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Unaoil-linked companies disclose updates on investigations

KBR and Petrofac have provided updates on their respective bribery investigations related to Monaco-based consultancy Unaoil.

US scientist detained in Moscow on bribery charges

Prosecutors in Moscow have charged a US scientist with facilitating bribery of a former official in the Russian government.

Ex-Unaoil CEO orchestrated allegedly illicit payments, court hears

Unaoil’s former CEO arranged for payments to an Iraqi government official handling a massive oil project that is at the heart of an ongoing bribery trial, a court has heard.

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Judge shuts down Morgan Stanley whistleblower case

A US Department of Labor judge has rejected an FCPA whistleblower’s lawsuit against Morgan Stanley because the former employee was based abroad.

Former Barbados minister Inniss bids to nix conviction

Donville Inniss has asked a Brooklyn federal judge to throw out his money laundering conviction after he was found guilty of laundering bribes through a US bank account.

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Halkbank agrees to contest indictment in court

The Turkish state-owned Halkbank has said it will appear in US federal court to dispute sanctions and money laundering charges, ending a months-long stand-off with US prosecutors.

Tourism industry attracts lion’s share of Helms-Burton cases

An analysis of all lawsuits filed against companies for trafficking in seized Cuban property reveals the industries most at risk of being sued.

Navigating the pitfalls of trade secret protection under Swiss Law

Saverio Lembo and Joel Fischer from Bär & Karrer explore trade secret protection in civil, criminal and extrajudicial proceedings in Switzerland. They discuss the dilemma that a company wishing to go to court may face: suing its opponent with the highest chances of success or protecting its secrets at all costs.

People News: Former SEC lawyer enters private practice

In the latest people news, a former US Securities and Exchange Commission trial lawyer joins Morrison & Foerster and Simpson Thacher has appointed a new national security regulatory practice leader.

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...

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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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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