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Akin Gump awaits Dahdaleh legal costs decision

Akin Gump awaits Dahdaleh legal costs decision

March 14, 2014, GIR

A UK judge will decide next week whether Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld partner Mark MacDougall committed ‘serious misconduct’ in his involvement with the Serious Fraud Office's collapsed Victor Dahdaleh bribery trial, which would allow Dahdaleh to recover legal costs from him and the firm.

Supreme Court SOX decision less significant in light of Dodd-Frank, observers say

Supreme Court SOX decision less significant in light of Dodd-Frank, observers say

March 07, 2014, GIR

A US Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday extended Sarbanes-Oxley’s whistleblower provisions to employees of private contractors to publicly traded companies, though observers say the decision is unlikely to have a significant effect as whistleblowers increasingly turn to Dodd-Frank.

UK lawyers question FCA's use of attestations

UK lawyers question FCA's use of attestations

February 26, 2014, GIR

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has asked compliance officers to sign documents that force them to take ultimate responsibility for certain internal controls at banks. Practitioners question this approach, saying the policy was designed to hold only the most senior executives to account.

An interview with David Sonter

February 13, 2014, GIR

David Sonter is Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s corporate country partner for Brazil. He has over 10 years’ experience of the legal climate in Brazil and he talks to GIR about the challenges of advising clients there as well as the new anti-corruption law that’s just come into force.