Topic: Due diligence

HSBC: FCA probe into AML compliance nears end

02 August 2021

Ex-SFO investigator denies sharing secrets with ENRC’s lawyer

A former Serious Fraud Office official has rejected allegations that he and a senior Dechert partner acting for Eurasian mining company ENRC shared confidential information about their work during secret meetings.

21 July 2021

Ex-SFO official rejects dereliction of duty accusations

A former Serious Fraud Office investigator has denied allegations that he failed to make proper records of his contact with Neil Gerrard while the lawyer acted for Eurasian miner ENRC in a bribery probe.

20 July 2021

Ex-SFO case controller: ENRC lawsuit a “fireworks display”

A former SFO lawyer has accused ENRC in a London court of using its civil case to distract from corruption allegations against the company, and said he experienced “repeated influence and intimidation” by the miner during his time at the agency.

14 July 2021

SFO director Alderman had “special relationship” with Dechert lawyer, court hears

Former SFO director Sir David Green told the high court in London that he’d heard of a “special relationship” between his predecessor, Richard Alderman, and Dechert partner Neil Gerrard, upon taking charge of the agency.

13 July 2021

ENRC: former Dechert partner lied about contact with company’s compliance head

Eurasian mining company ENRC has accused former Dechert partner Neil Gerrard of lying under oath during his cross-examination in a long-running malpractice lawsuit.

08 July 2021

Finra issues record fine to Robinhood regulatory breaches

30 June 2021

Lithuania regulator revokes Wirecard-linked fintech company’s licence

09 June 2021

Former Dechert partner was SFO’s “insider”, court hears

A barrister acting for Dechert said that allegations that its former head of investigations leaked confidential information to the SFO are “the stuff of conspiracy theory”.

25 May 2021

UK investigations lawyers see uptick in ESG-related work

“I see it as a real moment of change,” said one London white-collar lawyer.

20 May 2021

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