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Ex-HSBC trader headed to Supreme Court over fraud conviction

Ex-HSBC trader headed to Supreme Court over fraud conviction

January 24, 2020, GIR

HSBC’s former head of global forex trading in New York has said he intends to take his appeal against a conviction over a multibillion-dollar frontrunning scheme to the US Supreme Court.

GIR 40 under 40: deadline extended

GIR 40 under 40: deadline extended

January 24, 2020, GIR

The deadline for GIR 40 under 40 submissions has been extended to 31 January.

ENRC denies harassing Dechert white-collar head

ENRC denies harassing Dechert white-collar head

January 23, 2020, GIR

ENRC has said a spying operation focused on its former lawyer was a legitimate probe into “extremely serious wrongdoing”.

Canada fines Volkswagen over diesel emissions

Canada fines Volkswagen over diesel emissions

January 23, 2020, GIR

A Canadian court has ordered Volkswagen to pay a record fine after the company imported vehicles that failed to meet diesel emissions standards.

Hong Kong SFC censured for delays

Hong Kong SFC censured for delays

January 16, 2020, GIR

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission has received criticism from an internal watchdog over the speed of its investigations.

Barclays board would have paid “whatever was necessary” to secure Qatar deal

Barclays board would have paid “whatever was necessary” to secure Qatar deal

January 16, 2020, GIR

Barclays would have given all investors a higher commission fee to salvage a crucial 2008 deal with Qatar that is at the heart of an ongoing fraud trial, a court has heard.

Canada’s record bribery sentence puts company executives on notice

Canada’s record bribery sentence puts company executives on notice

January 15, 2020, GIR

A court handing a former senior SNC-Lavalin executive Canada’s largest ever sentence for foreign bribery signals how aggressively the country will enforce its anti-corruption law.

Court orders Telegram to release “sensitive” bank documents

Court orders Telegram to release “sensitive” bank documents

January 15, 2020, GIR

A US federal judge has ordered instant messenger service Telegram to release a series of “highly sensitive” documents despite concerns over data protection issues.

Former Barclays banker failed to follow up on in-house lawyers’ advice, court hears

Former Barclays banker failed to follow up on in-house lawyers’ advice, court hears

January 13, 2020, GIR

A defendant in a long-running fraud case has rejected accusations that he failed to heed legal advice on an allegedly illicit deal that he helped the bank agree with Qatari investors.

Mattos Filho hires partner from white-collar crime boutique

Mattos Filho hires partner from white-collar crime boutique

January 13, 2020, GIR

The Brazilian firm has strengthened its white-collar crime practice by hiring a partner from a local boutique.