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GIR Awards 2022: Most Impressive Investigations Practice of the Year and Boutique or Regional Investigations Practice of the Year

GIR unveils the first shortlist for its eighth annual awards ceremony, which will be held in Washington, DC on 17 November.

04 October 2022

Counsel Watch: Former deputy attorney general uncovers “systemic” abuse in US women’s football

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In the latest counsel watch, King & Spalding concluded an investigation into the culture of professional women’s football in the US, and firms represented banks and a well-known celebrity in connection with various SEC enforcement actions.

04 October 2022

Supreme Court to hear Halkbank sanctions case

The state-owned Turkish bank argued that it should enjoy immunity from a criminal sanctions case involving Iranian oil proceeds.

03 October 2022

US Supreme Court denies Deripaska’s request for review of sanctions case

The high court's denial comes shortly after the DOJ hit the Russian oligarch with criminal charges for evading sanctions imposed on him in 2018.

03 October 2022

McKinsey to fight criminal charges in South Africa

US management consultancy McKinsey & Company plans to rigorously defend itself after South African prosecutors charged the business over its alleged role in a procurement bribery scheme.

03 October 2022

OFAC fines email gift card issuer

OFAC issued new guidance for businesses supplying “instant payment systems” after finding that Tango Card committed thousands of potential sanctions breaches, racking up a maximum penalty of $9.2 billion.

03 October 2022

Deripaska, alleged enablers hit with criminal sanctions evasion charges

The Russian national allegedly evaded US sanctions with the help of two employees to maintain his properties, arrange gift deliveries to friends, sell a California-based music studio and support his girlfriend as she gave birth to his child in the country.

30 September 2022

Ultra Electronics agrees foreign bribery settlement in Canada

UK defence contractor Ultra Electronics has reached a deal to resolve foreign bribery charges that Canadian prosecutors have brought against the company’s local forensics business.

30 September 2022

India Supreme Court reviewing controversial money laundering law

India’s highest court is reviewing the law governing the investigative powers of the country’s anti-money laundering agency after the defence bar raised concerns that the legislation breaches due process rules.

30 September 2022

Former Salvadorean football official sentenced to 16 months in prison

The former president of El Salvador’s football federation will also pay $360,000 for his role in an international corruption scheme that the US has been pursuing for years.

29 September 2022

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