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In foreign bribery lawsuit, Boston judge asks: where was the harm?

In foreign bribery lawsuit, Boston judge asks: where was the harm?

February 14, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

A US federal judge appeared to struggle with Bermuda’s argument that it automatically suffered harm from alleged bribes paid by a US healthcare non-profit.

Credit Suisse discloses US probe into Asia hiring practices

Credit Suisse discloses US probe into Asia hiring practices

February 14, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

Credit Suisse has publicly disclosed that it is under investigation by US authorities for its hiring practices in Asia.

Greek ex-ministers reject Novartis bribery allegations

Greek ex-ministers reject Novartis bribery allegations

February 14, 2018, GIR

Greece’s prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has called for a parliamentary inquiry into former ministers accused of accepting bribes from Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis.

Ex-FBI official: Increased anti-corruption resources now paying off

Ex-FBI official: Increased anti-corruption resources now paying off

February 13, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

GIR Just Anti-Corruption talks to George McEachern, who helped build the FBI’s international corruption unit, about his time at the agency and his new role at Exiger.

Covington hires 20-year SEC veteran

Covington hires 20-year SEC veteran

February 13, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

Gerald Hodgkins, a former associate director in the SEC’s enforcement division, has joined Covington & Burling in Washington, DC.

The Odebrecht Fact Sheet

The Odebrecht Fact Sheet

February 13, 2018, GIR

Despite reaching a settlement with US, Brazilian and Swiss authorities over a year ago, the fallout from Odebrecht’s bribery scheme continues with the company agreeing two additional settlements and Latin American prosecutors charging more public officials.

US charges five former PdVSA officials with bribery and money laundering

US charges five former PdVSA officials with bribery and money laundering

February 12, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

The DOJ has charged five former Venezuelan officials with participating in a scheme to launder bribes paid to secure contracts with the country’s state-owned oil company.

Justice Department to increase funding for MLAT reform

Justice Department to increase funding for MLAT reform

February 12, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

The Justice Department is increasing funds to support the criminal division’s Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty reforms.

DOJ wants civil case against Och-Ziff execs stayed to avoid “unfair advantage”

DOJ wants civil case against Och-Ziff execs stayed to avoid “unfair advantage”

February 12, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

The DOJ has warned a federal court of the risks of allowing the SEC’s foreign bribery case against two former Och-Ziff employees to continue while one of the individuals faces related criminal charges.

SFO charges Barclays again over 2008 Qatar loan

SFO charges Barclays again over 2008 Qatar loan

February 12, 2018, GIR

The Serious Fraud Office announced on 12 February it has charged Barclays Bank with unlawful “financial assistance” over a US$3 billion loan it made to Qatar in 2008.