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Brazilian lawyers: “We are living in a land of uncertainty”

Brazilian lawyers: “We are living in a land of uncertainty”

October 19, 2018, GIR

Officials from Brazil’s AGU and CGU reassured lawyers at a conference on 18 October that they are working hard to improve cooperation and coordination between authorities to provide companies with clarity on what to expect after self-reporting.

Spotlight on AML: the EU’s prevention plans and what it can learn from the US

Spotlight on AML: the EU’s prevention plans and what it can learn from the US

October 19, 2018, GIR

Chris Warren-Smith at Morgan Lewis in London and former US federal prosecutor David I Miller at Morgan Lewis in New York consider how the EU’s new anti-money laundering proposals may help drive much-needed change, and assess the more mature AML regime in the US and what could be learned from its experience as the EU framework is developed.

DOJ’s changing compliance approach is impractical, in-house lawyers say

DOJ’s changing compliance approach is impractical, in-house lawyers say

October 19, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

The absence of a specialist compliance counsel could leave prosecutors ill-equipped to evaluate the remediation efforts of companies ensnared in foreign bribery investigations, in-house lawyers say.

Criminal division deputy: Petrobras settlement shows commitment to 'piling on' policy

Criminal division deputy: Petrobras settlement shows commitment to 'piling on' policy

October 18, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

The principal deputy of the DOJ’s criminal division has said that the recent Petrobras settlement is a sign of the DOJ’s commitment to reducing “piling on” in a keynote speech in which he also highlighted the importance of transparency.

Swedish telecoms company says foreign bribery fine now likely

Swedish telecoms company says foreign bribery fine now likely

October 18, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

Ericsson, a Swedish telecoms company, has said it will probably have to pay a penalty to resolve a long-running Foreign Corrupt Practices Act probe.

Former Deutsche Bank traders to test Libor conviction

Former Deutsche Bank traders to test Libor conviction

October 18, 2018, GIR

Two former Deutsche Bank traders convicted of manipulating the Libor benchmark rate are set to challenge their convictions in a series of post-trial arguments.

World Bank sees spike in whistleblower complaints

World Bank sees spike in whistleblower complaints

October 18, 2018, GIR

More individuals from inside governments and companies are reporting fraud and corruption to the World Bank, including those who personally took part in the alleged misconduct.

Fresenius's FCPA penalty increases as settlement talks advance

Fresenius's FCPA penalty increases as settlement talks advance

October 18, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

German healthcare company Fresenius Medical Care has set aside a further $86 million for an upcoming foreign bribery settlement with US authorities.

The Lava Jato of Ecuador

The Lava Jato of Ecuador

October 17, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

The US Department of Justice’s prosecution of individuals accused of participating in a bribery scheme at Ecuador’s state-controlled oil company PetroEcuador is just a small part of a sprawling corruption scandal.

Audi accepts €800 million fine to settle diesel emissions investigation

Audi accepts €800 million fine to settle diesel emissions investigation

October 17, 2018, GIR

Munich prosecutors have fined car manufacturer Audi €800 million – the second-highest corporate fine ever in Germany – for breach of supervisory duties in connection with the diesel emissions scandal.