Topic: Negligence

Dechert and former partners face new hacking claim

New US litigation by businessman Farhad Azima claims that law firm Dechert and its disgraced former head of white-collar crime attempted to cover up their involvement in the alleged hacking of his private emails.

17 October 2022

Bittrex fines a sign of more to come

Following FinCEN and OFAC’s first-ever parallel crypto action, sanctions practitioners say the agencies’ improved understanding of cryptocurrency platforms will create further opportunities for joined-up enforcement.

14 October 2022

Ex-BSI deputy receives industry ban over 1MDB-linked compliance failures

11 October 2022

FCA censures Carillion, fines ex-directors for “reckless” behaviour

28 July 2022

Counsel Watch: Kobre & Kim tapped to act for Abramovich

In the latest counsel watch, Kobre & Kim is acting for sanctioned oligarch Roman Abramovich, and Winston & Strawn is acting for Mexican state energy company Pemex.

07 July 2022

UBS pays $25 million to settle SEC fraud charges

30 June 2022

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

FRC opens more investigations into GFG Alliance auditors

04 May 2022

Ex-Mishcon partner fined over anti-money laundering breaches

The UK’s legal regulator has punished Michael Nouril, a former partner in Mishcon de Reya’s corporate department, for “serious breaches” of rules designed to prevent lawyers from facilitating money laundering.

08 March 2022

JPMorgan: former president authorised controversial Nigerian oil deal

US lender JPMorgan has denied breaching its duty of care to the Nigerian government by allegedly enabling public officials to pilfer the lion’s share of a $1.3 billion oilfield sale in 2011.

28 February 2022

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