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SEC once again breaks whistleblower award records

After a rise in whistleblower awards in 2020, the SEC reported more momentum in the past few months. “We already broke last year’s record”, the agency's whistleblower chief said.

23 February 2021

Ukraine investigates former PrivatBank senior executives

Ukraine’s anti-corruption body is investigating three former senior executives at PrivatBank for allegedly embezzling millions from the financial institution.

23 February 2021

Brazilian lawyer and FTI director join IDB sanctions committee

Two compliance and investigations specialists take over from arbitration lawyers on the Inter-American Development Bank’s sanctions committee, which adjudicates on contested corruption, fraud and collusion cases.

23 February 2021

Former Shell employees charged with bribery in Singapore

Prosecutors have filed fresh bribery charges in their case against three ex-employees of a Singaporean subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell who are accused of stealing fuel from their former employer.

23 February 2021

US Supreme Court rejects Petrobras bid

The Brazilian oil company sought a Supreme Court review in a case concerning a contract allegedly procured through bribery.

22 February 2021

Criminal proceedings cast shadow over Vale following landmark settlement

Vale is facing criminal charges and some of its former executives are battling murder charges following the $7 billion settlement that arose from one of Brazil’s worst disasters.

22 February 2021

Huawei CFO loses UK quest for HSBC docs

The High Court ruled that Meng can not use the Bankers Books Evidence Act to target compliance records, or to obtain any materials for proceedings outside the UK.

19 February 2021

IDB due process lawsuit tests development bank immunity

The Inter-American Development Bank told a Washington, DC federal court that its immunity protection means it cannot be sued for alleged due process violations.

19 February 2021

People News: Former SEC head rejoins private practice and US firm expands in LA

In the latest people news, the US Security and Exchange Commission’s former chairman has rejoined Sullivan & Cromwell, and Winston & Strawn has boosted its LA white-collar offering by recruiting over a dozen lawyers.

19 February 2021

Women in Investigations 2021: deadline extended

GIR is accepting nominations for the third Women in Investigations survey; nominations can now be submitted until 26 February.

19 February 2021

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