Corporate investigations in Russia are conducted in a heavily regulated environment. They are further complicated by numerous practical challenges. Observing the legal and factual requirements is like navigating through a minefield.… Continue Reading
Those of you reading this are likely to be connected to the world of investigation. “Investigation” is a word that captures the many and various disciplines of a profession that prides itself on competence and ethical behavior.… Continue Reading
Companies minimize the risk of corruption by adequately vetting their prospective representatives — typically by reviewing information about the financial interests and relevant connections of the intermediaries’ owners and key personnel, and screening those individuals for reputational and criminal-history issues.… Continue Reading
Companies are increasingly frustrated by privacy protection laws that vary from country to country. But the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which becomes law on May 25, 2018, eliminates much of the confusion with a uniform code for all EU nations.… Continue Reading
I spoke last Thursday with Adam S. Lee, the Special Agent in charge of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Richmond Division.
Forty percent of the respondents felt highly or moderately vulnerable to corruption and bribery.… Continue Reading
In the first post in this three-part series, I wrote about decision-making when the project is lawful but awful. But there are also risks when situations are lawful but new or novel.… Continue Reading
Jo Sherman spoke with me about her post on the FCPA Blog and how multinationals and their lawyers can deal with EU data protection rules after the Max Schrems decision.
As the owner of an English law firm based in the British Virgin Islands, I read with interest on the FCPA Blog about the recent changes to the European Union’s decision to toughen up even further its data protection rules.… Continue Reading
Investigations into allegations of bribery, corruption or misconduct in Europe just got a whole lot harder due to recent changes to the EU Data Privacy regime.
Traditionally, such investigations involved the collection of potentially relevant data on-site within the EU.… Continue Reading