Region: Turkey

Victory for UK’s National Crime Agency in asset recovery appeal

Profits from investments part-funded by proceeds of international fraud can be seized in full, the UK’s Court of Appeal ruled last Friday; observers tell GIR the ruling could spur enforcers to attempt more asset recovery when their investigations conclude.

10 April 2014

IBA Turkey: Firm leadership needed in emerging markets compliance

Convincing employees and third parties of the importance of compliance is key to creating robust anti-corruption programmes in high-risk jurisdictions. Tom Webb at the IBA Trans-National Crime Conference in Istanbul.

07 April 2014

GIR in Istanbul

This week, Global Investigations Review is in Istanbul, reporting from the International Bar Association’s Transnational Crime Conference. We also have an exhibition stand at the conference – so please come over and say hello.

02 April 2014

Turkey investigates Chanel tax evasion allegations

French fashion brand Chanel has been accused by Turkish prosecutors of tax evasion, according to Hurriyet Daily News. Chanel allegedly avoided paying customs tax by smuggling products into Turkey in suitcases carried by employees.

12 March 2014

Investigations in 2013: a year in review

A decade-long trend for increasing enforcement of foreign bribery, financial services and competition laws has shown no sign of abating – 2013 was a busy year. Aggressive enforcers, new legislation and heightened awareness of the importance of compliance programmes have fed law firms’ expanding investigations practices plenty of work.

14 February 2014

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