01 July 2020
German authorities have raided premises belonging to car parts manufacturer Continental as part of an ongoing investigation into engines designed to dupe emissions tests.
23 January 2020
A Canadian court has ordered Volkswagen to pay a record fine after the company imported vehicles that failed to meet diesel emissions standards.
31 July 2019
Munich Public Prosecutors Office II filed criminal proceedings on 30 July against former CEO of Audi, Rupert Stadler, and three other defendants for their role in the diesel emissions scandal.
18 January 2019
A federal grand jury in Detroit indicted four ex-Audi managers on 17 January for their alleged role in installing illegal devices in diesel cars to pass emissions tests.
21 September 2018
GIR reveals the shortlist for the Most Important Court Case of the Year category. The awards ceremony is held on 25 October in Washington, DC, in aid of the Swawou Layout School in Sierra Leone.
09 February 2018
The new German coalition government intends to substantially increase the maximum fines authorities can impose on companies for wrongdoing.
12 May 2017
The viability of internal investigations in Germany is in doubt after a Munich court ruled that evidence collected from Jones Day’s offices by prosecutors was legally obtained.
25 January 2016
Volkswagen’s works council has expressed concern over the appointment of ex-FBI director Louis Freeh as a US representative for the company, highlighting the power of employee-led groups to direct internal investigations in German companies.
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