Topic: MLATs

EPPO: Ireland refuses to cooperate with European prosecutors

The Irish government denied impeding any investigations after the European Public Prosecutor’s Office claimed the country has “systematically hindered” the prosecuting body’s efforts to protect the EU budget from financial crimes.

24 November 2022

SFO’s ENRC request to proceed in Switzerland despite Gerrard revelations

Switzerland’s highest court has given Geneva prosecutors the go-ahead to send evidence requested by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office as part of its investigation into Kazakh mining company ENRC, despite objections filed over the SFO’s conduct in the case in the UK.

11 October 2022

Texas federal judge dismisses another Venezuelan bribery case on jurisdictional grounds

A Houston federal judge threw out a second case tied to the DOJ’s prosecution of a bribery scheme related to Petróleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA), Venezuela’s state oil company, on jurisdictional grounds.

12 July 2022

French officials reveal pain of gathering evidence abroad

France’s financial crimes prosecutor is struggling to obtain evidence from certain overseas jurisdictions, despite the agency’s efforts to improve cooperation with foreign prosecutors.

14 June 2022

Former money laundering prosecutors predict aggressive US crypto seizures

US prosecutors will pursue increasingly aggressive civil forfeiture actions targeting cryptocurrencies in the coming years, according to two high-profile ex-DOJ officials.

03 March 2022

SFO “enforcement energy” increasing in the Middle East

The UK’s anti-corruption agency is finding it easier to obtain evidence from some countries in the Middle East leading to an increased enforcement focus on the region, according to one lawyer.

23 November 2021

FCPA prosecutor: We will consider use of foreign bank subpoena

But the official suggested the DOJ would use the power cautiously because of diplomatic sensitivities.

21 September 2021

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

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