Group over historic conduct by Amec Foster Wheeler is only the second time the agency has included compensation for a foreign country within a deferred prosecution agreement.

19 July 2021

Ex-MROS chief: new powers a “major step forward” for Swiss international cooperation

The former head of Switzerland’s financial intelligence unit expects foreign authorities to eagerly tap the office’s expanded powers to demand information from banks on behalf of international partners.

06 July 2021

South Africa: Interpol still considering red notices for Gupta brothers

06 July 2021

An introduction to Women in Investigations 2021

Featured in Women in Investigations 2021

The 2021 survey recognises lawyers, consultants, in-house investigators, prosecutors and academics from the international investigations community, chosen from some 300 submissions sent to GIR following an open nomination process.

17 May 2021

Council of Europe considers new anti-corruption body

A German MP leading a push within the Council of Europe to create a new anti-corruption body says that the move is required following a series of scandals implicating members of the organisation.

19 March 2021

Interpol issues red notice for ex-banker in German cum-ex case

10 February 2021

GIR launches the 2021 Women in Investigations Survey

GIR is accepting nominations for the third Women in Investigations survey, highlighting 100 remarkable female lawyers, corporate counsel, barristers and government enforcers working in the field.

28 January 2021

New Zealand and Denmark retain top spots on corruption perceptions index

28 January 2021

ICJ rules France can seize Obiang mansion in Paris

11 December 2020

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