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Romanian president defends the DNA following abuse allegations

Romanian president defends the DNA following abuse allegations

February 19, 2018, GIR

President Klaus Iohannis has spoken out in support of Romania’s National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) and its chief investigator, Laura Kövesi.

King & Spalding hires BLP head of investigations

King & Spalding hires BLP head of investigations

February 15, 2018, GIR

Aaron Stephens has joined King & Spalding's special matters and government investigations practice in London.

SFO charges Barclays again over 2008 Qatar loan

SFO charges Barclays again over 2008 Qatar loan

February 12, 2018, GIR

The Serious Fraud Office announced on 12 February it has charged Barclays Bank with unlawful “financial assistance” over a US$3 billion loan it made to Qatar in 2008.

Lawyers back ABA over Title Act criticism

Lawyers back ABA over Title Act criticism

February 07, 2018, GIR

US lawyers say certain provisions of proposed new transparency legislation could require firms to break attorney-client privilege.

Judge orders Prevezon to pay up

Judge orders Prevezon to pay up

February 05, 2018, GIR

A New York federal judge ordered Cypriot holdings company Prevezon on 2 February to pay the US$5.9 million it owes the US government as part of a civil forfeiture agreement it signed in May 2017.

Japan cracks down on cryptocurrency exchange

Japan cracks down on cryptocurrency exchange

February 05, 2018, GIR

Japan's Financial Services Agency (FSA) has conducted its first raid on a cryptocurrency exchange following the world's largest cyber-heist.

Holland & Knight adds former AUSA to cybercrime practice

Holland & Knight adds former AUSA to cybercrime practice

February 02, 2018, GIR

Former assistant US attorney Adam Bookbinder has joined Holland & Knight’s Boston office as a partner.

CKR adds humanitarian NGO's chief compliance officer

CKR adds humanitarian NGO's chief compliance officer

January 31, 2018, GIR

The International Rescue Committee’s chief compliance officer, Robert Appleton, has joined the law firm CKR in New York.

DLA Piper nets Holland & Knight partner

DLA Piper nets Holland & Knight partner

January 29, 2018, GIR

Joel Athey, formerly a managing partner in Holland & Knight’s Los Angeles office, has joined DLA Piper’s litigation practice.

BNP Paribas pleads guilty to forex manipulation

BNP Paribas pleads guilty to forex manipulation

January 29, 2018, GIR

BNP Paribas USA has pleaded guilty to fixing currency prices in the foreign exchange market, becoming the sixth major bank to plead guilty in the Department of Justice’s ongoing investigation.