Topic: Corporate liability

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

DOJ, RCMP decline to prosecute coal mining company for Egypt bribery scheme

US prosecutors said their decision was based on Corsa Coal’s ‘timely’ disclosure of the corruption and the company’s willingness to cooperate with the DOJ’s investigation.

13 March 2023

SFO’s top investigator: “We punch well above our weight”

The chief investigator at the UK’s Serious Fraud Office highlighted some factors behind the agency’s recent successes and outlined areas where it can improve.

27 February 2023

Court halts ex-Deutsche Bank trader’s use of prosecution documents in civil case

A US court has ordered ex-Deutsche Bank trader Matthew Connolly to stop using discovery from a criminal case in a lawsuit against his former employer.

16 February 2023

German prosecutors raid three companies in sanctions evasion probe

The Cologne public prosecutor’s office has searched three companies and a number of private homes as part of an investigation into bypassing EU sanctions against Russia.

13 February 2023

Dutch Supreme Court clarifies threshold for criminal sanctions breaches

“It’s a wake-up call to companies to get their act together,” said one lawyer, after the Netherlands’ highest court ruled that an entity doesn’t need to know it’s breaking the law to commit a criminal sanctions breach.

07 February 2023

Boeing defends not guilty plea at DPA hearing

03 February 2023

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