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The Value of Internal Investigations is Emphasised by Niall Hearty

Author: Niall Hearty  15 February 2024

Niall Hearty used two cases involving corporate bribery settlements as the basis for an article explaining the benefits of internal investigations.

In his piece, published by Thomson Reuters’ Regulatory Intelligence, he said the cases illustrated how the findings from internal investigations can help obtain lenient treatment.

In both of the cases, France's National Financial Prosecutor (PNF) had said in settlement documents that the "relevance of internal investigations" had been a factor in determining the size of the fines.

Niall emphasised that any company facing allegations or scrutiny can benefit from a well-planned, carefully conducted internal evaluation. Such an approach can, he added, identify problems, minimise the potential damage from legal or regulatory proceedings and help a firm remain operational.

He stressed that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to internal investigations and outlined how they should be planned.

His full article can be read here.

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Niall has a wealth of corporate crime expertise and an ability to coordinate global bribery and corruption cases. His achievements in such investigations have made him a logical choice for corporate clients.

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