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Former UBS trader wins Supreme Court case against Finma

Switzerland’s top court has said Finma cannot rely on unverified facts when placing individuals on a watch list that could ruin their careers.

FCA reopens Barclays Qatar investigation

The FCA has reopened an investigation into Barclays’ 2008 financial crisis fundraising in Qatar as charging decisions in the SFO investigation draw near.

Border arrest alert case throws spotlight on NZ SFO enforcement powers

New Zealand’s Serious Fraud Office has abused its enforcement powers and “manipulated” the country’s police force by asking it to place border arrest alerts on individuals before the agency has charged them with any crime, an Auckland lawyer told GIR.

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Shareholder demands internal General Cable documents tied to FCPA settlement

A shareholder in General Cable has asked a Delaware court to compel the Kentucky-based manufacturer of industrial cable products to turn over an audit report, emails and other documents tied to a recent foreign bribery settlement with US authorities.

Former telecoms exec turned fugitive pleads not guilty to Haiti FCPA charges

Almost six years after being charged by the US Department of Justice with bribing officials in Haiti, a former telecoms executive is finally contesting the allegations in court.

SFO has uphill battle to extradite Euribor traders

A French court decision blocking an SFO extradition request highlights the difficulty the British authority faces in its attempt to get four other former Deutsche Bank traders to face trial over the same alleged Euribor misconduct.

Bank of America counsel moves to McGuireWoods in Manhattan

McGuireWoods has hired a former Bank of America in-house lawyer as a partner in the firm’s government investigations and white-collar litigation practice group in New York.

2017: What’s coming up?

With enforcement agencies around the world ramping up the fight against economic crime, and a new, unpredictable US government, 2017 is set to be a tumultuous year. In December 2016 we invited six leading lawyers from the UK, Germany, the US and Hong Kong to give their predictions on what will be the big issues for investigations specialists over the coming 12 months.

Claudio Mascotto: Panama Papers, Beny Steinmetz and returning assets stolen by dictators

Claudio Mascotto, a senior prosecutor at the Office of the Geneva Attorney General, talks to GIR about his office’s investigation into billionaire mining...

Conference coverage

Beneficial ownership under the spotlight in DOJ investigations

US enforcers will take a “very hard look” at financial institutions’ compliance with a Treasury Department customer due diligence rule in future investigations, says the DOJ’s acting criminal division chief.

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.

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GIR Live Webinar – Privilege: Shifting Sands - Protecting Your Information in Cross-Border Regulatory Investigations

Global Investigations Review is pleased to announce the GIR Live Webinar, to be held on Wednesday, 3 May 2017 at 16.00 GMT.

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3rd Annual GIR Live London

Global Investigations Review is pleased to announce a major international conference to be held in London. Thursday, 27 April 2017.

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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

Sidley Austin LLP
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Securities & Related Investigations

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Sunil Gadhia, Jonathan Kelly and James Brady

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Italy

Pietro M Fioruzzi, Fabio Saccone and Marco Scalera

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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