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Autonomy’s US links examined in Lynch extradition hearing

The founder of software company Autonomy must face US fraud allegations because the case against him has significant links to the country, a lawyer for the US government has argued in a London court.

10 February 2021

Judge denies Venezuelan’s discovery bid in PDVSA joint venture case

A businessman accused of bribing PDVSA officials failed to convince a federal judge that he can seek discovery while still in Venezuela. His defence lawyer had argued that traveling to the US presented a health risk because of the pandemic.

10 February 2021

Lynch fights US extradition in fraud case

A lawyer acting for UK entrepreneur Michael Lynch said that the US is not “the global marshal of the corporate world”.

09 February 2021

SEC restores enforcement officials’ investigative powers

“It’s a signal to the market that this is a pro-enforcement SEC again,” said one corporate defence lawyer.

09 February 2021

Ex-FARA chief: “You’re going to see a few more cases”

The former leader of the US’s crackdown on unregistered foreign agents has said that there are more criminal cases on the horizon.

09 February 2021

US trade authorities adopt flexible stance during pandemic

Experts say US enforcement bodies have been understanding of how the covid-19 pandemic has affected companies' ability to provide information during investigations.

08 February 2021

Huawei accuses US prosecutors of sitting on exculpatory evidence

Chinese telecommunications company Huawei has accused US prosecutors of making insufficient and delayed disclosures of potentially exculpatory material in a repeated request for information it says is critical to its defence.

08 February 2021

Petroecuador takes restitution bid to Brooklyn

The state oil company, which has unsuccessfully sought victim status in Florida over a bribery scheme, has made a bid for restitution in a Brooklyn federal court.

08 February 2021

UK Supreme Court limits SFO’s investigative powers

The UK’s highest court has ruled that the Serious Fraud Office cannot force a foreign company to hand over material stored abroad, in a decision that experts say should make conducting global investigations more difficult.

05 February 2021

Former Manhattan FCPA prosecutor joins Debevoise

Douglas Zolkind, who starts at Debevoise & Plimpton on Monday, talks to GIR about the two FCPA trials he worked on in recent years while at the Manhattan US attorney’s office.

05 February 2021

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