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Former Operation Car Wash judge moves to private practice

Alvarez & Marsal has hired Sérgio Moro, who rose to prominence for presiding over Brazil’s blockbuster Operation Car Wash bribery investigation, to its disputes and investigations group.

30 November 2020

Embraer’s FCPA case ends

A US federal judge has dismissed Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer’s 2016 deferred prosecution agreement after the monitorship was briefly delayed.

30 November 2020

DOJ’s PDVSA joint venture case grows

Federal prosecutors in Miami have accused Venezuela-based businessman Natalino D’Amato of bribing officials at two of PDVSA’s joint ventures.

30 November 2020

Companies in France face greater enforcement risk after successor liability U-turn

Companies in France may now be held liable for illicit acts committed by their subsidiaries before they were acquired, following a landmark court decision.

27 November 2020

ENRC loses attempt to strike out Gerrard’s harassment claims

A London court has allowed Dechert’s co-head of investigations, Neil Gerrard, to continue with a lawsuit against former client ENRC for allegedly harassing him.

27 November 2020

US companies’ foreign subsidiaries continue to pose major sanctions risk

The Treasury Department has underscored through penalties it has handed down this year for sanctions violations that US-based companies must subject their foreign subsidiaries to intense scrutiny.

27 November 2020

Ex-KPMG partner asks to avoid prison in fraud case

Former accountant Thomas Whittle says he deserves to avoid prison for helping prosecutors convict two individuals over a scheme to illicitly obtain confidential information from a US accounting regulator.

26 November 2020

Ex-Deutsche Bank traders challenge DOJ’s spoofing loss calculations

Two convicted former traders say a new method used by the DOJ to calculate losses caused by spoofing may dramatically increase their potential sentences.

26 November 2020

France’s anti-bribery regime provides blueprint for EU enforcement

A prominent French legal think tank has recommended using France’s landmark Sapin II legislation as a model for an EU-wide anti-corruption law.

25 November 2020

Ex-Citgo manager questions DOJ’s instrumentality argument

A foreign bribery case has focused on whether an employee of PDVSA’s US subsidiary is a government official under the FCPA.

25 November 2020

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