Halfway through 2016, the international community has seen a staggering variety of cross-border investigations and enforcement actions. Brexit, the release of the Panama Papers, allegations of widespread sports doping and the lifting of economic sanctions against Iran have all developed since our last report, and we examine these issues and more in the 2016 Mid-Year Cross-Border Government Investigations and Regulatory Enforcement Review. In addition, ongoing issues in the securities markets, as well as data protection and cybercrime are reviewed.
The report is divided into sections comprising Securities Fraud, Money Laundering, Investigations of Corruption in International Sports, Trade Sanctions and Export Controls, Executive Accountability, and the U.S. Governmentâ€™s Authority to Seize Data Stored Overseas. Each section reviews developments since our last report and examines potential outcomes and changes.