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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.

Two convicted in Cryptometrics foreign bribery case

Two convicted in Cryptometrics foreign bribery case

February 05, 2019, GIR

A Canadian court has convicted UK national Shailesh Govindia and US national Robert Barra in connection with a failed scheme to bribe Air India officials.

Huawei hit with barrage of charges from US authorities

Huawei hit with barrage of charges from US authorities

January 29, 2019, GIR

US authorities have lambasted Huawei for its “blatant disregard” of US law in a series of sweeping indictments against the world’s largest telecoms equipment company.

Lawyers concerned by DOJ’s stance on non-waiver agreements

Lawyers concerned by DOJ’s stance on non-waiver agreements

January 28, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The DOJ has changed tack after it lost a privilege battle last year. Lawyers say the implications for corporate cooperation are profound.

Germany beats US in extradition request connected to Panama Papers revelations

Germany beats US in extradition request connected to Panama Papers revelations

January 28, 2019, GIR

German national and former investment manager Dirk Brauer was extradited from France to Germany on 24 January in connection with a money laundering investigation stemming from the Panama Papers data leak.

Ex-Tesco exec acquitted of fraud and false accounting

Ex-Tesco exec acquitted of fraud and false accounting

January 23, 2019, GIR

Following the conclusion of the Tesco accounting fraud trial, the defendants' lawyers speak out about the “fundamental unfairness” of the DPA process.