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Canada fines Volkswagen over diesel emissions

Canada fines Volkswagen over diesel emissions

January 23, 2020, GIR

A Canadian court has ordered Volkswagen to pay a record fine after the company imported vehicles that failed to meet diesel emissions standards.

Hong Kong SFC censured for delays

Hong Kong SFC censured for delays

January 16, 2020, GIR

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission has received criticism from an internal watchdog over the speed of its investigations.

Barclays board would have paid “whatever was necessary” to secure Qatar deal

Barclays board would have paid “whatever was necessary” to secure Qatar deal

January 16, 2020, GIR

Barclays would have given all investors a higher commission fee to salvage a crucial 2008 deal with Qatar that is at the heart of an ongoing fraud trial, a court has heard.

Canada’s record bribery sentence puts company executives on notice

Canada’s record bribery sentence puts company executives on notice

January 15, 2020, GIR

A court handing a former senior SNC-Lavalin executive Canada’s largest ever sentence for foreign bribery signals how aggressively the country will enforce its anti-corruption law.

Court orders Telegram to release “sensitive” bank documents

Court orders Telegram to release “sensitive” bank documents

January 15, 2020, GIR

A US federal judge has ordered instant messenger service Telegram to release a series of “highly sensitive” documents despite concerns over data protection issues.

Former Barclays banker failed to follow up on in-house lawyers’ advice, court hears

Former Barclays banker failed to follow up on in-house lawyers’ advice, court hears

January 13, 2020, GIR

A defendant in a long-running fraud case has rejected accusations that he failed to heed legal advice on an allegedly illicit deal that he helped the bank agree with Qatari investors.

Mattos Filho hires partner from white-collar crime boutique

Mattos Filho hires partner from white-collar crime boutique

January 13, 2020, GIR

The Brazilian firm has strengthened its white-collar crime practice by hiring a partner from a local boutique.

Ex-Barclays banker admits blasé attitude to Qatari deal, court hears

Ex-Barclays banker admits blasé attitude to Qatari deal, court hears

January 09, 2020, GIR

An allegedly illicit agreement Barclays signed with Qatari investors was “water off a duck’s back” to a former executive of the bank, a prosecutor has said.

Former Barclays banker failed to make records of Qatari deal at critical moment, prosecutor says

Former Barclays banker failed to make records of Qatari deal at critical moment, prosecutor says

January 07, 2020, GIR

A former Barclays executive tasked with netting a lifeline deal with Qatar did not let anyone else see the notes he had taken of a crucial meeting with the country’s investors, a court has heard.

Fraud claim against ex-Autonomy CEO “a case study of buyer’s remorse”

Fraud claim against ex-Autonomy CEO “a case study of buyer’s remorse”

January 06, 2020, GIR

Software company HP’s mismanagement and “dismal” environment are to blame for its ill-fated acquisition of fellow software company Autonomy, a court heard on Monday.