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Glencore monitors chosen

Two US nationals, supported by two Swiss lawyers, will oversee the commodities trader’s compliance obligations stemming from its 2022 foreign bribery and market manipulation plea agreements in the US.

13 February 2023

Counsel Watch: GFG Alliance hires well-known firm for SFO investigation

In the latest counsel watch, Sanjeev Gupta’s embattled metals group has hired a top London lawyer to handle an investigation by the Serious Fraud Office and Bernie Ecclestone has bulked up his legal team for an upcoming tax fraud trial.

09 February 2023

Lefosse recruits MPF prosecutor with international profile

The former deputy head of international cooperation at Brazil’s Federal Prosecution Service told GIR that companies should keep pressing prosecutors for clarity and consistency in their decisions.

02 February 2023

People News: Deutsche Bank hires compliance chief from Barclays

In the latest roundup, Germany’s largest bank and a high-profile US cryptocurrency exchange have hired new chief compliance officers.

26 January 2023

Crowell hires former OFAC chief counsel

OFAC’s former chief counsel told GIR that Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine was a catalyst for increased international collaboration on more sanctions and export control programmes than just those targeting Russia.

23 January 2023

Former Odebrecht monitor to lead Brazilian retailer’s internal investigation

Otávio Yazbek, who led construction company Odebrecht’s bribery-related monitorship in Brazil, will oversee an internal investigation into one of the country’s largest retailers after it disclosed a near four-billion-dollar gap in its balance sheet.

16 January 2023

People News: ex-World Bank official joins GE HealthCare

In the latest roundup, a former World Bank investigator has joined a US medical company as its global compliance leader and Jenner & Block has appointed an investigations partner to head up its London office.

16 January 2023

Former SFO lawyer: top job will be a “tough gig” for next director

The SFO’s recently departed associate general counsel said the anti-fraud agency’s next director will need to show resilience in the role.

06 January 2023

Counsel Watch: Gibson Dunn advises Binance on DOJ investigation

In the latest counsel watch, GIR looks at the white-collar lawyers acting for cryptocurrency company Binance, and those involved in recent cross-border bribery settlements and the US case against crypto company FTX’s founder Sam Bankman-Fried.

05 January 2023

People News: Fraud Section litigation head joins Squire Patton Boggs

In the latest people news roundup, Squire Patton Boggs has recruited a senior official from the US Justice Department and a former UK enforcement lawyer is set to join WilmerHale.

08 December 2022

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