Options for internal investigations under Italian law and data protection issues | Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

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Following up on our previous article regarding internal investigations in Italy, issues that arise when the internal investigation concerns a white-collar crime are also worth addressing. When there is knowledge (or suspicion) that a crime has been committed within a company and a criminal proceeding is pending (or may be brought), internal investigations become particularly …

Digital maturity for legal departments | Wolters Kluwer

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The term ‘digital transformation’ has become a buzzword in the corporate world, although the meaning is open to interpretation. For some organisations, digital transformation simply means incorporating the latest app into existing infrastructure. Yet, another interpretation involves the implementation of technology, to change the way organisations conduct business. That’s where digital maturity comes into play …

Asset recovery in Turkey: are criminal proceedings the only way? | Moroğlu Arseven

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White-collar crimes have not only increased in scale but have also become increasingly sophisticated. Individuals, companies, and financial institutions have been outflanked by criminal attacks. Furthermore, with advancing technology and complex transactional structures, the proceeds of white-collar crime have become easier to dissipate and move. Accordingly, alongside combating the criminals, finding new and effective ways …

All together now | Herbert Smith Freehills

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The important role that UK business has to play in wider society is being reflected in their updated corporate governance arrangements, explain Paul Ellerman, Caroline Rae, Gareth Sykes and Ben Ward of Herbert Smith Freehills In most major jurisdictions there has been a considerable increase in focus on corporate governance issues in recent years. In …

New Portuguese powers to seize criminal spoils – a dangerous game | Rogério Alves & Associados

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As the level of sophistication of economic crime has evolved and increased, there has been a growing need to streamline the mechanisms for confiscating its benefits, thus eliminating its economic incentive and inculcating the idea that ‘crime does not pay’. The law went beyond a strict definition of white-collar crime and entered what is seen …

Corporate governance and compliance: two sides of the same coin | Machado Associados

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In the last five years, some Brazilian companies became well known internationally due to their involvement in some of the world’s largest corruption schemes. As contradictory as it may seem, some of the companies involved in these scandals were highly regarded for their compliance rules and/or were listed in the Novo Mercado segment (which means …