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EU may follow US lead on Russian bank sanctions

EU may follow US lead on Russian bank sanctions

July 25, 2014, GIR

The EU is looking to impose wide-ranging sanctions on Russia's state-linked banks and its energy industry, but uneven enforcement by EU member states in the past suggests companies are likely to focus on US sanctions first.

Barclays: dark pools are not NY AG's jurisdiction

Barclays: dark pools are not NY AG's jurisdiction

July 25, 2014, GIR

Barclays has filed a motion to dismiss New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman’s lawsuit alleging Barclays misled investors over the use of its dark pool.

Joe Biden counsel joins Jenner & Block

Joe Biden counsel joins Jenner & Block

July 25, 2014, GIR

Jenner & Block has hired Jessica Hertz from the White House, where she was counsel to US Vice President Joe Biden.

Alstom charged in the UK

Alstom charged in the UK

July 24, 2014, GIR

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office on Thursday charged French engineering company Alstom’s UK subsidiary with corruption related to Indian, Polish and Tunisian transport projects.

Ghana imposes FCPA and UKBA compliance requirements on oil companies

Ghana imposes FCPA and UKBA compliance requirements on oil companies

July 24, 2014, GIR

Companies looking to enter the oil industry in Ghana will be asked to sign a contract saying that they are compliant with both the FCPA and UKBA, as the country’s government begins to answer calls by pressure groups to strengthen its anti-corruption regime.

Bingham McCutchen hires SDNY prosecutor

Bingham McCutchen hires SDNY prosecutor

July 24, 2014, GIR

Southern District of New York prosecutor David Miller has joined Bingham McCutchen as partner in the firm’s white-collar investigations and enforcement group in New York.

Bank forced into administration after FinCEN AML accusations

Bank forced into administration after FinCEN AML accusations

July 23, 2014, GIR

Tanzania-based FBME bank has been placed under administration and faces a forced sale of its assets by Cyprus’ Central Bank following a US Treasury notice accusing the bank of facilitating a “substantial volume” of money laundering.

Perkins Coie nets MoFo partner

Perkins Coie nets MoFo partner

July 23, 2014, GIR

Sean Prosser has joined Perkins Coie as partner in the firm’s white-collar and investigations practice in San Diego from Morrison & Foerster.

Luthra & Luthra appoints Delhi partner

July 23, 2014, GIR

Indian firm Luthra & Luthra has promoted white-collar crime lawyer Anirban Bhattacharya in Delhi.

SDNY ruling grants investigators full access to personal email

SDNY ruling grants investigators full access to personal email

July 22, 2014, GIR

Judge Gabriel Gorenstein for the Southern District of New York on Friday ordered Google to give prosecutors full and unlimited access to a Gmail user’s email account in a criminal money laundering investigation.