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Capital One data breach fine signals cloud scrutiny

Capital One data breach fine signals cloud scrutiny

August 10, 2020, GIR

A US banking regulator has fined Capital One $80 million over problems with its cloud computing security processes that led to a massive data breach.

SFO charges Airbus GPT and individuals in Saudi bribery case

SFO charges Airbus GPT and individuals in Saudi bribery case

July 30, 2020, GIR

The former British army officer who blew the whistle on the alleged bribery almost a decade ago said: “I am very pleased we have crossed the start line.”

Goldman Sachs settles with Malaysia over 1MDB

Goldman Sachs settles with Malaysia over 1MDB

July 24, 2020, GIR

US bank Goldman Sachs has reached a $3.9 billion settlement with the Malaysian government over its role in the 1MDB affair.

 G4S reviewer: no US-style monitorship yet

G4S reviewer: no US-style monitorship yet

July 22, 2020, GIR

The SFO-selected reviewer included in the recent G4S resolution represents a significant progression of compliance review requirements as set out in previous DPAs but is still a long way off a US-style monitorship. 

UK tax authority deepens scrutiny of gambling company

UK tax authority deepens scrutiny of gambling company

July 21, 2020, GIR

HMRC has expanded an investigation into global betting group GVC’s former Turkish gambling business to look at potential bribery by other undisclosed GVC entities.

SFO targets London property in Operation Car Wash-linked probe

SFO targets London property in Operation Car Wash-linked probe

July 21, 2020, GIR

The UK Serious Fraud Office is conducting an investigation into whether a £5 million property linked to a consultant implicated in a sweeping Brazilian corruption probe was purchased with illicit funds.

Brazil's use of settlement funds to fight covid-19 pandemic in limbo

Brazil's use of settlement funds to fight covid-19 pandemic in limbo

July 15, 2020, GIR

Brazil’s Supreme Court is set to decide whether the country can continue to put money received from corporate settlements towards combating the coronavirus.

GIR Awards: Final call for nominations

GIR Awards: Final call for nominations

July 15, 2020, GIR

GIR is accepting submissions for the GIR Awards until the final deadline of 22 July. GIR’s sixth annual awards ceremony will highlight the most outstanding firms, lawyers and cases from the past year.

New York regulator hits Deutsche Bank over controversial relationships

New York regulator hits Deutsche Bank over controversial relationships

July 07, 2020, GIR

German lender Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay $150 million to settle a US probe into its dealings with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein as well as its poor management of high-risk correspondent banking arrangements.

Switzerland names special prosecutor to investigate attorney general

Switzerland names special prosecutor to investigate attorney general

July 03, 2020, GIR

The Swiss OAG’s disciplinary committee has appointed Stefan Keller as a special prosecutor to investigate Attorney General Michael Lauber over his alleged mishandling of the Fifa bribery probe.