Topic: Corporate liability

DOJ’s self-disclosure policy seeing results, Polite says

The Department of Justice has seen a “shift in the frequency" of voluntary self-disclosures since rolling out policies incentivizing companies to come forwards with their misconduct.

24 May 2023

BCLP lands WilmerHale counsel

London-based barrister David Rundle told GIR that his move is motivated by the opportunity to diversify his investigations practice at the new firm.

02 May 2023

French court fines Swiss bank €5.8 million for tax offences

A court in Paris has fined Swiss private lender Reyl & Cie €5.8 million and handed its CEO, François Reyl, a €500,000 penalty and a suspended prison sentence after the bank pleaded guilty to facilitating tax evasion.

24 April 2023

DOJ excessively relied on coercive interviews, ex-Cognizant execs say

Two former Cognizant executives facing FCPA charges are challenging the government’s close collaboration with the company in the investigation that led to the case.

20 April 2023

DOJ clawback programme likely to clash with employment protections, lawyers warn

Companies will have to carefully consider the risk of labour disputes when considering whether to try and claw back money from executives involved in wrongdoing.

13 April 2023

Brazil’s CGU launches online calculator for corporate fines

13 April 2023

Threat of individual criminal liability in Ireland grows

Lawyers in Ireland are divided about new laws that include a lower bar for prosecuting individuals in white-collar cases.

03 April 2023

Latest French guide on internal investigations sparks concern among lawyers

French lawyers are up in arms about recent guidance on conflicts of interest and attorney-client privilege in internal investigations, with one lawyer calling the view on privileged materials “a shocking breach of the rule of law in a western democracy”.

21 March 2023

Behind Brazil’s new administrative settlement tool

GIR looks at a new corporate settlement mechanism in Brazil that provides an alternative avenue for companies in instances where they cannot qualify for a leniency agreement.

21 March 2023

Ex-Allianz manager’s case could disrupt DOJ strategy for corporate prosecutions

Gregoire Tournant accuses federal prosecutors of coercing Allianz's counsel into building a case against him and violating his attorney-client privileges. A ruling in his favour could force the DOJ to rethink the way it conducts white-collar investigations.

15 March 2023

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