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Gauvain report "exaggerates catastrophic nature" of US data requests

Gauvain report "exaggerates catastrophic nature" of US data requests

09 July 2019

French lawyers have questioned how far proposals, contained in a recently published report, will go in helping local companies cope with intrusive foreign investigations.

Australia’s solicitor general lambasts Glencore in Paradise Papers privilege dispute

Australia’s solicitor general lambasts Glencore in Paradise Papers privilege dispute

08 February 2019

Anglo-Swiss mining company Glencore has been accused of attempting to tear up centuries of law in its bid to force Australia’s tax authority to return Paradise Papers documents.

Privilege dispute causes 1MDB-linked raid on Malaysian firm

Privilege dispute causes 1MDB-linked raid on Malaysian firm

25 January 2019

Rahmat Lim & Partners’ refusal to hand over privileged documents tied to its representation of Goldman Sachs sparked Malaysian police’s raid of its office on 24 January.

ENRC accuses SFO of mishandling privileged documents

ENRC accuses SFO of mishandling privileged documents

10 December 2018

The UK Serious Fraud Office has been forced to review whether it used privileged information in the ENRC bribery investigation, as the Eurasian miner piles more allegations of malpractice on the agency.

ENRC ruling “won’t be the death knell”

ENRC ruling “won’t be the death knell”

02 August 2018

The long-awaited and much-hyped privilege ruling in a UK case concerning mining company ENRC could create little more than a small speedbump in internal investigations, UK lawyers said.

Medical company defends Morgan Lewis investigations docs as privileged

Medical company defends Morgan Lewis investigations docs as privileged

20 June 2018

A disgruntled Chinese distributor says a US medical company’s foreign bribery investigation documents are not privileged because one law firm was hired to uncover the facts and another to provide the legal advice. The medical company says the claim is nonsense.

US court discloses HP interview from internal investigation

US court discloses HP interview from internal investigation

28 February 2018

Hewlett Packard has asked a US court to issue an order stating that the company didn’t waive privilege when the court disclosed part of HP’s internal investigation.

The use of compelled testimony in criminal proceedings

The use of compelled testimony in criminal proceedings

23 February 2018

Andrew Smith at Corker Binning asks whether there are any circumstances in which compelled testimony can be lawfully admitted against the compelled person under English criminal law.

Germany proposes reforms to investigations landscape

Germany proposes reforms to investigations landscape

09 February 2018

The new German coalition government intends to substantially increase the maximum fines authorities can impose on companies for wrongdoing.

High Court sides with RBS in litigation privilege dispute

High Court sides with RBS in litigation privilege dispute

06 February 2018

RBS has won a dispute over whether litigation privilege covers an internal investigation prepared in expectation of an investigation by HMRC.

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