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Swiss blocking statute: “The perfect catch-22”

Swiss blocking statute: “The perfect catch-22”

July 15, 2019, GIR

Companies based in Switzerland should take all the necessary steps to comply with Swiss law before they hand over information to foreign authorities during investigations or face the consequences, local lawyers say.

UK economic crime report “does nothing” to address resourcing concerns

UK economic crime report “does nothing” to address resourcing concerns

July 12, 2019, GIR

The UK government’s new proposal to fight economic crime has been criticised for failing to address inadequate resources and handing financial institutions an influential role in policy making.

US Treasury Department’s “devastating” legal brain drain continues

US Treasury Department’s “devastating” legal brain drain continues

July 11, 2019, GIR

The small office of lawyers within the US Treasury Department that scrutinises all sanctions activity has lost its second-in-command, as the drain of institutional knowledge persists under President Trump.

Trade secret theft: approach US prosecutors with caution

Trade secret theft: approach US prosecutors with caution

June 18, 2019, GIR

For corporate victims of trade secret theft, the decision of whether to inform the US government is simultaneously the most important and most complicated.

UK financial regulator reveals time spent on “tuna bond” probe

UK financial regulator reveals time spent on “tuna bond” probe

June 14, 2019, GIR

The FCA has denied downgrading its investigation into Credit Suisse’s involvement in the $2 billion Mozambique fraud scandal as it disclosed the number of hours its staff spent on the investigation.

Lawyers pour scorn on Dutch prosecutors’ call for privilege reform

Lawyers pour scorn on Dutch prosecutors’ call for privilege reform

June 14, 2019, GIR

As a privilege dispute delays a corruption investigation into Shell, Dutch prosecutors have warned they will no longer be able to pursue large cases if current procedures to resolve such disagreements aren’t changed.

FCPA whistleblower lawyers: The early years were difficult

FCPA whistleblower lawyers: The early years were difficult

June 10, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

Around nine years ago two former Big Law attorneys gambled on building their own FCPA whistleblower practice. Their bet may finally be about to pay off.

Moro committed “ethical violations” while overseeing Operation Car Wash, news outlet says

Moro committed “ethical violations” while overseeing Operation Car Wash, news outlet says

June 10, 2019, GIR

The online publication also claims to have obtained messages that show prosecutors were politically motivated to go after Lula to stop the ex-president from winning the 2018 election.

Subjects of German EAWs given “get out of jail free” card

Subjects of German EAWs given “get out of jail free” card

May 28, 2019, GIR

The European Court of Justice has found that the procedures that German public prosecutor’s offices use to issue European arrest warrants do not meet European standards, a decision that invalidates all EAWs issued by German public prosecutors.

Bosch settles Dieselgate investigation for €90 million

Bosch settles Dieselgate investigation for €90 million

May 23, 2019, GIR

Technology supplier Bosch agreed to pay a €90 million fine to settle a German emissions-related investigation into the company.