16 March 2017
In pre-trial litigation with two former Magyar Telekom executives, the SEC has revealed how one executive, faced with an internal investigation by White & Case, downloaded software called “AbsoluteShield File Shredder”.
02 February 2016
GIR’s index of the lawyers and law firms behind the DoJ’s Swiss bank programme settlements: who advised who and how much their clients paid in penalties.
18 November 2015
The Securities and Exchange Commission is asking U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan in Manhattan to grant summary judgment on five contested issues in its long-running civil suit against Hungarian former telecom executives.
16 November 2015
The SEC has argued that Andras Balogh, Elek Straub, and Tamas Morvai were personally involved in the process of submitting periodic securities filings, and that their actions implicated the use of United States interstate commerce — one of the jurisdictional hooks of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
08 October 2015
The SEC’s motion for partial summary judgment and the former executives’ motion for summary judgment outline competing arguments about the SEC’s standing to bring a case and on the statute of limitations on the accusations.
09 September 2015
The former prime minister of Macedonia, Vlado Buckovski, has dismissed recently unsealed allegations from a former spy that he accepted a multi-million dollar bribe from Hungarian company Magyar Telekom to reduce competition in the telecoms market.
01 September 2015
Newly unsealed documents show that former Macedonian Secret Service Chief Slobodan Bogoeski, in multiple depositions with the SEC and defense counsel, claims to be an eyewitness to alleged Magyar Telekom bribery.
25 August 2015
The defendants contend that the SEC filed its claim after the five-year statute of limitations expired, arguing that the Commission could have filed its claims in summer 2005, but did not pursue the lawsuit until December 2011.
16 June 2014
The Hungarian defendants have tried for months to delay their depositions until after the statute of limitations runs on their alleged conduct in Macedonia.
20 May 2014
But U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Sullivan also said he would try to accommodate both sides after the former Magyar Telekom executives said DOJ declination letters don't rule out their prosecution on foreign bribery allegations.
Global Investigations Review is pleased to announce the GIR Live Webinar, to be held on Tuesday, 30 May 2017 at 15.30 GMT.
Global Investigations Review is pleased to announce a major international conference to be held in London. Thursday, 27 April 2017.
William Long and Michele Tagliaferri
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Outer Temple Chambers
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McGuireWoods London LLP
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