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ENRC knew about risks of corruption probe before hiring Dechert, court hears

The former general counsel at mining company ENRC was warned of a possible corruption investigation by the SFO before the company hired Dechert, a barrister said.

07 June 2021

Major Australian bank facing AML probe

The National Australia Bank has said it is under investigation by the country’s financial intelligence agency for allegedly failing to comply with anti-money laundering requirements.

07 June 2021

FCPA actions: The case for better corporate behaviour

AlixPartners’ David Bligh says companies are not taking advantage of the benefits US authorities offer for those who voluntarily disclose misconduct, cooperate and implement or enhance compliance programmes.

07 June 2021

Sampaio Ferraz team to launch investigations firm

Sampaio Ferraz’s 13-lawyer strong investigations practice is leaving en masse to launch a new firm in Brazil focused on anti-corruption investigations and compliance.

07 June 2021

Biden administration makes “significant” anti-corruption push

“This is the most holistic and high-level push on anti-corruption that we have seen from any recent US administration,” said one anti-corruption expert.

04 June 2021

President Biden expands US China military sanctions

President Biden’s new sanctions on companies with alleged ties to China’s military “wipes out the mess the Trump team made on implementing an otherwise sound policy,” said one expert.

04 June 2021

Biden picks Davis Polk partner for Treasury Department GC

Neil MacBride, a partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell, has been picked to become the general counsel at the US Department of the Treasury.

03 June 2021

SEC drops Avianca investigation

Colombia’s national airline said the regulator decided not to bring an enforcement action against the company.

03 June 2021

The due process problem in the MDB cross-debarment network

The Asian Development Bank’s appeals policy highlights a due process problem in the cross-debarment network. There’s a “greater prospect of inappropriate decisions that you can’t challenge”, said one corporate defence lawyer.

03 June 2021

Counsel Watch: monitor specialist nabs another instruction

In the latest counsel watch, a prominent US lawyer to oversee the compliance programme of a US labour union and the Greensill Capital scandal prompts work for several firms.

03 June 2021

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