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Counsel Watch: the lawyers working on two major UK SFO prosecutions

In the latest counsel watch, the firms that are acting on the UK Serious Fraud Office’s prosecution of an alleged corruption scheme at Airbus’s Saudi subsidiary and the practitioners representing former G4S executives accused of fraud.

People News: Dutch ex-government investigator launches compliance shop

In the latest people news roundup, a former project leader at a Dutch financial crime agency who took part in investigations into SBM Offshore, ING, and more has set up a new compliance business and Zurich Insurance Group appoints a new general counsel.

Panama Papers “poster child” sentenced to four years

“I don’t think a non-incarcery sentence is appropriate in any sense here. It can’t be that you can commit so many crimes for such a length of time then turn around and say: ‘I’m 83’,” Manhattan federal district court Judge Richard Berman said at the hearing on Monday.

  • Peru’s congressional corruption investigation labelled overambitious

    A new congressional committee set up in Peru to investigate potential corruption in the construction sector has not been given a realistic time frame and risks jeopardising prosecutorial probes, according to local experts.

  • Ex-JPMorgan trader receives eight-month sentence

    Former JPMorgan Chase trader Akshay Aiyer has been sentenced to eight months in federal prison following his conviction on one count of conspiring to fix prices and rig bids for certain currencies.

  • GIR launches the Guide to Sanctions

    “There are books on anti-money laundering, there are books on bribery and corruption but there’s nothing like this for sanctions,” said Paul Feldberg at Jenner & Block, one of the guide's editors. “Sanctions is one of those areas that’s a complete mystery to some people and it doesn’t have to be.”

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Congress considers how to utilise FCPA fines

US lawmakers are mulling whether to use a portion of FCPA fines to finance anti-corruption efforts overseas.

Sargeant Marine pays $16 million over sprawling Latin America bribery scheme

An asphalt company has admitted to paying bribes to a host of officials at companies that are already being investigated in the US over widespread corruption schemes: Petrobras, PDVSA and PetroEcuador.

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Satellite communications company settles US sanctions probe

The New York-based Comtech has reached a settlement with the US Treasury Department for indirectly exporting satellite equipment to the once-sanctioned Sudanese civil aviation authority and for providing product training to its staff.

Manhattan judge slams prosecutors over handling of sanctions case

A Manhattan federal court judge has excoriated prosecutors for the botched prosecution of an Iranian businessman almost two months after she formally dismissed the case over persistent issues with evidence disclosure.

Flashpoints between companies and individuals in corporate investigations

Michelle de Kluyver and Nichola Peters at Addleshaw Goddard present the company view and Andrew Smith and Jessica Parker at Corker Binning the individual perspective in a wide-ranging conversation considering how parties can manage conflicting interests between the parties.

Counsel Watch: the lawyers working on two major UK SFO prosecutions

In the latest counsel watch, the firms that are acting on the UK Serious Fraud Office’s prosecution of an alleged corruption scheme at Airbus’s Saudi subsidiary and the practitioners representing former G4S executives accused of fraud.

South Africa’s new evidence-sharing rule to aid corruption investigations

A change to the rules governing South Africa’s long-running state capture inquiry will help prosecutors build corruption cases more quickly and efficiently, experts say.

Behind Danske Bank’s recruitment drive to revamp its compliance

Danske Bank’s remediation of its compliance functions “started like a rocket” after bringing top professionals into the fold, according to the bank’s chief...

Behind Danske Bank’s recruitment drive to revamp its compliance

Danske Bank’s remediation of its compliance functions “started like a rocket” after bringing top professionals into the fold, according to the bank’s chief...

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Reviews

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Europe, Middle East and Africa Investigations Review 2020

Highlights

Anti-Money Laundering Trends and Challenges

Deborah Luskin, Anant Modi, Selma Della Santina and Sarah Wrigley

Forensic Risk Alliance

Cleaning up the Mess: Effective Remediation in Internal Investigations in Africa

Benjamin S Haley, Sarah Crowder, Randall D Friedland and Thomas McGuire

Covington & Burling
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Guides

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The Guide to Monitorships - Second Edition

Highlights

9. Monitorships in East Asia

Jason J Kang, Daniel S Lee, Nan Wang, Ryan Middlemas and Hangil Lee

Kobre & Kim

10. Switzerland-ordered Monitorships

Simone Nadelhofer and Daniel Lucien Bühr

LALIVE
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Know-how

Extradition

Highlights

England & Wales

Anand Doobay

Boutique Law LLP

England and Wales

Anand Doobay

Boutique Law LLP

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Other areas of business law