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Uber settles DOJ investigation

A DOJ non-prosecution agreement has credited Uber for its cooperation and previous multi-million dollar settlements over a 2016 data hack, but has conditioned the deal on continued assistance with the prosecution of a former executive allegedly responsible for covering up the breach.

26 July 2022

The end of the road? Extradition to Russia and the country’s abuse of Interpol

For several years, the United Kingdom’s extradition arrangements with Russia and Russia’s membership of Interpol have been under severe strain. Does the Ukraine crisis now call for a fundamental change? Jasvinder Nakhwal, Nick Vamos and Alistair Jones at Peters & Peters’ London office argue that the Ukraine crisis and Russia’s expulsion from the Council of Europe provide a good opportunity to re-examine its uses of extradition and other cross-border conventions.

26 July 2022

KPMG fined for misleading UK audit regulator

Big Four accounting firm KPMG has been fined £14.4 million for providing false and misleading documents and information during inspections of the firm’s audits of Carillion and Regenersis.

25 July 2022

Credit Suisse subsidiary ordered to pay $22.6 million for defrauding investors

The parent company already agreed to pay $475 million under a deferred prosecution agreement involving bribery allegations in Mozambique.

22 July 2022

NCA confirms arrest of lawyers in sanctions evasion crackdown

The UK’s National Crime Agency has arrested at least 10 individuals suspected of helping “corrupt elites” to evade sanctions, it has emerged.

22 July 2022

Counsel Watch: Paul Hastings joins defence team in FARA dispute

In the latest counsel watch, a US businessman has bolstered his legal team in a civil dispute with the US Justice Department over his alleged role as a Chinese foreign agent, and Russian oligarch Peter Aven instructed a UK legal team to challenge an asset freezing order.

22 July 2022

Report details SFO director’s “mistakes and misjudgments” on Unaoil probe 

An independent report into the Serious Fraud Office’s handling of its investigation into Monaco oil services consultancy Unaoil has laid bare the internal errors that have led to three of the four convictions secured in the case being overturned.

21 July 2022

Dutch Shell investigation dropped following Italy acquittal

Prosecutors in the Netherlands have ended a probe into alleged bribery by Shell in Nigeria, citing double jeopardy rules.

21 July 2022

Three men indicted for bribery, money laundering linked to Ecuadorian insurance companies

The charges are the latest in a DOJ investigation into Ecuadorian state-owned insurance companies, Seguros Sucre and Seguros Rocafuerte.

20 July 2022

US Senate committee considers legislative proposals to strengthen DOJ's ability to seize Russian oligarch assets

The director of the US government unit tasked with holding Russian oligarchs accountable for sanctions violations and other crimes asked members of the US Senate Judiciary Committee to back legislation that would increase the statute of limitations on foreign offences, among other things.

20 July 2022

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