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Octogenarian investor bemoans becoming Panama Papers “posterchild”

Lawyers for the first individual convicted in connection to the Panama Papers say their client has been unfairly linked to the worst crimes uncovered by the infamous data leak.

Switzerland names special prosecutor to investigate attorney general

The Swiss OAG’s disciplinary committee has appointed Stefan Keller as a special prosecutor to investigate Attorney General Michael Lauber over his alleged mishandling of the Fifa bribery probe.

Spain fines ex-ICBC execs millions over money laundering scheme

Spain’s National Court has handed a €22.7 million fine and prison sentences to four former employees of Chinese bank ICBC over allegations they laundered millions of euros on behalf of Asian criminal organisations.

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World Bank’s INT sees another management change

A senior official in the World Bank’s anti-corruption team, who oversaw the department’s prevention efforts, has left the unit. A recent job posting suggests he will be replaced by someone whose main job will be to oversee the unit’s investigative work.

Former White House deputy counsel joins Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins has hired Michael Bosworth in New York after his in-house role at MacAndrews & Forbes.

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Pursuing fugitive co-conspirator pointless after collapsed Iranian sanctions trial

Manhattan prosecutors say it would be wasteful, and potentially unfair, to continue to pursue a junior conspirator in an Iran sanctions case, following catastrophic evidentiary slips that require the office to undergo retraining.

US targets ships en route to Venezuela

Federal prosecutors in Washington, DC are attempting to seize the petroleum in four tankers travelling from Iran to Venezuela as the US tries to curtail a burgeoning fuel trade market between the two heavily sanctioned countries.

Wirecard saga exposes cracks in German financial regulation

German payment company Wirecard’s €2 billion accounting scandal illuminates some of the country’s supervisory shortcomings but criticism of the financial regulator could be misplaced.

GIR Awards: nominations wanted

GIR is seeking nominations for its sixth annual awards ceremony, which will highlight the most outstanding firms, lawyers and cases from the past year.

Alleged bribes, fake evidence and abuse of power at centre of Greek Novartis probe

An investigation into alleged bribery by Swiss life sciences company Novartis of high-level Greek politicians has been beset by disintegrating charges and allegations of falsified evidence and political interference.

An interview with Airbus GC John Harrison

In an exclusive interview with GIR, the Airbus GC provides a behind-the-scenes look at the process behind agreeing the largest foreign bribery resolution...

Conference coverage

GIR Live: Europe’s emerging enforcers and the post-Brexit investigations landscape

The rise in activity by prosecutors around Europe, the role of a company’s culture in investigations, and cross-border cooperation now that the UK has left the EU will be top of the agenda at GIR Live: London on 2 April.

Airbus GC: I have total faith in the integrity of Dechert

Airbus never had any doubts about working with Dechert in the company’s record-breaking foreign bribery case amid continuing scrutiny of the firm and its...

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Europe, Middle East and Africa Investigations Review 2020

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Anti-Money Laundering Trends and Challenges

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