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No widespread, wrongful redactions of ENRC’s documents, judge rules

An English judge has dismissed part of a disclosure application by Dechert, stating that there is no reason to believe there were systematic problems in Kazakh miner ENRC’s privilege claims over documents connected to a legal malpractice lawsuit.

A view from the least corrupt country in the world: do we care too much about the perception of corruption?

Despite finishing top of Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index, New Zealand’s anti-corruption laws are outdated, porous and rarely enforced, writes Meredith Connell’s William Fotherby and Stephen Rankin.

Airbus quickly pays blockbuster bribery penalty

“The speed with which Airbus was able to pay the fine raises real questions about whether the global DPA has really impacted the company’s bottom line,” said an anti-corruption campaigner.

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DOJ points to Rakoff decision to fight Cognizant “outsourcing” concerns

In an attempt to thwart former Cognizant executives’ requests over “outsourcing” allegations, the DOJ has wielded a recent decision where a federal court was unconvinced by similar arguments.

World Bank official joins Zimmer Biomet

Mara Senn will work as a senior counsel in the medical device company’s global compliance investigations unit.

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US court to consider beefed up Cuban trafficking lawsuit against Amazon

A US citizen suing Amazon for taking advantage of land confiscated by the Cuban government has submitted extra evidence in a push to revive his lawsuit against the online retailer.

BIS undersecretary orders rethink of potentially “disproportionate” export control penalty

The head of the US Commerce Department’s export control division has told an administrative court to re-examine a $31 million fine it handed to an Estonian shipping company over dealings in Iran.

A view from the least corrupt country in the world: do we care too much about the perception of corruption?

Despite finishing top of Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index, New Zealand’s anti-corruption laws are outdated, porous and rarely enforced, writes Meredith Connell’s William Fotherby and Stephen Rankin.

Counsel Watch

In the latest counsel watch, Switzerland’s financial regulator hires a Zurich-based lawyer to investigate allegations of espionage at Credit Suisse while a Hogan Lovells team in London successfully fends of an appeal in a lawsuit linked to a $25 million fraud scheme.

UK lags behind US in spoofing cases despite “easier” laws

The UK’s financial authority is investigating only a handful of alleged spoofing cases despite an apparent increase in enforcement across the Atlantic.

France readying charges against individuals in Airbus bribery probe

A senior French prosecutor says decisions on whether to indict individuals in the record-breaking Airbus bribery investigation will be made “in the very...

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.

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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Anthony S Barkow and Michael Ross

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Securities & Related Investigations

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European Union

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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