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Internal investigations: recent developments
More and more over the recent years, with a trend that has crossed the borders of common law jurisdictions and has reached those of civil law, criminal law is becoming not only a matter of judicial defence of a case but also, especially in the corporate world, a matter of preventing misconducts and, in the case of those that have been committed, a matter of prompt and effective collection of items of evidence for their ascertainment.
Internal investigations may be used for all the purposes above but, at the same time, raise many common problems for practitioners across the world.
This collection of articles, titled ‘Internal investigations: recent developments’, aims to provide the reader with an overview of how these investigations are used in different jurisdictions, and how the various issues around them are tackled.
Many thanks to the authors that have contributed to this call for papers and special thanks to Claudio Visco, Secretary General of the IBA, for having shared his thoughts on this topic in the introductory interview.
Studio Legale Cagnola & Associati, Italy; Publications and Newsletter Editor, IBA Criminal Law Committee