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Russian companies win judicial review claim against the City of London Police

Russian companies win judicial review claim against the City of London Police

April 19, 2017, GIR

UK police acted unlawfully when seizing US$21 million from four Russian trading companies as part of a money-laundering investigation, a court has ruled.

Astigarraga Davis founders launch Miami asset recovery boutique

Astigarraga Davis founders launch Miami asset recovery boutique

April 19, 2017, GIR

Conflicts over a multibillion-dollar case involving TD Bank prevented the asset recovery practice at Astigarraga Davis from following its arbitration team to Reed Smith, Ed Davis tells GIR.

Davis Polk’s Hong Kong office poaches former New York prosecutor from cross-town rival

Davis Polk’s Hong Kong office poaches former New York prosecutor from cross-town rival

April 19, 2017, GIR

Patrick Sinclair has joined Davis Polk’s Hong Kong practice from Ropes & Gray, where he was a partner in the firm’s government enforcement practice.

Supreme Court justices struggle with SEC’s use of disgorgement

Supreme Court justices struggle with SEC’s use of disgorgement

April 18, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The SEC walked a tightrope trying to distinguish disgorgement from forfeiture and civil penalties before the US Supreme Court today, as justices grilled the regulator’s counsel on what set the enforcement tool apart.

DOJ could encourage more voluntary disclosure, McFadden says

DOJ could encourage more voluntary disclosure, McFadden says

April 18, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The Department of Justice is reviewing whether its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act pilot programme can be tweaked to encourage more self-reporting, acting principal deputy assistant attorney general Trevor McFadden said in a speech.

The Odebrecht Fact Sheet

The Odebrecht Fact Sheet

April 18, 2017, GIR

Now that Odebrecht has reached a final settlement figure with the US, Brazilian and Swiss authorities, GIR presents an updated summary of the continuing fallout from the bribery scandal across Latin America and Africa.

Davis Polk's Raul Yanes joins Morgan Stanley

Davis Polk's Raul Yanes joins Morgan Stanley

April 18, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Raul Yanes, who was head of litigation in the firm's Washington office, will become the financial services firm's new chief compliance officer.

US judge approves reduced penalty for Odebrecht

US judge approves reduced penalty for Odebrecht

April 18, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The Justice Department has agreed that the Brazilian construction company would be unable to pay the full penalty imposed as part of its global foreign bribery settlement in December.

Airbus faces multiple lawsuits and bribery investigations over aircraft deals

Airbus faces multiple lawsuits and bribery investigations over aircraft deals

April 18, 2017, GIR

Former consultants hired to advise Airbus on business deals are suing the aerospace company as it handles corruption investigations around the world.

Odebrecht to pay US$93 million to DOJ after FCPA guilty plea

Odebrecht to pay US$93 million to DOJ after FCPA guilty plea

April 14, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The US Department of Justice will take US$93 million out of a total US$2.6 billion criminal penalty imposed on Brazilian construction company Odebrecht as part of a foreign bribery settlement in December.