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US Senators propose fix to whisteblower loophole

US Senators propose fix to whisteblower loophole

September 25, 2019, GIR

The US government could fix a “gaping hole” in protections to those who report securities and commodities fraud by passing a recently proposed reform, lawyers have said.

Volkswagen repeats piling on claims

Volkswagen repeats piling on claims

July 09, 2019, GIR

Volkswagen accused the SEC of piling on after the agency explained why it had delayed its investigation into the German car manufacturer.

Two Brits face trial in Germany’s first criminal cum-ex case

Two Brits face trial in Germany’s first criminal cum-ex case

April 12, 2019, GIR

Cologne public prosecutors filed a criminal indictment against two traders for serious tax fraud at a court in Bonn. If accepted the west German city will take centre stage in the prosecution of individuals for conduct linked to what has been described as the biggest tax fraud case in Europe.

UBS Americas 2013

March 14, 2019, GIR

UBS Americas

Suntrust 2014

March 14, 2019, GIR

Position 88 Company Suntrust Enforcement area Mortgage fraud Allegation Misleading investors Year 2014 Resolution Civil settlement Liability...

Citigroup 2014 - DOJ

March 14, 2019, GIR

In July 2014, US bank Citigroup paid US$7 billion to US agencies and five states to settle allegations that it misrepresented residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) that it created and sold to federal and state institutions between 2006 and 2007.

German prosecutors investigate short-selling threat against Wirecard

German prosecutors investigate short-selling threat against Wirecard

February 26, 2019, GIR

German prosecutors are reportedly investigating allegations that an unknown party asked Wirecard for a seven-figure sum to prevent negative media coverage as part of a wider market-manipulation case surrounding the financial services company.

GDPR becomes critical issue in Brazil Trafigura investigation

GDPR becomes critical issue in Brazil Trafigura investigation

January 15, 2019, GIR

Lawyers have cited mutual legal assistance treaties and certain GDPR exceptions as some of the routes through which oil trader Trafigura could hand over emails to Brazilian authorities.

DOJ informally extends declinations policy to non-bribery cases

DOJ informally extends declinations policy to non-bribery cases

March 06, 2018, GIR

Lawyers say that the Justice Department’s recent announcement that it will apply FCPA corporate enforcement policy guidelines to non-bribery cases may lead to more self reports but warn of uncertainty as the initiative is not binding.

Canada's investigations bar

Canada's investigations bar

August 21, 2017, JUST SANCTIONS

In May, GIR travelled to Canada - with stops in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa - for the first time since 2015. Here we present the best investigations firms and individual practitioners in the local market.