Corporate Crime

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ASIC prosecuting company directors

Written by Bill Doogue, Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers It has become a loosely held secret around legal circles that ASIC are about to charge up to 50 Directors of large listed companies. This is beyond the media reports...

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Appearing before anti-corruption bodies

Written by Amelia Ramsay, Solicitor Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. The Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) is the body established to investigate and expose corruption and misconduct within the Victorian public sector. Powered by the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Act 2011, IBAC’s...

Anthony Lewis

ASIC investigations and prosecutions

Written by Andrew George. Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. Recently, our firm invited Anthony Lewis of the Victorian Bar to present a talk about ASIC investigations and Prosecutions.  Anthony is a very experienced Barrister who has experience across a number of...

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ASIC examinations – Section 19 examinations and banning orders

Written by Kristina Kothrakis. Accredited Criminal Law Specialist, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. If you work in the financial services sector, there would be nothing more daunting than being hauled in by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), to take...

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What this defence lawyer gained from the 2014 Anti-Corruption Conference

Written by Andrew George. Partner, Doogue + George Criminal Defence Lawyers. How quickly a year passes. Last year I wrote about attending the first Australian anti-corruption conference in Sydney and have now just returned home from the second. This is a conference aimed...

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Whistle blower blows on himself

Canada has just convicted the first individual to be charged with Bribery of a Foreign Public Official under Canadian Law. The sad irony is that Nazir Karigar, the person charged and convicted, was the informer who anonymously alerted the US Department of Justice...

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Bribery and corruption conference

Written by Andrew George. Partner, Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. Prior to our merger in February each of the previous firms was separately representing different clients in the first allegations of Bribery of a Foreign Official to come before the Courts....

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ASIC investigations: Corporate criminal liability

Australian Securities and Investments Commission investigations can lead to criminal prosecution and often imprisonment. Who is at risk? ASIC will investigate anyone in the corporate environment, regarding all matters, big or small. ASIC will pursue tip-offs, national and international and...