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France right to fear US threat after Hoskins conviction

A French lawyer has said that France’s distrust of the DOJ is “at its peak level”.

People news: former ASIC official joins consulting firm

In the latest people news, a former chief at Australia’s corporate regulator joins Promontory Financial Group, the consulting firm investigating money laundering allegations at one of the country’s largest banks.

Oil executives had “friends in high places” in Iraq, court hears

Unaoil employees paid for flights, hotels and shopping trips for senior officials at an Iraqi state-owned oil company as part of an allegedly corrupt scheme, a jury has heard.

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Accused of paying off Taliban, companies lawyer up

A group of companies have selected leading law firms to represent them in a lawsuit alleging that the businesses inadvertently funded terrorist attacks by paying protection money to the Talibans.

Restitution fight delays Och-Ziff DPA

A restitution battle has forced hedge fund Och-Ziff Capital Management and the US Department of Justice to request an extension to a three-year deferred prosecution agreement.

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Canada yet to develop appetite for sanctions cases

Canada has active sanctions on more countries than the US but unlike its southern neighbour appears to have made little effort to enforce them.

Akin Gump registers to lobby for ZTE

Chinese phone parts manufacturer ZTE has retained Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld to “educate” the US government about its improved sanctions compliance.

Multinational companies overlook Canada’s foreign corruption law at their peril

Despite increased attention on the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act in Canada, multinational companies with a Canadian footprint still tend to focus almost exclusively on the FCPA when assessing their foreign corruption law risk. Partner Graeme Hamilton and senior associate Omar Madhany at Borden Ladner Gervais in Toronto explain the critical differences that these companies should take into account.

People news: former ASIC official joins consulting firm

In the latest people news, a former chief at Australia’s corporate regulator joins Promontory Financial Group, the consulting firm investigating money laundering allegations at one of the country’s largest banks.

Carlos Ghosn takes aim at prosecutors and Nissan's lawyers

Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn has accused Latham & Watkins of colluding with Japanese prosecutors at his first public appearance since becoming an international fugitive.

Olivier Catherine on Sapin II, AFA audits and the French paradox

The Paris-based group general counsel at French electrical parts distributor Sonepar – the first company to have successfully completed an audit by France’s...

Olivier Catherine on Sapin II, AFA audits and the French paradox

The Paris-based group general counsel at French electrical parts distributor Sonepar – the first company to have successfully completed an audit by France’s...

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Europe, The Middle East and Africa Investigations Review 2019

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The Geopolitics of Data Transfer

Weng Yee Ng

Forensic Risk Alliance

Money Laundering Compliance and Investigations across EMEA

Matthew Getz and David Bufton

Boies, Schiller & Flexner
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The Guide to Monitorships - First Edition

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Amélie Champsaur

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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Pietro M Fioruzzi, Andrea Mantovani and Bernardo Massella Ducci Teri

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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