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UK court rules on the limits to partial waivers of privilege

UK court rules on the limits to partial waivers of privilege

June 28, 2017, GIR

A party seeking to selectively waive litigation privilege in a document must disclose the rest of that transaction, a UK High Court judge has ruled in a civil case.

Friestad: SEC could ask for longer statute of limitations after Kokesh

Friestad: SEC could ask for longer statute of limitations after Kokesh

June 27, 2017, GIR

The SEC enforcement division’s associate director said that the agency must investigate faster, or could ask for a longer statute of limitations on disgorgement, following the Supreme Court’s ruling in Kokesh.

Google wants an update to “outmoded” US communications storage laws

Google wants an update to “outmoded” US communications storage laws

June 26, 2017, GIR

Google’s general counsel has called for the US to adopt a legal standard for the jurisdiction of data based on the location of the user, not their data.

SEC battles Yahoo! over the right to access private emails

SEC battles Yahoo! over the right to access private emails

June 23, 2017, GIR

Civil liberties groups in the US have voiced support for Yahoo!’s refusal to turn over its users’ emails to the Securities and Exchange Commission without a warrant, according to an amicus brief filed in a Maryland federal court.

IRS criminal chief joins Deutsche Bank

IRS criminal chief joins Deutsche Bank

June 22, 2017, GIR

Deutsche Bank has hired Richard Weber, the former head of the US Internal Revenue Service’s criminal investigation arm, to lead its anti-financial crime division in the Americas.

DOJ pursues ex-Autonomy director’s compelled testimony

DOJ pursues ex-Autonomy director’s compelled testimony

June 19, 2017, GIR

US prosecutors investigating former Autonomy director Shushovan Hussain for wire fraud have filed for a subpoena seeking evidence compelled by the UK Financial Reporting Council and obtained by Hewlett-Packard.

JBS hires new head of compliance following US$3.14 billion leniency agreement

JBS hires new head of compliance following US$3.14 billion leniency agreement

June 14, 2017, GIR

JBS has hired White & Case partner Daniel Fridman to help improve its compliance programme days after the company’s majority shareholder entered into a settlement in Brazil.

Former Panama president faces extradition from US

Former Panama president faces extradition from US

June 14, 2017, GIR

Ricardo Martinelli, who is wanted in Panama for using state funds to spy illegally on political opponents, appeared before a US federal court in Miami on 13 June.

Sessions ends third-party settlement funding

Sessions ends third-party settlement funding

June 13, 2017, GIR

US lawyers say that a decision by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions that ends including payment to non-governmental organisations in corporate settlements may make penalty agreements more difficult to negotiate.

Brazilian prosecutor-turned-lawyer under ethics investigation following J&F settlement

Brazilian prosecutor-turned-lawyer under ethics investigation following J&F settlement

June 09, 2017, GIR

The Rio de Janeiro branch of Brazil’s bar association is investigating a Trench Rossi Watanabe lawyer’s role in J&F Investimentos’ leniency agreement negotiations with Brazilian authorities.