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France set to appoint new PNF leader

France set to appoint new PNF leader

September 26, 2019, GIR

Reims prosecutor Jean-François Bohnert is set to become the new head of France’s National Financial Prosecutor’s Office.

Steptoe & Johnson recruits high-profile Washington, DC, lawyer

Steptoe & Johnson recruits high-profile Washington, DC, lawyer

September 26, 2019, GIR

Prominent US lawyer Michael Bromwich has joined Steptoe & Johnson’s white-collar defence practice, following recent representations of former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe and Christine Blasey Ford.

Danske Bank aims to lead the Nordics’ fight against financial crime

Danske Bank aims to lead the Nordics’ fight against financial crime

September 25, 2019, GIR

Satnam Lehal, Danske Bank's head of financial crime compliance, spoke to GIR in an interview about the bank's response to one of the world's largest money laundering scandals.

Counsel Watch: SEC settles fraud charges against Nissan and Ghosn

Counsel Watch: SEC settles fraud charges against Nissan and Ghosn

September 23, 2019, GIR

In the latest counsel watch, Cleary Gottlieb, Latham & Watkins and Paul Weiss help Nissan and its former CEO Carlos Ghosn settle SEC charges and Davis Polk guides PwC to resolve other charges brought by the same agency.

DLA Piper Chile opens white-collar crime practice

DLA Piper Chile opens white-collar crime practice

September 18, 2019, GIR

DLA Piper has launched its white-collar crime practice in Chile by hiring a partner from local criminal litigation boutique Cortés y Rodríguez Abogados to lead the area.

Fresh Accuracy recruit touts changing European investigations market

Fresh Accuracy recruit touts changing European investigations market

September 13, 2019, GIR

While speaking about his move to French consultancy firm Accuracy, Morgan Heavener told GIR that the string of recent penalties imposed on European companies has started to change attitudes on the continent towards internal investigations.

Herbert Smith Freehills lawyer joins UK Serious Fraud Office

Herbert Smith Freehills lawyer joins UK Serious Fraud Office

September 11, 2019, GIR

Partner Robert Hunt has returned to London from Herbert Smith Freehills’ Hong Kong office to take up a two-year secondment at the UK Serious Fraud Office.

Counsel Watch

Counsel Watch

September 09, 2019, GIR

In the latest counsel watch, the Libyan Investment Authority hires Michael Cohen’s former lawyer in its attempt to recover frozen assets and Debevoise & Plimpton acts for an individual tied to the Jeffrey Epstein scandal.

Mishcon de Reya enhances London extradition practice

Mishcon de Reya enhances London extradition practice

September 09, 2019, GIR

Mishcon de Reya has recruited specialist extradition barrister Ben Brandon as the firm continues to expand its UK white-collar offering.

Stephen Storey

Stephen Storey

September 06, 2019, GIR

The Head of group ethics and integrity in London tells GIR of the time he found himself interviewing a subject with the sound of militia machine gun fire ringing in his ears.