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Former top US export official moves into consulting

Cordell Hull, the former head of the US export control enforcer, has joined a Washington, DC consulting firm founded by the current US secretary of state.

17 September 2021

GIR sanctions roundtable

Part II of the GIR sanctions roundtable transcript includes a discussion on global trends and priorities, views on countersanctions and blocking measures, and enforcement and cooperation strategies from the private and government side.

17 September 2021

DOJ flouted privilege safeguards, says investment company

A real estate investment company has accused the DOJ in Texas of ignoring basic privilege safeguards during a criminal investigation. It’s the latest episode in an ugly battle between the company and the department.

16 September 2021

Switzerland votes to reform OAG following Fifa scandal

Switzerland’s Council of States has agreed to consider strengthening oversight of the attorney general’s office after the country’s former top lawyer was accused of mishandling a corruption investigation into world football body Fifa.

16 September 2021

European court condemns Belgium over treatment of ex-EU official in bribery probe

Belgian prosecutors violated a former EU official’s right to a fair trial when interrogating him in a corruption investigation linked to Swiss commodities trader Glencore, Europe’s human rights court has ruled.

15 September 2021

DOJ moves: Fraud Section officials head to Alston & Bird, Boies Schiller

Former Fraud Section officials Albert Stieglitz and Alison Anderson both head to private practice. Meanwhile, the head of the Fraud Section’s privilege unit is changing roles.

15 September 2021

Ninth Circuit says company, law firm wrong to withhold docs from US probe

The US appeals court weighed in on when dual-purpose communications are protected by privilege.

14 September 2021

Ex-Brooklyn prosecutor highlights “significant” Latin America cases

In an interview, Mark Bini reflected on his time handling major foreign bribery cases linked to Latin America, including one concerning Vitol.

14 September 2021

New Zealand punishes Hong Kong bank for compliance failures

A high court judge said that comments by a senior CLSAP executive that the bank needed a “bendier” head of compliance suggested that its violations of the local anti-money laundering law were intentional.

14 September 2021

UAE introduces new anti-money laundering guidance

The United Arab Emirates' central bank has issued new guidance for licensed financial institutions to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism.

14 September 2021

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