Region: Europe

Swiss privilege ruling a concern for companies seeking legal advice outside of Europe

One Swiss lawyer said the country’s parliament should examine the “unacceptable” ruling that permits prosecutors to seize legal advice given by lawyers outside of Europe in certain circumstances.

23 July 2021

UK court approves Mike Lynch’s extradition to US

A London court has ruled that UK billionaire Michael Lynch can be extradited to the US on fraud charges tied to US software company HP’s $11.1 billion acquisition of a company he founded.

22 July 2021

GIR Live: KBR case shows the benefits of pushing back against the SFO

A lawyer who acted for US engineering company KBR in its recent legal tussle with the Serious Fraud Office over the agency’s powers to compel evidence stored abroad said the case demonstrates the advantages of challenging the SFO.

22 July 2021

GIR Live returns in London – in pictures

Global Investigations Review’s first post-lockdown in-person conference, chaired by Stephen Gentle of Simmons & Simmons and Susannah Cogman of Herbert Smith Freehills, took place in London on Wednesday 21 July.

22 July 2021

French central bank fines American Express €2 million for money laundering failures

22 July 2021

Italian prosecutors open tax probe into Blackstone-owner insurer

22 July 2021

Ex-SFO investigator denies sharing secrets with ENRC’s lawyer

A former Serious Fraud Office official has rejected allegations that he and a senior Dechert partner acting for Eurasian mining company ENRC shared confidential information about their work during secret meetings.

21 July 2021

European Commission unveils plans for new anti-money laundering body

The EU wants to create a new, bloc-wide anti-money laundering regulator to tackle illicit financial flows across its 27 member states.

21 July 2021

Angola and Switzerland sign asset recovery agreement

21 July 2021

Two UK companies settle bribery allegations

The case marks the first time that the SFO has agreed more than one DPA from a single investigation.

20 July 2021

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