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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 to build “a formidable team of friends in high places”, a jury has heard.

Ex-HSBC trader headed to Supreme Court over fraud conviction

HSBC’s former head of global forex trading in New York has said he intends to take his appeal against a conviction over a multibillion-dollar frontrunning scheme to the US Supreme Court.

GIR 40 under 40: deadline extended

The deadline for GIR 40 under 40 submissions has been extended to 31 January.

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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.

Blank Rome nets Vinson & Elkins partner

William Lawler, a former Vinson & Elkins partner, has joined Blank Rome in the firm’s white-collar defence and investigation group in Washington, DC.

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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.

Reiser Avocat founding partner: corruption under increasing scrutiny in Switzerland

Prosecutors in Switzerland have increased their scrutiny of illicit cash flows following Operation Car Wash, says one of the founding partners at a new Swiss boutique.

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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Pietro M Fioruzzi, Andrea Mantovani and Bernardo Massella Ducci Teri

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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