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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.

Judge McMahon’s “outsourcing” of investigations judgment: top five takeaways

Judge McMahon’s “outsourcing” of investigations judgment: top five takeaways

May 21, 2019, GIR

GIR speaks to lawyers about US District Judge Colleen McMahon’s comments that she was “deeply troubled” by the practice of outsourcing investigations to private law firms and their potential impact on how probes are structured in the future.

Notebook scandal gives Argentina “unprecedented opportunity” to tackle corruption, official says

Notebook scandal gives Argentina “unprecedented opportunity” to tackle corruption, official says

May 17, 2019, GIR

The president of Argentina’s financial information unit has said that a high-profile case that hit the headlines last year presents an opportunity for significant anti-corruption reforms in the country.

A lawyer’s battle with prosecutors lifts lid on Odebrecht money laundering probe

A lawyer’s battle with prosecutors lifts lid on Odebrecht money laundering probe

May 08, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

As Peruvian authorities go after alleged key players in Odebrecht’s money laundering scheme, the US also makes a move – and angers a Miami defence lawyer in the process.

US judge “deeply troubled” by practice of outsourcing government investigations to law firms

US judge “deeply troubled” by practice of outsourcing government investigations to law firms

May 03, 2019, GIR

Lawyers GIR spoke to believe that Judge McMahon’s judgment will have a significant effect on the DOJ’s conduct and interaction with external counsel during investigations.