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Former acting deputy US attorney for SDNY to join Sidley Austin

Sidley Austin has recruited Joan Loughnane, a former acting deputy US attorney for the Southern District of New York, as part of an effort to strengthen its cybercrime offering.

GIR Awards: nominations deadline extended

GIR has extended the deadline for nominations by one week for its fourth annual awards ceremony, which will be held on 25 October at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.

Zürcher Kantonalbank enters into DPA following “substantial cooperation”

Manhattan prosecutors said that ZKB’s cooperation credit was reduced because the Zurich-based bank dissuaded two of its indicted employees from providing vital information that the bank knew would have furthered a tax evasion investigation.

  • Siemens CCO Moosmayer to join Novartis

    Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis has hired Klaus Moosmayer from German engineering company Siemens, months after Novartis’ general counsel resigned in the wake of a scandal over payments the company made to US President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen.

  • Court filing reveals potential cooperation breakdown in Jho Low yacht transfer

    Lawyers acting for companies controlled by Jho Low have asked the DOJ to clarify whether the Malaysian government lied when it said that the US government helped it seize the disgraced financier’s yacht as part of the 1MDB probe.

  • Maxwellisation: Necessary for an internal investigation, or going overboard?

    Many firms are looking for ways to ensure individuals are treated fairly in an internal investigation. Linklaters partner Alison Wilson and managing associate Ben Packer argue that the much-maligned practice of “Maxwellisation”, borrowed from public inquiries, could offer a solution.

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DOJ drops Eletrobras investigation

Brazil’s state-controlled electricity company Eletrobras has announced that the DOJ will not prosecute it for bribery, but an SEC settlement still looms.

Macao billionaire argues domestic anti-bribery law does not apply to UN

Ng Lap Seng argues prosecutors have wrongly interpreted a federal anti-corruption law to include the bribery of officials at international public organisations.

Maxwellisation: Necessary for an internal investigation, or going overboard?

Many firms are looking for ways to ensure individuals are treated fairly in an internal investigation. Linklaters partner Alison Wilson and managing associate Ben Packer argue that the much-maligned practice of “Maxwellisation”, borrowed from public inquiries, could offer a solution.

Former acting deputy US attorney for SDNY to join Sidley Austin

Sidley Austin has recruited Joan Loughnane, a former acting deputy US attorney for the Southern District of New York, as part of an effort to strengthen its cybercrime offering.

John Gibson: “We may be obliged to challenge overly ambitious privilege claims”

SFO case controller John Gibson, who led the authority’s high-profile privilege challenge against mining company ENRC, speaks to GIR about whether the...

Conference coverage

GIR Live: How to keep the cost of monitorships down

Lawyers with monitorship experience shared their thoughts on how companies can avoid “obscene expensing” during monitorships at GIR’s first-ever Women in Investigations conference.

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The European, Middle Eastern and African Investigations Review 2018

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