Region: Japan

RBS ordered to disclose Japanese investigation documents

An English court has forced Royal Bank of Scotland to give claimants information the bank provided to a Japanese authority during a Libor investigation.

12 March 2015

Commerzbank nears ten-figure sanctions settlement

German bank Commerzbank may pay US$1.45 billion to end a US sanctions investigation, sources told Reuters.

06 March 2015

K&L Gates adds Hong Kong partner

K&L Gates has promoted Hong Kong counsel Sacha Cheong, who says Asia is “the place to be” for investigations lawyers.

18 February 2015

DoJ: Ringleaders are not denied leniency in the US

Speaking at the New York State Bar Association annual meeting on Thursday, leaders from US and Japanese antitrust enforcement agencies, plus members of the defence bar from both countries, discussed what makes their leniency programmes successful and how best to take advantage of them.

04 February 2015

Japan may designate 460,000 documents as 'special secrets'

Japanese government offices may use new state secrecy laws to designate 460,000 documents as 'special secrets', the Japan Times reports. Parties that reveal any such special secrets, even if they do so in the public interest or act as whistleblowers, will risk prosecution.

01 December 2014

Japan bows to FATF pressure on terrorist financing

Japan’s government enacted a law on Wednesday that will allow it to freeze the financial and real estate transactions of groups and individuals connected to terrorism.

19 November 2014

Snyder: criminal compliance monitors only in “most egregious” cases

The US government will seek to foist a compliance monitor onto companies found guilty of antitrust crimes in rare cases where the company had no compliance programme, shirked responsibility for their wrongdoing or kept tainted executives in top management posts, the US Department of Justice’s top criminal antitrust prosecutor said.

11 November 2014

Only four countries actively prosecuting bribery, Transparency International says

Only four out of 41 countries party to the OECD anti-bribery convention are actively prosecuting corrupt companies, says Transparency International. According to the organisation’s annual progress report on enforcement of the OECD anti-bribery convention released on 23 October, only Germany, France, the UK and the US are active, while Canada and New Zealand are the only countries to have improved since last year.

23 October 2014

IBA Tokyo: anti-corruption update

The IBA’s Anti-Corruption Committee today presented an update on legal developments and enforcement action around the world.

22 October 2014

GIR at the IBA in Japan

Global Investigations Review will be reporting from the IBA Annual Conference in Tokyo next week. If you’d like to learn more about GIR, come and say hello at stands 61-62, where GIR’s publisher, Law Business Research – which also produces Who’s Who Legal: Investigations and Getting the Deal Through – will be exhibiting.

17 October 2014

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