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Jordanian lawyer accuses Dechert partner of orchestrating his kidnapping

Jordanian lawyer accuses Dechert partner of orchestrating his kidnapping

April 02, 2020, GIR

A Jordanian lawyer has made further allegations of human rights abuses against Dechert and three lawyers over their actions in a UAE fraud investigation.

No widespread, wrongful redactions of ENRC’s documents, judge rules

No widespread, wrongful redactions of ENRC’s documents, judge rules

March 30, 2020, GIR

An English judge has dismissed part of a disclosure application by Dechert, stating that there is no reason to believe there were systematic problems in Kazakh miner ENRC’s privilege claims over documents connected to a legal malpractice lawsuit.

Dechert accuses ENRC of a “flawed” approach to privilege

Dechert accuses ENRC of a “flawed” approach to privilege

March 27, 2020, GIR

Dechert has accused Kazakh mining company ENRC of committing “myriad errors” when redacting documents in a legal malpractice lawsuit.

GIR 100 submissions process now open

GIR 100 submissions process now open

March 25, 2020, GIR

GIR has started its research for the 2020 edition of the GIR 100, the annual guide to the world’s leading cross-border investigations practices.

OLAF finds widespread fraud by UK, Dutch and Belgian companies in Syria

OLAF finds widespread fraud by UK, Dutch and Belgian companies in Syria

March 24, 2020, GIR

The EU’s anti-fraud agency has recommended that authorities in the UK, the Netherlands and Belgium bring prosecutions against companies tied to a €2 million rule-of-law project in Syria.

DOJ leans on co-conspirator testimony in spoofing case

DOJ leans on co-conspirator testimony in spoofing case

March 23, 2020, GIR

US prosecutors plan to rely on evidence provided by a convicted co-conspirator in the prosecution of two former Deutsche Bank traders.

UK lags behind US in spoofing cases despite “easier” laws

UK lags behind US in spoofing cases despite “easier” laws

March 19, 2020, GIR

The UK’s financial authority is investigating only a handful of alleged spoofing cases despite an apparent increase in enforcement across the Atlantic.

Logging in to Global Investigations Review during Covid-19

Logging in to Global Investigations Review during Covid-19

March 18, 2020, GIR

A message to our readers about access to the GIR website during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Karimova sentenced to prison in Uzbekistan

Karimova sentenced to prison in Uzbekistan

March 18, 2020, GIR

Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of the late Uzbek president Islam Karimov, has received a 13-year prison sentence for stealing up to $1.6 billion from Uzbekistan.

Former SBM Offshore exec knew nothing of Unaoil’s inside man

Former SBM Offshore exec knew nothing of Unaoil’s inside man

March 17, 2020, GIR

A former sales manager at Dutch company SBM Offshore told a London court he worked for a “bona fide” company on Tuesday in the last hearing in the case for now. The trial linked to an Iraqi oil project has been adjourned for at least two weeks as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.