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People News: FCA hires new general counsel

In the latest People News round up, the UK’s financial regulator has recruited veteran civil servant Stephen Roman to serve as its general counsel, and Fried Frank, Cooley and Hughes Hubbard & Reed nab US prosecutors.

07 December 2021

Mishcon de Reya recruits counsel from WilmerHale

Mishcon de Reya has bolstered its new look London investigations practice by hiring a lawyer from WilmerHale.

07 December 2021

Counsel Watch: Government agencies tap Accenture and Oliver Wyman

In the latest Counsel Watch, Accenture is advising the UK government on counter fraud measures related to the covid-19 pandemic and Bär & Karrer helped Dutch oil services company SBM Offshore reach a bribery investigation settlement in Switzerland.

30 November 2021

People News: Kobre & Kim boosts investigations practice

In the latest People News roundup, Kobre & Kim has expanded its investigations teams in the UK and Dubai, and Ashurst has poached a Japan-based sanctions specialist from Freshfields.

29 November 2021

Counsel Watch: Ex-SFO official acting for former Barclays chief in Epstein probe

In the latest Counsel Watch, the SFO’s former fraud head is acting for Jes Staley, the ex-CEO of UK lender Barclays, in an FCA investigation, while Swedish oil company Lundin Energy and its executives have hired lawyers to defend charges of complicity in war crimes.

15 November 2021

GIR Awards 2021 – The Winners

GIR reveals the winners from last night’s ceremony, including Most Impressive Investigations Practice, Investigations Professional of the Year and the recipient of the Outstanding Career Award for 2021.

09 November 2021

People News: SEC appoints new PCAOB chair; US firm hires from Goldman

In the latest People News roundup, the SEC has picked a Kirkland & Ellis lawyer to chair the PCAOB and Orrick poaches Goldman Sachs’ global head of litigation.

09 November 2021

Binance.US ex-CEO to head crypto start-up Bitfury

Former OCC official Brian Brooks left the crypto exchange’s US business after only a few months in charge.

05 November 2021

Counsel Watch: the lawyers who helped Rolls-Royce close out a Brazilian bribery probe

Lawyers in London and Brasília have helped Rolls-Royce resolve the final Brazilian strand of a long-running corruption case and Morrison & Foerster has steered a Chinese electronics company to a settlement over claims it sold millions of defective dehumidifiers.

04 November 2021

People News: CFTC commissioner joins crypto firm

In the latest People News, a former CFTC commissioner has joined a crypto exchange and Quinn Emanuel has hired a former senior SEC official.

03 November 2021

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