The UK’s Serious Fraud Office has had a somewhat bumpy ride recently although many people believe the outlook for the agency is positive. In this issue of GIR, SFO Director David Green discusses the authority’s renewed vision; comparisons to US corporate prosecutions; the arrival of DPAs; and the use of external counsel in the Victor Dahdaleh trial.
GIR also travelled to Amsterdam to visit some of the city’s leading investigations lawyers. With two major Dutch companies – SBM Offshore and Ballast Nedam – in the limelight recently, not to mention problems for Amsterdam-based auditor KPMG, lawyers there have seen a surge in this area of work.
We also find out why some Dutch lawyers are advising their clients that self-disclosing corruption issues in the Netherlands may not be quite as barmy as it sounds.
In this issue:
- Interview: David Green, Director – SFO
- Summoned to appear: the increasing investigative impacts of parliamentary select committees
- Interview: David Kirk – Light-touch regulation, individual prosecutions and agency cooperation
- UK braced for Innospec follow-on damages trial
- Interview: Marc Henzelin – European investigations, Swiss banks and unusual clients
- The Netherlands:
- Dutch Courage: Self-disclosing in the Netherlands
- Investigations Bar
- Interview: Homer Moyer – Declinations, disclosure & double-dipping
- Would ADM have stood up in court?
- A Nightmare on Server Street: Zettabytes and the emerging regulatory risks
- Interview: Mike Koehler – the uncomfortable truth about FCPA enforcement
- People News