Topic: Enforcement policy

UK anti-corruption expert: “efforts to combat economic crime are in disarray”

Susan Hawley of anti-corruption NGO Spotlight on Corruption called for reforms to address the enforcement crisis, including large budget increases and a public inquiry.

27 April 2022

Swiss sanctions enforcer rattles legal community with disclosure stance

The Swiss ministry responsible for investigating economic sanctions breaches has doubled down on its position that lawyers have a duty to disclose assets held by sanctioned clients.

01 April 2022

Appeals court upholds Deripaska sanctions designation

30 March 2022

MPs reproach SFO director for evading Unaoil scrutiny

Politicians on Tuesday accused the director of the UK’s Serious Fraud Office of hiding behind an ongoing review of the agency to avoid questions about the high-profile collapse of two individual prosecutions in an international bribery investigation.

29 March 2022

FinCEN takes aim at poor AML compliance programmes

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“I think the message here is clear: our enforcement office does not tolerate paper programmes,” said acting FinCEN director Himamauli Das.

28 March 2022

Acquitted ex-Citibank trader to question DOJ over forex probe

25 March 2022

Dutch court: state authorities violated privilege rules in criminal case

“The most recent ruling is front-page news in the Netherlands and is really embarrassing for the government,” one lawyer said.

24 March 2022

EU prosecutor visits Ukraine, in cooperation pact first

European Chief Prosecutor Laura Kӧvesi travelled to embattled Ukraine on Friday to sign a working arrangement with the country’s prosecutor general.

21 March 2022

Ropes white-collar co-head moves to Dechert

As Judith Seddon joined Dechert’s white-collar team, she spoke to GIR about her aspirations at the new firm, her thoughts about the “long overdue” Economic Crime Act, and the funding of the UK’s criminal justice system.

21 March 2022

Interpol launches financial crime and corruption initiative

Practitioners said the self-described apolitical organisation has entered the financial crime arena at a moment when many future investigations will likely be driven by geopolitical tensions.

16 March 2022

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