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Airbus GC: I have total faith in the integrity of Dechert

Airbus GC: I have total faith in the integrity of Dechert

May 20, 2020, GIR

“You have to show some loyalty to these people, because they stick their neck out for their client,” Airbus’ general counsel John Harrison told GIR.

US attorney general slams Apple over decryption refusal

US attorney general slams Apple over decryption refusal

May 20, 2020, GIR

US attorney general William Barr has called on Apple to make its devices accessible to government agencies, after announcing that the FBI gleaned information from a terrorist by unlocking his two encrypted iPhones without the company’s assistance.

SFO drops Unaoil-linked ABB investigation

SFO drops Unaoil-linked ABB investigation

May 19, 2020, GIR

The agency told GIR that it closed the ABB investigation in respect to the company and individuals.

UK regulator shocks energy sector with “whopping” fine

UK regulator shocks energy sector with “whopping” fine

May 18, 2020, GIR

The UK’s energy sector regulator has announced itself as an enforcer with its second-ever penalty under EU energy market regulations that came into force in 2011.

FinCEN warns virtual currency providers about AML scrutiny

FinCEN warns virtual currency providers about AML scrutiny

May 14, 2020, GIR

A leading US anti-money laundering agency has warned virtual banking companies and cryptocurrency platforms that it is closely monitoring the systems they have set up to stop illicit money flows.

Brazil formalises leniency agreement protocols for individuals

Brazil formalises leniency agreement protocols for individuals

May 14, 2020, GIR

Brazilian authorities have allayed lingering confusion about whether individuals can be included in corporate leniency deals in a move welcomed by practitioners.

Kitchen appliance company discloses accounting probe

Kitchen appliance company discloses accounting probe

May 12, 2020, GIR

US kitchen appliance company Hamilton Beach has delayed its first quarter financial statement while it investigates accounting irregularities at a subsidiary in Mexico.

SFO halts some interviews amid covid-19 lockdown

SFO halts some interviews amid covid-19 lockdown

May 11, 2020, GIR

A former SFO lawyer said the agency may have to use its imagination to operate effectively during the lockdown.

Convicted Libor traders lean on absent rate-setting guidance in appeal

Convicted Libor traders lean on absent rate-setting guidance in appeal

May 07, 2020, GIR

Two former Deutsche Bank traders have said their convictions for Libor rigging should be overturned because no clear instructions existed about how to make submissions for the benchmark rate.

Japan considers introducing attorney-client privilege

Japan considers introducing attorney-client privilege

April 30, 2020, GIR

Japanese lawyers have welcomed the prospect of attorney-client privilege in the country’s judicial landscape but said it could be a long time before it applies to white-collar cases.