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Ex-SFO intelligence official feared “reprisals” if he testified at ENRC trial

Media reports about ENRC’s “notoriety” may have been behind a former agency official’s reluctance to testify, the SFO’s associate general counsel told a London court. "Unless you’re living in a silo of some sort you’d be aware,” he said.

26 July 2021

Former Fox execs warn of DOJ overreach

“The government’s vast overreach here would expand US anti-bribery policing boundlessly, to every employee in the world whose conduct might touch the wires in the United States,” two former Fox executives told a Brooklyn federal court.

26 July 2021

Payoneer reaches $1.4 million settlement for US sanctions non-compliance

Online money transfer company Payoneer, which went public in June, “failed to exercise a minimal degree of caution or care for its sanctions compliance obligations”, according to OFAC.

26 July 2021

Swiss privilege ruling a concern for companies seeking legal advice outside of Europe

One Swiss lawyer said the country’s parliament should examine the “unacceptable” ruling that permits prosecutors to seize legal advice given by lawyers outside of Europe in certain circumstances.

23 July 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

Honeywell enters settlement negotiations

US authorities have been investigating possible FCPA violations by the company in Brazil and Algeria.

23 July 2021

GIR Live: Ex-Goldman GC foresees a new generation of whistleblowers

Karen Seymour expects that younger generations of workers, less loyal to their employers and more concerned about environmental and social issues, will be responsible for an increasing number of whistleblower reports in the US.

23 July 2021

Revisit GIR and Latin Lawyer’s anti-corruption and investigations Mexico conference

The anti-corruption investigations Mexico conference hosted by Global Investigations Review and its sister publication Latin Lawyer is now available to view in full online. The event was co-chaired by Andrew Levine of Debevoise & Plimpton and Diego Sierra of Von Wobeser y Sierra SC.

23 July 2021

UK court approves Mike Lynch’s extradition to US

A London court has ruled that UK billionaire Michael Lynch can be extradited to the US on fraud charges tied to US software company HP’s $11.1 billion acquisition of a company he founded.

22 July 2021

Pandemic sparked potentially lasting compliance changes

In-house specialists reflect on how the pandemic revealed fresh ways to conduct compliance work from now on. “We really had to pivot,” said one chief compliance officer.

22 July 2021

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