Topic: Enforcement policy

First OFSI report on unpunished breaches to come soon

OFSI recently gained powers to disclose details of apparent financial sanctions violations in cases that don’t attract a fine.

01 February 2023

UK law enforcement looks to “squeeze” out sanctions evasion enablers

A senior official at the National Crime Agency said his agency is ramping up pressure on businesses and individuals that are aiding Russian sanctions evasion.

31 January 2023

New DOJ policy may lead to more declinations, lawyers say

A December 2022 memo penned by Attorney General Merrick Garland is the latest iteration of what lawyers have described as DOJ leadership’s flip-flopping position on how harsh prosecutors should be in charging decisions.

25 January 2023

Record number of suspicious activity reports filed in the UK

The UK’s financial intelligence unit received nearly one million reports of suspicious financial activity in 2022.

25 January 2023

Lawyers request more clarity, transparency from OFAC amid enforcement guidance revamp

The US’ civil sanctions enforcer should provide more clarity on when cases are considered egregious and provide further details on its cooperation with international partners as part of its enforcement guidance overhaul, practitioners said.

23 January 2023

French prosecutors try to build trust with corporate defendants

Lawyers said France’s latest corporate settlement guidelines reassure companies about the benefits of self-reporting misconduct to prosecutors.

19 January 2023

DOJ offers declinations to recidivist companies

A top DOJ official announced a number of revisions to the agency's corporate enforcement policy that could grant bigger fine reductions or declinations to companies with cases containing aggravating factors if they self-report misconduct and cooperate with investigations.

17 January 2023

SEC and DOJ set sights once more on ephemeral messaging and personal device use

The DOJ and SEC’s recent focus on ephemeral messaging means companies will have to act swiftly to avoid pitfalls related to their employees’ use of widely available messaging platforms, say Ann Sultan and Andrew Wise, members at Miller & Chevalier.

20 December 2022

GIR’s top stories of 2022

The GIR editorial team is taking a break from regular news briefings over the next couple of weeks. We will be back on 3 January. In the meantime, please enjoy this selection of some of our favourite and most-read stories. Happy holidays!

18 December 2022

First CLOUD Act agreement to accelerate prosecutors’ access to data, documents

Government investigators are now able to request information directly from communication service providers, including major tech companies

07 December 2022

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