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Morgan Lewis lawyers to be cross-examined after adverse privilege decision

Morgan Lewis lawyers to be cross-examined after adverse privilege decision

January 03, 2018, GIR

Morgan Lewis must hand over notes from witness interviews after a US district court ruled that the firm waived work-product privilege over the documents by summarising them in a 2013 oral presentation to the SEC.

In SBM Offshore case, lines between commercial and government bribery blur

In SBM Offshore case, lines between commercial and government bribery blur

December 13, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

A recent DOJ settlement raises the possibility of prosecutors using the FCPA to take on commercial bribery, lawyers say.

DOJ may have tailored Rolls-Royce exec plea in light of Hoskins case

DOJ may have tailored Rolls-Royce exec plea in light of Hoskins case

December 12, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The DOJ probably structured a plea deal with a former Rolls-Royce executive to address jurisdictional concerns raised in a similar but separate foreign bribery case, lawyers say.

DOJ eyeing individuals linked to Odebrecht bribery scheme

DOJ eyeing individuals linked to Odebrecht bribery scheme

December 07, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

US prosecutors appear to have filed cases against two individuals who were identified by Brazilian authorities in plea testimonies as having helped Odebrecht executives launder money but who were never pursued.

SBM can settle Brazil allegations for US$340 million

SBM can settle Brazil allegations for US$340 million

December 04, 2017, GIR

Brazilian authorities appear to have settled on the sum SBM Offshore must pay to conclude a long-running bribery investigation, but remain divided on the non-financial terms of the agreement.

Judge slams DOJ plea deal with Pharma company, sending case to trial

Judge slams DOJ plea deal with Pharma company, sending case to trial

December 01, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

A Massachusetts federal judge rejected a settlement between a pharmaceutical company and the US Department of Justice, ordering the case to trial.

‘Piling on’ debate between top DOJ official and defence lawyer gets heated

‘Piling on’ debate between top DOJ official and defence lawyer gets heated

November 30, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

A Big Law partner and senior DOJ official disagreed on whether the US is “piling on” prosecutions in cases where foreign countries are already enforcing anti-corruption laws.

Supreme Court justices struggle to find ambiguity in Dodd-Frank whistleblower provisions

Supreme Court justices struggle to find ambiguity in Dodd-Frank whistleblower provisions

November 28, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Supreme Court justices have questioned whether whistleblowers who only report misconduct to their employers are protected from retaliation under Dodd-Frank.

HSBC awarded landmark French settlement despite minimal cooperation

HSBC awarded landmark French settlement despite minimal cooperation

November 28, 2017, GIR

French prosecutors offered HSBC a "DPA" that appears to lack a deferred prosecution aspect, and despite the bank’s negligible cooperation during the investigation.

Pabon counsel attacks “egregious failings” of SFO expert witness

Pabon counsel attacks “egregious failings” of SFO expert witness

November 27, 2017, GIR

Lawyers say that a win for convicted ex-Barclays trader Alex Pabon in discrediting the SFO’s Libor expert witness won’t necessarily help his co-convicted traders overturn their convictions.