Region: France

UK, France urged to tighten up corporate liability for money laundering

The Council of Europe has said 14 countries including the UK are failing to comply with international standards for holding companies liable for money laundering.

21 January 2022

Investors sue Airbus and auditors

10 January 2022

France fails to investigate major bribery allegations, says review group

An OECD anti-bribery body has raised concerns about French authorities’ failure to investigate corruption allegations against major local companies.

16 December 2021

UBS appeal secures significant fine reduction in French tax case

A French appeals court has slashed a penalty handed to Swiss bank UBS for tax fraud and laundering illicit funds by €2.7 billion.

13 December 2021

PNF director: Airbus case a high water mark for international cooperation

The head of France’s financial crime prosecution agency has said the Airbus bribery case “set a new standard” for cooperation between his agency, the US Justice Department and the UK’s Serious Fraud Office.

03 December 2021

Convicted former world athletics chief dies

03 December 2021

France opens probe into Sanjeev Gupta’s business group

Paris prosecutors are investigating UK businessman Sanjeev Gupta’s French business operations over the suspected misuse of corporate assets and money laundering.

08 November 2021

Counsel Watch: the lawyers who helped Rolls-Royce close out a Brazilian bribery probe

Lawyers in London and Brasília have helped Rolls-Royce resolve the final Brazilian strand of a long-running corruption case and Morrison & Foerster has steered a Chinese electronics company to a settlement over claims it sold millions of defective dehumidifiers.

04 November 2021

People News: Biden taps Greenberg lawyer to head New Jersey prosecutor’s office

The White House has announced its nominations for new US attorneys in New Jersey and Chicago, and a cryptocurrency exchange has hired a former Serious Fraud Office investigator as its head of compliance.

28 October 2021

French lawyers ask president to amend legal advice privilege bill

“Clients just won’t have confidence in speaking to their attorney; the whole point of having an attorney-client relationship will just die,” said one white-collar lawyer.

26 October 2021

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