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Long-Awaited World Bank Sanctions Review Report Is Presented

October 27, 2014, JUST SANCTIONS

U.S. corporate defense lawyers have urged reforms to the Bank's system of investigating and punishing corrupt contractors, amid a fight over selection of corporate monitors and due process concerns.

Russians to face uphill legal battle challenging EU sanctions

Russians to face uphill legal battle challenging EU sanctions

October 20, 2014, JUST SANCTIONS

The legal challenges launched by Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft and businessman Arkady Rotenberg against the European Council’s sanctions measures will be lengthy and difficult to win, say lawyers.

Analogic Says U.S. Foreign Bribery Sanctions Are 'Reasonably Likely'

September 30, 2014, JUST SANCTIONS

The company disclosed in 2011 it was investigating transactions to third parties by distributors at its Danish subsidiary.

Huawei probe highlights increase in Chinese internal investigations

Huawei probe highlights increase in Chinese internal investigations

September 12, 2014, JUST SANCTIONS

Chinese telecommunications company Huawei has handed four employees over to government enforcers after an investigation allegedly revealed corruption among some of its staff.

Standard Chartered settles AML charges

Standard Chartered settles AML charges

August 20, 2014, JUST SANCTIONS

UK bank Standard Chartered has agreed to pay US$300 million to settle anti-money laundering charges brought by the New York State financial regulator after a monitor discovered failures in the bank’s internal compliance controls.

PwC penalised after redacting bank investigation report

PwC penalised after redacting bank investigation report

August 19, 2014, JUST SANCTIONS

Auditor PwC has admitted removing important information from an internal investigation report examining sanctions breaches at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi before sending it to New York’s Department of Financial Services.

Akin Gump hires sanctions lawyer

Akin Gump hires sanctions lawyer

August 15, 2014, JUST SANCTIONS

Former Baker & McKenzie lawyer Jonathan Poling has joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld as partner in its international trade practice in Washington, DC.

Fried Frank hires sanctions specialist from Steptoe & Johnson

Fried Frank hires sanctions specialist from Steptoe & Johnson

August 14, 2014, JUST SANCTIONS

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has hired special counsel Michael Gershberg in Washington, DC, where he will focus on economic sanctions and export controls.

Switzerland expands measures against Ukraine and Russia

Switzerland expands measures against Ukraine and Russia

August 07, 2014, JUST SANCTIONS

The broadening of an anti-circumvention list designed to stop Switzerland being used as a channel to bypass EU and US sanctions against Russia is likely to have little effect on multinational Swiss banks and companies.

France rails against tough US sanctions laws

France rails against tough US sanctions laws

August 05, 2014, JUST SANCTIONS

Lawyers say the French government’s reaction to the $8.83 billion fine on BNP Paribas is as much a consequence of the country’s sluggish economy as a criticism of US extraterritorial enforcement.