Region: Asia-Pacific

In-memoriam: Crispin Rapinet (1964-2023)

Practitioners in London and Hong Kong remember Crispin Rapinet, a Hogan Lovells solicitor and GIR board member who was described as an outstanding lawyer to work with and an equally great person to be around.

01 August 2023

Judge denies shareholders access to Goldman’s internal 1MDB communications

A Manhattan judge ruled that Goldman Sachs will not have to hand over communications between an in-house lawyer and the head of corporate communications in Asia-Pacific because of the extent of discovery that has already happened in the case.

25 July 2023

ASIC starts second court case against investment fund over greenwashing

25 July 2023

Switzerland returns millions to Taiwan from naval bribery case

Switzerland has returned $138 million to Taiwan stemming from a bribery case dating back to the 1990s.

20 July 2023

Sri Lanka green-lights international cooperation for anti-corruption agency

20 July 2023

Counsel Watch: UK lawyers chosen to lead Cyprus anti-corruption investigations

In the latest counsel watch, Cyprus’ anti-corruption agency has appointed two London-based lawyers reportedly to lead an alleged golden visa probe and the firms that acted on the most recent corporate bribery settlement in France.

18 July 2023

SFO obtains property from alleged Sarclad middleman

A London court has granted the Serious Fraud Office’s forfeiture request for a £200,000 flat in Sheffield bought by a Chinese sales agent accused of helping UK metals company Sarclad pay bribes.

14 July 2023

Malaysia arrests former 1MDB lawyer as hunt for Jho Low heats up

Jasmine Loo was among dozens of people targeted in a 2020 forfeiture action by the DOJ that sought to recover funds embezzled from the collapsed Malaysian development fund.

12 July 2023

Nike, mining company face human rights investigations in Canada

A Canadian corporate ethics body has opened investigations into the local subsidiary of US sportswear company Nike and gold miner Dynasty Gold over allegations of forced labour in China.

12 July 2023

Court confirms Crown Resorts $300 million AML settlement

A judge at the Federal Court of Australia approved a settlement between the country’s financial intelligence unit and casino operator Crown Resorts Group over “longstanding and egregious” anti-money laundering failings at its Perth and Melbourne casinos.

11 July 2023

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