Region: Australia

Counsel Watch: former US attorney general tapped for cross-border GOL settlement

In the latest counsel watch, GIR looks at the teams acting for Brazilian airline GOL, telecommunications company Ericsson, banks Barclays and Morgan Stanley, and engineering company Jacobs Group in recent white-collar cases.

20 September 2022

Regulator details “shocking” AML breaches at Sydney casino

A gambling watchdog also took aim at Star Entertainment’s in-house lawyers for wrongly asserting legal privilege to withhold documents from Australia’s anti-money laundering enforcer.

13 September 2022

Austrac launches probe into Entain

Australia’s anti-money laundering regulator's investigation into Entain comes just a few weeks after the company was fined nearly £20 million over failures in its AML compliance in the UK.

12 September 2022

People news: In-house compliance hires at Eurotrader, Purplebricks and others

An estate agent, a university and a US technology company are among the companies that have filled in-house compliance roles in the latest people news roundup.

09 September 2022

Jacobs Group looks to avoid supreme court battle over Australian foreign bribery fine

A legal wrangle in Australia over the size of penalties that courts can hand to companies in foreign bribery cases could be heard by the country’s highest court.

01 September 2022

South Australia gambling regulator to review SkyCity casino

01 July 2022

AUSTRAC establishes Russian sanctions team

27 June 2022

Austrac reaps rewards of tough enforcement approach

The head of Australia’s anti-money laundering agency has seen widespread compliance improvements after bringing tough enforcement actions against some of the country’s biggest lenders.

23 June 2022

Allianz pleads guilty in Australia to misleading customers

15 June 2022

Most Swiss businesses have recently conducted an internal investigation

10 May 2022

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