Region: Australia

People News: former SDNY chief moves to Fried Frank

In the latest people news roundup, Manhattan’s former top federal prosecutor Geoffrey Berman has moved into private practice, while Australian casino chain Crown Resorts has hired a new compliance department head amid a money laundering investigation.

02 December 2020

Australian regulator raps Westpac over cash breaches

01 December 2020

Australia arrests former oil executive in Unaoil-linked probe

The Australian Federal Police has arrested a former Leighton Offshore executive and issued arrest warrants for two other individuals in connection with a wide-reaching foreign bribery investigation into Monegasque oil consultancy Unaoil.

18 November 2020

Australian court approves $1.3 billion Westpac money laundering fine

The Federal Court of Australia has ordered Westpac to pay a record-breaking AU$1.3 billion fine for breaching the country’s anti-money laundering and terrorist financing law.

21 October 2020

Austrac investigates gaming company Crown Resorts

19 October 2020

Westpac signs Australia’s largest corporate settlement over money laundering breaches

Australia’s attorney general called the bank’s anti-money laundering record “abysmal” after it agreed to pay a fine that is close to double the previous highest corporate penalty in the country.

24 September 2020

Westpac close to record-breaking money laundering settlement

23 September 2020

Counsel Watch: Ghislaine Maxwell, Novartis, Wirecard and more

In the latest counsel watch, UK socialite Ghislaine Maxwell hires Cohen & Gresser to defend her against allegations of grooming and perjury, and a multitude of firms advised Swiss pharma company Novartis as it resolved allegations of bribery and fraud in Greece and the US.

06 July 2020

Horizon Oil: internal investigation finds no bribery offences

09 June 2020

PwC promotes importance of privilege in Australian tax dispute

08 June 2020

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