Topic: Due process

Former SFO official admits being “a little naïve” about dealings with Dechert lawyer

The Serious Fraud Office’s former interim director has told a London court that he was “a little naïve” about his interactions with a lawyer representing the Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation, as he was looking into potential corruption by the mining company.

28 July 2021

Ex-SFO intelligence official feared “reprisals” if he testified at ENRC trial

Media reports about ENRC’s “notoriety” may have been behind a former agency official’s reluctance to testify, the SFO’s associate general counsel told a London court. "Unless you’re living in a silo of some sort you’d be aware,” he said.

26 July 2021

US charges individuals with acting as foreign agents of UAE government

21 July 2021

Ex-SFO GC: former director “was not having corrupt transactions with lawyers”

The anti-fraud office’s former general counsel told a London court that while he had “structural” criticisms of how Richard Alderman had run the SFO, he did not believe the former director had thrashed out personal deals during off-the-record meetings.

19 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

Former JPMorgan trader wins employment dispute over spoofing claims

A London court has ruled that US bank JPMorgan unfairly dismissed a cash equities trader over historic allegations of spoofing to “appease its regulators”.

07 July 2021

Alleged Venezuelan drug trafficker named in FinCEN Files fights US sanctions

A Venezuelan businessman accused of helping the country’s former vice president traffic narcotics has launched a legal challenge against US sanctions that he says have devastated his business operations and reputation.

30 June 2021

US court finds that FBI illegally seized ex-Twitter employee’s messages

17 June 2021

Greensill founder accused of using SFO investigation to duck public scrutiny

17 June 2021

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