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Proposed US bill puts banks on collision course with incoming GDPR

A proposed US law requiring foreign banks to hand information to authorities within 10 days of a demand – or face being cut off from correspondent banks – would put financial institutions in direct conflict with EU data protection laws coming into force in May, lawyers say.

HSBC settles FX manipulation investigation for US$101 million

HSBC announced on 18 January that it has agreed to pay US$101.5 million to resolve a US Department of Justice inquiry into whether it manipulated foreign exchange markets to the detriment of its clients.

Eight partners leave Quinn Emanuel

Eight Quinn Emanuel partners, including the co-chair of the firm’s white-collar crime practice, have left the firm to form litigation boutique Selendy & Gay.

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Fraud section prosecutor numbers slide

The first year of the Trump administration saw a fall in the number of prosecutors and contract staff employed by the criminal division’s fraud section.

Petrobras makes case to DC Circuit to dismiss investor lawsuit

Petrobras told the DC appeals court on 19 January that a bribery-related investor lawsuit should be heard in Brazil instead. But an appeals judge questioned the argument.

Proposed US bill puts banks on collision course with incoming GDPR

A proposed US law requiring foreign banks to hand information to authorities within 10 days of a demand – or face being cut off from correspondent banks – would put financial institutions in direct conflict with EU data protection laws coming into force in May, lawyers say.

Eight partners leave Quinn Emanuel

Eight Quinn Emanuel partners, including the co-chair of the firm’s white-collar crime practice, have left the firm to form litigation boutique Selendy & Gay.

Morgan Lewis lawyers to be cross-examined after adverse privilege decision

Morgan Lewis must hand over notes from witness interviews after a US district court ruled that the firm waived work-product privilege over the documents by summarising them in a 2013 oral presentation to the SEC.

Adam Hickey: work with us on cybercrime

Adam Hickey, the deputy assistant attorney general at the US Department of Justice’s national security division, talks to GIR about the DOJ’s cybersecurity...

Conference coverage

Ex-Barclays whistleblowing chief: anonymous chat rooms best protect whistleblowers

The former head of whistleblowing at UK bank Barclays said that companies should use anonymous chat rooms to ensure that a whistleblower's identity is truly protected.

Siemens compliance officer calls for global self-reporting framework

A global self-reporting framework for international companies would be a “real game-changer” that could bring many cases of foreign bribery to light, Siemens...

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The European, Middle Eastern and African Investigations Review 2017

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Investigating Accounting Irregularities

Andrew Grantham

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Money Laundering Compliance and Investigations across EMEA

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The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations

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Judith Seddon , Eleanor Davison , Christopher J Morvillo , Michael Bowes QC and Luke Tolaini

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William H Devaney and Jonathan Peddie

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Peter MacKay and Chris Burkett

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Switzerland

Christophe Emonet and Cécile Zumstein

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