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Corporate investigations: key issues for boards and in-house lawyers

With the steady increase of global regulation and enforcement across all industries in today's commercial world, the conduct by companies of independent and credible internal investigations is swiftly being recognised as a standalone area of expertise

Court of Appeal Judgment Strengthens Privilege Protection in Hong Kong

The recent judgment of the Hong Kong Court of Appeal offers greater protection to legal communications and documents created between clients and their lawyers...

How to keep your Internal Investigation under Control

In an unlikely "about-face" from years of prior practice, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission recently publicly cautioned companies...

Compliance Trends around the World – 10 Questions for the Compliance Heads of Baker...

We asked Mini vandePol (Head of the Baker & McKenzie Global and Asia-Pacific Compliance Practice Group), Joan Meyer (Head of the North American Compliance...

Tarun’s Ten Commandments for Conducting Internal Investigations

Since 2001, public companies have retained law firms to conduct thousands of internal investigations of suspected wrongdoing by executives or employees. Lawyers can debate...

Big Brother’s New Friends: Implications for Corporate Investigations Of the DOJ’s Increasing Cooperation With...

The days of the US Justice Department being the sole prosecutor of international corporate corruption are long gone. Recent news reports are replete with...

France: French AMF and US SEC intensify cooperation

As part of the strengthening of international cooperation practices between market regulators, the US market regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), is...

Close Call: Privilege in Internal Investigations Survives Another Attack

In June, a U.S. Appeals Court vacated a lower court decision that gutted the attorney-client privilege in the context of internal investigations partly performed...

Global Internal Investigations: Attending to Data Privacy Laws When Collecting and Transferring Information

A frantic call comes in. A company’s auditors have found that something is amiss. A whistleblower has come forward or an enforcement agency has...

Ex-CEO attacks confidentiality of internal investigations in US court

The Wall Street Journal reported on 12 October 2014 that an ex-CEO is seeking to force his former employer to turn over the results...

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