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FCA to extend senior managers regime

FCA to extend senior managers regime

July 26, 2017, GIR

The UK Financial Conduct Authority is set to significantly broaden the scope of its senior managers regime to cover all employees in financial services companies, the regulator announced on 26 July.

Former TAP employees face corruption charges in Portugal

Former TAP employees face corruption charges in Portugal

July 25, 2017, GIR

Public prosecutors in Lisbon have filed corruption and forgery charges against four former TAP Airlines employees over millions of euros in "fictitious payments" the Portuguese carrier allegedly received from Sonair.

OFAC faces second due process appeal in a year

OFAC faces second due process appeal in a year

July 24, 2017, GIR

Just weeks after Epsilon Electronics unsuccessfully appealed against OFAC's "arbitrary and capricious" interpretation of its own sanctions guidelines, ExxonMobil is challenging an OFAC penalty, claiming the agency is violating its Fifth Amendment rights.

Crown prosecutor set to join Peters & Peters

Crown prosecutor set to join Peters & Peters

July 20, 2017, GIR

The outgoing head of special crime at the UK Crown Prosecution Service said that British lawyers should emulate their US counterparts by moving more readily between government and private practice.

HSBC monitor report ruling unlikely to trigger political debate

HSBC monitor report ruling unlikely to trigger political debate

July 19, 2017, GIR

There's little appetite on Capitol Hill to consider granting courts more oversight in settlements following a recent US appeals court ruling that restricts the power of judges to interfere in DPAs, lawyers have told GIR.

Barclays Qatar fundraising trial set for January 2019

Barclays Qatar fundraising trial set for January 2019

July 17, 2017, GIR

The criminal trial of four former top Barclays executives charged over the bank’s crisis-era fundraising will begin on 9 January 2019, a judge said at Southwark Crown Court in London.

Ex-Johnson & Johnson vice-president facing trial in Greece

Ex-Johnson & Johnson vice-president facing trial in Greece

July 13, 2017, GIR

Greek authorities are prosecuting a former Johnson & Johnson employee already convicted of bribery in the UK after the SFO handed over information from his cooperation agreement.

Twitter’s First Amendment dispute with the DOJ moves forward

Twitter’s First Amendment dispute with the DOJ moves forward

July 11, 2017, GIR

Twitter’s fight to publish the number of requests it receives from US national security agencies for user data will head to trial after a judge rejected the DOJ’s request for a summary judgment.

GIR launches the 2017 Due Process Guide

GIR launches the 2017 Due Process Guide

July 06, 2017, GIR

Twenty years after China regained control of Hong Kong, the phrase “one country, two systems” certainly rings true, with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority receiving an A- grade in this year's Due Process Guide while China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce languishes at the bottom of the list for the second year running.

Five FCA talking points

Five FCA talking points

July 06, 2017, GIR

GIR selects the highlights of a trio of reports released by the UK Financial Conduct Authority on its enforcement record over the past year.