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Lack of clarity surrounds FCA enforcement policies under Bailey

The new FCA head has said the UK regulator will continue to focus on going after individuals, and tackling market abuse and insider trading, but left the industry wondering whether he will shift the balance away from enforcement.

Arbitrator bribery suit continues despite settlement

A US insurer has settled an acrimonious dispute with a former business partner whom it accused of bribery – but has yet to withdraw litigation against the Italian arbitrator alleged to have been bribed.

1MDB: Singapore announces its largest-ever money-laundering asset seizure

A day after the DOJ unveiled its largest-ever kleptocracy case, Singapore authorities announced the seizure of an additional US$177 million in 1MDB-related assets and accused four banks that handled transactions linked to the embattled Malaysian investment fund of anti-money laundering failings.

  • Unaoil lines up counsel for bribery probe

    As the SFO announces that it is investigating Unaoil for bribery, GIR can confirm that the oil services company has instructed at least three firms and a QC to advise on the fallout from the corruption scandal.

  • Microsoft warrant judgment not the last word in dispute

    Outdated US legislation on electronic communications privacy allowed Microsoft to win an appeal against a DOJ warrant to access data stored abroad, but lawyers predict that prosecutors will take it to a higher court.

  • Former New York judge leaves Dechert for litigation boutique

    James McGuire, who has served as chief counsel to the governor of New York and as a judge in the state’s Supreme Court, has joined Holwell Shuster & Goldberg, where he will split his time between white-collar work and commercial litigation.

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Judge’s DPA intervention usurped DOJ powers, HSBC says

HSBC has slammed a former Brooklyn judge’s “egregious” decision to release a sensitive monitor report tied to the UK bank’s 2012 deferred prosecution agreement, in a sharply worded brief filed with the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on 21 July.

FCPA Docket: JP Morgan Chase nearing US$200 million settlement

22 July 2016: In today’s FCPA news, JP Morgan Chase is reportedly nearing an agreement with US authorities to settle charges that its hiring practices in Asia violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Microsoft warrant judgment not the last word in dispute

Outdated US legislation on electronic communications privacy allowed Microsoft to win an appeal against a DOJ warrant to access data stored abroad, but lawyers predict that prosecutors will take it to a higher court.

Former New York judge leaves Dechert for litigation boutique

James McGuire, who has served as chief counsel to the governor of New York and as a judge in the state’s Supreme Court, has joined Holwell Shuster & Goldberg, where he will split his time between white-collar work and commercial litigation.

GIR Live London: DPAs and privilege

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office concluded its first deferred prosecution agreement with Standard Bank in late 2015. At GIR Live London in April, panellists – including counsel to Standard Bank – scrutinised the case, from the importance of witnesses’ first accounts to scepticism on the part of the judiciary.

Marianne Djupesland: Yara, Telenor and waiving privilege

In an interview with GIR, Marianne Djupesland, the head of corruption at Norway’s prosecution authority Økokrim rejects Transparency International’s 2015...

Conference coverage

GIR Live London: DPAs and privilege

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office concluded its first deferred prosecution agreement with Standard Bank in late 2015. At GIR Live London in April, panellists – including counsel to Standard Bank – scrutinised the case, from the importance of witnesses’ first accounts to scepticism on the part of the judiciary.

Debrief

Hypo Bank: Decline and fall

A six-year investigation into the collapse of a European banking empire still has no end in sight. At the close of 2014, the inquiry fell into crisis when its lead investigator was fired over alleged political connections – and things have not recovered since. By Rahul Rose.

Volume 3, Issue 2 of Global Investigations Review

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3rd Annual GIR Live New York

Global Investigations Review is pleased to announce a major international conference to be held in New York. Thursday, 15 September 2016

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2nd Annual GIR Awards Ceremony

Global Investigations Review is pleased to announce its annual awards ceremony taking place in New York.

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The European, Middle Eastern and African Investigations Review 2015

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Foreword

Nick Benwell

Cross-border overview: data privacy and transfer

William Long and Michele Tagliaferri

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Securities & Related Investigations

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Italy

Pietro M Fioruzzi, Fabio Saccone and Marco Scalera

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

United Kingdom

Sunil Gadhia, Jonathan Kelly and James Brady

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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