2018 Year-End Cross-Border Government Investigations and Regulatory Enforcement Review

Alerts / April 2, 2019

BakerHostetler’s White Collar, Investigations and Securities Enforcement and Litigation team is pleased to release its 2018 Year-End Cross-Border Government Investigations and Regulatory Enforcement Review, a resource for companies and their counsel when they are confronted with cross-border regulatory or enforcement issues.

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Key cross-border investigation highlights covered in this year’s report include:

  • Ongoing enforcement trends: a focus on cybercrime, trade secrets theft and anti-corruption/anti-money-laundering enforcement; the U.S. continuing to prioritize the enforcement of trade sanctions laws; significant DOJ and CFTC enforcement actions regarding “spoofing”; U.S. cross-border actions for alleged Libor and forex market manipulation, as well as for accounting fraud; increased regulation, and law enforcement investigations, of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency.
  • Significant legal changes in 2018 that might curtail U.S. law enforcement’s broad jurisdictional approach.
  • The adoption of new policies by law enforcement authorities in various countries that reflect the increased coordination among them, as well as the influence of U.S. practices.Developments in overseas data protection and attorney-client privilege laws that will have a substantial impact on the manner in which cross-border international investigations will be conducted.

Webinar Invitation: Cross-Border Regulation and Enforcement: Developments and Trends You Need to Know for 2019In conjunction with the release of the 2018 Year-End Cross-Border Government Investigations and Regulatory Enforcement Review, we invite you to join BakerHostetler for a webinar on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 12 – 1 p.m. EDT. Partners Jonathan New and Patrick Campbell, the BakerHostetler report editors, as well as Michael Potts, Partner with the U.K. law firm Byrne and Partners LLP, and Daniel Lucien Bühr, Partner with the Swiss law firm LALIVE, will cover the key trends in this year’s report, focusing on what companies, directors, officers and in-house counsel need to be aware of in this arena.

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