May 09, 2019, GIR
Lisa Osofsky’s plans to import US-style strategies to secure more convictions is unlikely to work in the UK, practitioners say.
April 26, 2019, GIR
Insurance company Zurich obtained an NPA from the US Department of Justice’s tax division after helping the authority circumvent Switzerland’s de facto blocking statute.
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.
April 03, 2019, GIR
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is facing a lawsuit from Canadian lender Maple Bank for allegedly providing the bank with incorrect advice on dividend stripping trades it is currently being investigated over.
March 13, 2019, GIR
Israel’s third-largest bank, Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank, has entered into a $195 million settlement with the US Justice Department after admitting that it helped US citizens evade tax.
March 05, 2019, GIR
A Brazilian politician has proposed an amendment to national law which would allow police to use messages sent over instant messaging platforms as evidence in criminal investigations.
February 20, 2019, GIR
The Criminal Court of Paris has ordered UBS to pay €3.7 billion after finding the Swiss bank and its French subsidiary guilty of facilitating tax evasion.
February 08, 2019, GIR
Anglo-Swiss mining company Glencore has been accused of attempting to tear up centuries of law in its bid to force Australia’s tax authority to return Paradise Papers documents.
February 07, 2019, GIR
Private bank Julius Baer has announced that it has successfully resolved its deferred prosecution agreement with the US Department of Justice.
January 10, 2019, GIR
Swiss federal prosecutors want a four-year prison term to be imposed on a fugitive ex-UBS employee who allegedly stole and sold client data to German tax authorities in 2010.