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US and UK sanctions collaboration hits new heights – from export controls to Christmas parties

GIR Insight is launching a new Sanctions Roundtable on 25 April. It provides a six-month touchpoint for the most recent developments since the launch of the Guide to Sanctions and sees panellists discuss how some of the biggest authorities are working together more closely than ever.

21 April 2023

Counsel Watch: the lawyers in Canada’s first foreign bribery trial

In the latest counsel watch, defence lawyers secured an acquittal for the first person charged under Canada’s foreign bribery law, and a UK firm is investigating misconduct at one of the country’s most prominent business groups.

13 April 2023

“We are all acts of resistance every day”: Black lawyers discuss social responsibility

At a conference hosted by the Howard School of Law, white-collar attorneys and federal prosecutors opened up about their experiences working in a profession where Black people remain significantly underrepresented.

12 April 2023

People News: Rajah & Tann partners depart to found new firm

Two Singaporean lawyers have left one of the country’s leading firms to set up their own outfit, and Greenberg Traurig has made high-profile hires in the US and Europe.

12 April 2023

The SFO’s approach to disclosure is the problem, not the system

In the wake of the collapse of the SFO’s G4S case, three London lawyers who acted for defendants in the Unaoil and G4S cases argue that the UK’s disclosure system is not only practical and fair but essential in a democratic society.

11 April 2023

FCPA Docket: Ex-PDVSA official pleads guilty to taking bribes

The former general counsel of Venezuela’s state oil company admitted to accepting some $11.5 million in bribes; FinCEN is looking for a new director; and two banks successfully dismissed a Helms-Burton suit for a second time.

04 April 2023

UK officially begins hunt for next SFO director

24 March 2023

FCA announces next enforcement leaders

The UK’s financial regulator also revealed plans to streamline its legal function and shift the responsibility for international matters away from the enforcement division.

23 March 2023

All change at UK enforcement agencies as CPS leader announces departure

The former director of the SFO told GIR that the UK’s prosecution agencies require new leaders who have a clear mission and the courage to take on difficult cases.

22 March 2023

People News: Mastercard chooses new head of risk

In the latest roundup, US payments business Mastercard is one of several US companies to have promoted or hired senior risk and compliance counsel recently.

14 March 2023

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