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HSBC settles FX manipulation investigation for US$101 million

HSBC settles FX manipulation investigation for US$101 million

January 19, 2018, GIR

HSBC announced on 18 January that it has agreed to pay US$101.5 million to resolve a US Department of Justice inquiry into whether it manipulated foreign exchange markets to the detriment of its clients.

Turkish banker convicted of conspiring to evade Iran sanctions

Turkish banker convicted of conspiring to evade Iran sanctions

January 04, 2018, GIR

A jury in Manhattan has found Mehmet Hakan Atilla guilty of conspiring to evade US sanctions.

ICYMI: news developments over the holiday season

ICYMI: news developments over the holiday season

January 02, 2018, GIR

Happy New Year from the team at GIR! A round-up of news developments from the past two weeks, including Keppel’s trilateral bribery settlement and convictions in the Fifa investigation.

GIR’s festive 40: top stories from 2017

GIR’s festive 40: top stories from 2017

December 21, 2017, GIR

Season’s greetings from the team at GIR! We will be taking a break over the holidays and will be back in action on 3 January. In the meantime, here are 40 of our favourite stories from the past year to keep you going.

The Mueller investigation counsel list

The Mueller investigation counsel list

December 21, 2017, GIR

GIR presents the Mueller investigation counsel list – a snapshot of the lawyers who have landed roles in the continuing investigation into Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election.

Steinhoff scandal draws in Dutch and South African regulators

Steinhoff scandal draws in Dutch and South African regulators

December 19, 2017, GIR

A Dutch regulator has joined its South African counterpart in investigating Deloitte after the auditor’s client, South African furniture retailer Steinhoff International, reported accounting irregularities in connection with billions in assets.

UK intervenes in US Supreme Court Microsoft case

UK intervenes in US Supreme Court Microsoft case

December 15, 2017, GIR

The UK’s ability to investigate financial crimes is being disrupted by a US Second Circuit decision that blocked the DOJ from obtaining data stored abroad, lawyers say.

SFO director: Preserving EU cooperation is in “everyone’s best interest”

SFO director: Preserving EU cooperation is in “everyone’s best interest”

December 14, 2017, GIR

UK Serious Fraud Office director David Green has said that the authority has consulted both UK and European authorities over how Brexit will affect cross-border enforcement.

Canada Privacy Commissioner opens investigation into Uber

Canada Privacy Commissioner opens investigation into Uber

December 12, 2017, GIR

Canada’s top data privacy authority has opened an investigation into ride-hailing app Uber over a 2016 hack in which the data of 815,000 Canadians was stolen from the company.

UK home secretary lays out new plans to battle economic crime

UK home secretary lays out new plans to battle economic crime

December 11, 2017, GIR

Reacting to the UK home secretary’s announcement of new initiatives to tackle economic crime, London lawyers expressed concerns that one move in particular may reduce the independence of the Serious Fraud Office.