Region: Germany

Counsel Watch: Vinson & Elkins helps MoneyGram settle latest AML probe

In the latest Counsel Watch, GIR looks at the white-collar lawyers acting in cases featuring MoneyGram, tech billionaire Elon Musk and the executor of Jeffrey Epstein’s estate.

25 March 2022

Germany launches probe into Bosch over possible Russia sanctions breaches

21 March 2022

Munich prosecutors charge former Wirecard CEO

Prosecutors have outlined a scheme where Wirecard executives allegedly faked profits and embezzled funds from the business via loans to third-party companies.

14 March 2022

ESG misreporting allegations see Deutsche Bank monitor extended

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The US Justice Department has extended the period of a corporate monitor at Deutsche Bank following claims that the German lender’s asset management subsidiary lied about its ethical credentials.

11 March 2022

Tax lawyer extradited to Germany to face cum-ex charges

Swiss authorities have delivered a veteran tax adviser to Germany after Switzerland’s highest court rejected his final appeal against the extradition proceedings.

24 February 2022

German bankers warned to expect convictions for alleged roles in cum-ex scandal

17 February 2022

Counsel Watch: Lawyers appointed to investigate SFO failings

In the latest Counsel Watch, two veteran London lawyers have been hired to conduct separate reviews into failings on high-profile Serious Fraud Office probes, and a Dutch law firm has sued the country’s prosecutors over alleged privilege violations.

11 February 2022

German court quashes search warrants tied to SAR probe

11 February 2022

Counsel Watch: Former Swedbank CEO lawyers up

The former head of Swedish lender Swedbank has hired local counsel to fight criminal charges, as has the first defendant in Germany’s Wirecard case.

20 January 2022

Germany files first criminal charges in Wirecard case

German prosecutors have accused an investment fund manager of helping to launder more than €22 million in funds embezzled from collapsed payments company Wirecard.

14 January 2022

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