Region: France

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

France to consider tough anti-corruption reforms

A French politician has proposed wide-ranging changes to the country’s anti-corruption apparatus including making companies liable for failing to prevent crimes.

24 October 2021

Counsel Watch: the lawyers on the Petrofac and NatWest guilty pleas

A veteran London barrister has acted in the convictions of two corporates in as many weeks, and Clifford Chance has helped resolve financial crime investigations on both sides of the Atlantic.

11 October 2021

DOJ appeals against decision to let SocGen trader fight charges from France

05 October 2021

A look back at GIR Connect: Paris

The virtual conference featured a keynote from Total general counsel Aurélien Hamelle and was co-chaired by Jonathan Mattout of Herbert Smith Freehills and Laura Perkins of Hughes Hubbard & Reed. A video of the entire programme is online now.

05 October 2021

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