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Russian FCPA case becomes a political football

Russian FCPA case becomes a political football

November 22, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The 2014 conviction of Russian uranium official Vadim Mikerin has become entangled in politics, with an FCPA line prosecutor getting swept up in the many coincidences.

FCPA Docket: Fifa trial updates, SEC annual reports

FCPA Docket: Fifa trial updates, SEC annual reports

November 22, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

In today’s news round-up: updates from the second week of the corruption trial of three former South American soccer officials and highlights from the SEC’s annual enforcement and whistleblower reports.

Mueller questions potential conflict in Russia investigation

Mueller questions potential conflict in Russia investigation

November 22, 2017, GIR

US special counsel Robert Mueller has asked a judge to inquire into the propriety of a lawyer who represents an individual charged in the Russia investigation as well as his business partner in a separate case.

SBM Offshore CEO’s admission of ‘willful blindness’ unusual, lawyers say

SBM Offshore CEO’s admission of ‘willful blindness’ unusual, lawyers say

November 21, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The only other time lawyers can recall a successful FCPA prosecution using the standard was the 2009 conviction of Frederic Bourke in an alleged Azerbaijani bribe scheme.

SEC report shows potential for “eye-opening” whistleblower awards

SEC report shows potential for “eye-opening” whistleblower awards

November 21, 2017, GIR

New SEC financial figures suggesting the agency will spend up to US$221 million on whistleblower awards in coming years are likely to attract legal professionals to work with potential tipsters, lawyers told GIR.

FCPA charges implicate second UN General Assembly President

FCPA charges implicate second UN General Assembly President

November 20, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The DOJ has charged two individuals for conspiring to bribe top level officials in Chad and Uganda, including a former president of the United Nations General Assembly.

Manhattan court filings reveal limits of US–Dutch cooperation

Manhattan court filings reveal limits of US–Dutch cooperation

November 20, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The lead prosecutor in a Russian money laundering case revealed the limits of cooperation from Dutch authorities in filings with a Manhattan federal court.

Addleshaw Goddard adds London partner

Addleshaw Goddard adds London partner

November 20, 2017, GIR

Addleshaw Goddard has recruited former Allen & Overy counsel Michelle de Kluyver as a partner in its London-based litigation team.

German prosecutor: lawyers should “establish a level of trust” with authorities

German prosecutor: lawyers should “establish a level of trust” with authorities

November 20, 2017, GIR

A German prosecutor has said the “most important thing” for lawyers to do when his office opens a criminal corruption investigation is for a company to start building a relationship with investigators.

Sessions rescinds guidance documents ‘that go too far’

Sessions rescinds guidance documents ‘that go too far’

November 17, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The attorney general has issued a memo prohibiting the DOJ from issuing “improper guidance documents”. But it won't affect the Yates Memo or FCPA pilot programme.