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A bribery case tests relations between the US and Brazil

A bribery case tests relations between the US and Brazil

March 20, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The DOJ declined to bring a foreign bribery case against a US drilling contractor. Now Brazilian prosecutors have asked the DOJ to freeze the contractor’s US assets following an investigation into the very same allegations.

CFTC’s “aggressive” foreign corruption push may struggle for resources

CFTC’s “aggressive” foreign corruption push may struggle for resources

March 18, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The CFTC’s foray into the foreign corruption space has been dogged by criticisms.

SFO Saudi Arabia bribery probe announcement on the horizon

SFO Saudi Arabia bribery probe announcement on the horizon

March 14, 2019, GIR

The UK SFO is poised to reveal a significant development in its investigation of Airbus subsidiary GPT Special Project Management after waiting over two years for approval to advance the case.

DOJ and SEC disagreed on Cognizant disgorgement

DOJ and SEC disagreed on Cognizant disgorgement

February 27, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The DOJ and SEC could not agree on how much Cognizant should disgorge in its recent foreign bribery settlement, according to documents and people familiar with the matter.

NGOs welcome impact of Global Magnitsky Act

NGOs welcome impact of Global Magnitsky Act

February 19, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

GIR Just Anti-Corruption investigates how the Global Magnitsky Act, which empowers the US government to sanction corrupt foreign officials, has been been enforced since it was implemented in late 2017.

OFAC attracts attention with North Korean eyelash case

OFAC attracts attention with North Korean eyelash case

February 15, 2019, GIR

A little-known US cosmetics company’s unwitting importation of eyelash kits from North Korea led to, what lawyers have labelled, a “shot across the bow” punishment from OFAC.

Brazilian lawyers react to Sérgio Moro’s replacement

Brazilian lawyers react to Sérgio Moro’s replacement

February 14, 2019, GIR

Brazilian practitioners have said that Luiz Antônio Bonat, who will replace Sérgio Moro as the new judge in charge of Operation Car Wash, will be just as tough as his predecessor, but more discreet.

New Zealand mulls deferred prosecution agreements

New Zealand mulls deferred prosecution agreements

February 12, 2019, GIR

New Zealand is considering following the lead of the US, UK and France by introducing deferred prosecution agreements to the country’s judicial landscape.

US grand jury subpoenas don’t trump UK civil discovery rules, judge says

US grand jury subpoenas don’t trump UK civil discovery rules, judge says

February 12, 2019, GIR

A UK judge has denied HP permission to hand documents obtained in civil litigation in England over to US authorities, despite the company’s claims that failure to do so means it can be held in contempt in the US.

Huawei stacks legal team with former US prosecutors

Huawei stacks legal team with former US prosecutors

February 06, 2019, GIR

Embattled Chinese telecoms-equipment company has recruited a squad of lawyers headlined by a former deputy attorney general and two ex-prosecutors to fight trade secret and sanctions charges.