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GIR introduces The Top FCPA Practitioners

GIR identifies the top lawyers and forensic advisers in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act space based on extensive market research, including interviews with 130 industry insiders.

15 June 2021

Singapore chides UK insurance companies over regulatory and compliance failures

Singapore’s financial regulator has reprimanded four financial institutions, including local subsidiaries of UK insurance companies Aviva and Prudential, an Aviva executive and a consultant for breaking compensation rules.

15 June 2021

People News: former SFO investigator to helm new economic crime agency in British Crown dependency

The former chief investigator at the UK’s anti-fraud agency has been unveiled as the first director of Guernsey’s new economic crime unit, and the head of the National Security Division is leaving the DOJ.

15 June 2021

Deripaska loses Crimea-linked sanctions challenge

Billionaire businessman Oleg Deripaska has lost his court battle against US sanctions imposed on him for allegedly aiding Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

14 June 2021

US lawmakers launch anti-corruption bid

A bipartisan group of lawmakers have joined forces to pursue a series of reforms aimed at combatting foreign corruption. “Our timing could not be better,” said one US House representative.

11 June 2021

US charges Jho Low and rapper in 1MDB lobbying case

US prosecutors allege that Malaysian businessman Jho Low and Haitian-American rapper Prakazrel Michel took part in an illegal lobbying campaign to end an investigation into the 1MDB embezzlement scandal.

11 June 2021

Brazil charges former Braskem executives over $216 million corrupt scheme

Brazilian prosecutors have charged three former executives of petrochemical company Braskem, including its former president, with money laundering tied to an international bribery scheme.

11 June 2021

MoneyGram DPA terminated after multiple extensions

A US court has dismissed criminal charges against MoneyGram, more than eight years after the money transmitting company settled allegations that it failed to stop its services being used for financial crime.

11 June 2021

Lawyers push for white-collar law reforms in Ukraine

A group of Ukrainian lawyers has launched an initiative to bring corporate criminal liability, DPAs and monitorships to the country in an effort to improve anti-financial crime compliance in Ukrainian companies.

10 June 2021

SFO director: state of UK law is frustrating open investigations

The head of the UK’s anti-corruption agency said her office will struggle to hold companies to account in a number of ongoing cases without an overhaul of the UK’s corporate criminal liability standards.

10 June 2021

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