22 March 2017
In the latest news, Preet Bharara quickly finds a new job, US authorities intend to charge a Malaysian financier over the 1MDB scandal, and the SEC approves a settlement with former Magyar Telekom executive Elek Straub.
16 March 2017
In pre-trial litigation with two former Magyar Telekom executives, the SEC has revealed how one executive, faced with an internal investigation by White & Case, downloaded software called “AbsoluteShield File Shredder”.
13 March 2017
Facing a civil trial scheduled for May, the former CEO of Magyar Telekom, Elek Straub, has agreed to settle Foreign Corrupt Practices Act charges with the SEC, subject to confirmation from the commission.
03 March 2017
Miller & Chevalier lawyers Laura Ferguson and Amelia Hairston-Porter argue why a Manhattan federal court incorrectly ruled that the SEC has jurisdiction over former Magyar Telekom executives charged with foreign bribery.
24 February 2017
Two former Magyar Telekom executives facing trial over civil FCPA charges are fighting to block the SEC from using as evidence interview memoranda produced by White & Case lawyers over 10 years ago during an internal investigation.
18 November 2015
The Securities and Exchange Commission is asking U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan in Manhattan to grant summary judgment on five contested issues in its long-running civil suit against Hungarian former telecom executives.
16 November 2015
The SEC has argued that Andras Balogh, Elek Straub, and Tamas Morvai were personally involved in the process of submitting periodic securities filings, and that their actions implicated the use of United States interstate commerce — one of the jurisdictional hooks of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
15 October 2015
Extraterritorial reach of U.S. criminal law is a subject of interest when international investigations arise, especially with regard to bribery. Given the global interest in football (soccer), the recent FIFA indictment is perhaps the most high-profile use of extraterritorial prosecution in a bribery matter seen in some time.
08 October 2015
The SEC’s motion for partial summary judgment and the former executives’ motion for summary judgment outline competing arguments about the SEC’s standing to bring a case and on the statute of limitations on the accusations.
09 September 2015
The former prime minister of Macedonia, Vlado Buckovski, has dismissed recently unsealed allegations from a former spy that he accepted a multi-million dollar bribe from Hungarian company Magyar Telekom to reduce competition in the telecoms market.
Matthew Getz and Elly Brindle
Judith Seddon , Eleanor Davison , Christopher J Morvillo , Michael Bowes QC and Luke Tolaini
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