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People News: Ex-SEC lawyers create new firm

In the latest People News round up, former SEC officials launch a whistleblower-focused firm as well as big-ticket hires by Latham & Watkins and Dechert.

05 January 2022

People News: UK barrister returns to Foundry Chambers

In the latest People News round up, Mukul Chawla QC has rejoined Foundry Chambers and BDO has hired a new head of forensic services in Israel.

21 December 2021

Fieldfisher builds commercial crime practice with two ex-Fulcrum barristers

Fieldfisher has hired barristers Shiv Haria-Shah and Quinton Newcomb to open a new commercial crime practice in London after both lawyers left Fulcrum Chambers in the summer.

15 December 2021

Tech investments help Mishcon lure WilmerHale counsel

Outgoing WilmerHale counsel Alison Geary said that Mishcon de Reya’s investment in technology was a factor in her decision to change firms.

08 December 2021

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

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