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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

US fills major prosecutorial posts

The US Senate has confirmed a new head of the Department of Justice’s national security division and a US attorney for the District of Columbia.

29 October 2021

People News: Biden taps Greenberg lawyer to head New Jersey prosecutor’s office

The White House has announced its nominations for new US attorneys in New Jersey and Chicago, and a cryptocurrency exchange has hired a former Serious Fraud Office investigator as its head of compliance.

28 October 2021

People News: former SFO head to leave Slaughter and May

In the latest people news roundup, ex-SFO director David Green will leave Slaughter and May and the Manhattan federal prosecutor’s office appointed a new chief of its criminal division.

21 October 2021

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