Topic: MLATs

DOJ staff struggling to deal with weight of foreign evidence requests

The international affairs office of the DOJ’s criminal division says that it doesn’t have enough resources to deal with its backlog of mutual legal assistance cases.

23 July 2021

GIR Live returns in London – in pictures

Global Investigations Review’s first post-lockdown in-person conference, chaired by Stephen Gentle of Simmons & Simmons and Susannah Cogman of Herbert Smith Freehills, took place in London on Wednesday 21 July.

22 July 2021

Ex-MROS chief: new powers a “major step forward” for Swiss international cooperation

The former head of Switzerland’s financial intelligence unit expects foreign authorities to eagerly tap the office’s expanded powers to demand information from banks on behalf of international partners.

06 July 2021

Chris Cestaro: Prosecutors’ new subpoena power is a “big deal”

The former FCPA Unit chief told GIR in an interview that the additional powers given to US authorities to subpoena foreign banks that maintain a US correspondent account “could be a game changer”.

25 May 2021

Israel asks Switzerland for tax data on citizens and related companies

08 March 2021

Estonia cuts ties with Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan

19 February 2021

UK Supreme Court limits SFO’s investigative powers

The UK’s highest court has ruled that the Serious Fraud Office cannot force a foreign company to hand over material stored abroad, in a decision that experts say should make conducting global investigations more difficult.

05 February 2021

ICO publishes SEC data sharing guidance for UK companies

20 January 2021

UK court rejects hedge fund employee’s European Arrest Warrant challenge

The court described the defendant’s challenge as “so hopeless that it is not properly arguable”, but experts say the case provides clarity on the UK’s post-Brexit extradition arrangement.

20 January 2021

US authorities given additional powers to subpoena foreign banks

The recently passed US defence bill significantly increases the scope of banking records that the Justice and Treasury departments can demand from foreign banks.

07 January 2021

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