Topic: Malpractice

Court slams ex-Dechert partner’s “almost unimaginable” misconduct on ENRC probe

“I have little doubt that Mr [Neil] Gerrard had a large ego and a belief that he is always right and expected others to follow him implicitly,” the court said in an excoriating judgment concluding that the lawyer repeatedly leaked ENRC’s confidential information to the SFO.

16 May 2022

UK quashes conviction of former Unaoil executive

The Attorney General’s Office has commissioned an independent review of failings at the SFO after a UK appeals court threw out the foreign bribery conviction of a former Unaoil executive.

10 December 2021

ENRC barrister: SFO investigation is based on dishonest conduct

Kazakh mining company ENRC kicked off the first day of closing submissions in an explosive London civil trial by taking aim at the origins of the SFO investigation into its operations and alleged dishonesty by its former lawyer.

22 September 2021

Ex-Cooley lawyer sentenced for defrauding former employers

A London court has sentenced Joshua Brien to seven-and-a-half years in prison after he was found guilty of stealing £644,000 from intergovernmental organisation the Commonwealth Secretariat and law firm Cooley.

13 September 2021

FRC enforcement staffing grows significantly

The UK’s accounting regulator says that it has significantly bolstered its enforcement division over the past year to speed up investigations.

29 July 2021

ENRC consultant reported Dechert lawyer to SFO in “revenge”

A security consultant for mining company ENRC has admitted in London court to sending a whistleblower report to the SFO in 2012 alleging that a Dechert partner representing the company committed serious professional misconduct.

16 June 2021

Swiss prosecutor kicked off investigation into Fifa president

A Swiss court has recused special prosecutor Stefan Keller from an investigation into Fifa president Gianni Infantino over posts the lawyer published on his personal website.

06 May 2021

Ex-Serco executive alleges SFO case against him “doesn’t make sense”

The counsel for a former operations manager at Serco has argued in a London court that the SFO’s fraud allegations against his client are illogical and unfair.

07 April 2021

Fifa president cannot access former Swiss AG’s criminal file

09 March 2021

Judge calls for DOJ probe into prosecutors’ conduct in collapsed sanctions case

Judge Nathan found that Manhattan federal prosecutors did not deliberately withhold evidence from Iranian businessman Ali Sadr Nejad but that an investigation is warranted.

18 February 2021

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