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SFO director reiterates willingness to work with cooperating defendants

SFO director reiterates willingness to work with cooperating defendants

October 14, 2019, GIR

Speaking at an ABA conference in London, Lisa Osofsky once again emphasised her desire to utilise covert surveillance methods in white-collar cases.

DOJ requests heaviest possible sentence for “openly defiant” convicted Libor rigger

DOJ requests heaviest possible sentence for “openly defiant” convicted Libor rigger

October 11, 2019, GIR

US prosecutors have pushed for the maximum sentence for a former Deutsche Bank trader who self-published a scathing account of his trial.

OFSI sees drop in reported sanctions violations

OFSI sees drop in reported sanctions violations

October 10, 2019, GIR

The value of sanctions breaches self-reported to HM Treasury fell by more than a billion pounds in the last financial year.

Former Barclays executives deceived lawyers about Qatari deals, court hears

Former Barclays executives deceived lawyers about Qatari deals, court hears

October 09, 2019, GIR

Three former bankers at Barclays knowingly misled the bank’s lawyers about the sincerity of advisory agreements they signed with Qatari investors, prosecutors have alleged.

Cuban companies test jurisdictional hook of Helms-Burton case

Cuban companies test jurisdictional hook of Helms-Burton case

October 09, 2019, GIR

Cuba’s state-owned oil company has challenged the legal reach of the US Helms-Burton Act by demanding the dismissal of a civil suit launched by ExxonMobil.

GIR Live New York 2019 - in pictures

GIR Live New York 2019 - in pictures

October 09, 2019, GIR

Photos from the 6th annual GIR Live New York on 8 October, chaired by Joe Warin of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and Bruce Yannett of Debevoise & Plimpton.

Judges refuse to throw out Nigeria’s civil claims against JPMorgan

Judges refuse to throw out Nigeria’s civil claims against JPMorgan

October 08, 2019, GIR

The government of Nigeria can continue a civil claim against JPMorgan for facilitating payments of $875 million that the country says were pocketed by corrupt officials, after a UK court decision.

New law enshrines uniform whistleblower protections across EU

New law enshrines uniform whistleblower protections across EU

October 07, 2019, GIR

EU nations have agreed to adopt a law protecting public and private employees who blow the whistle on corruption. Member states will be given until 2021 to implement the new rules.

UK and US sign landmark evidence-sharing deal

UK and US sign landmark evidence-sharing deal

October 04, 2019, GIR

A new data sharing agreement between the US and UK is expected to radically increase the speed of criminal investigations by the UK Serious Fraud Office.

French banking regulator exposes “fragilities” in banking sector

French banking regulator exposes “fragilities” in banking sector

October 03, 2019, GIR

The Bank of France’s regulatory arm has released an uncharacteristically transparent report that has uncovered anti-money laundering weaknesses across the country’s financial sector.