Region: International

Future OECD bribery group chair: mutual legal assistance needs to be faster

The incoming chair of the working group on bribery, Daniëlle Goudriaan, said that mutual legal assistance processes take too long and slow down foreign bribery cases.

08 April 2022

People News: DOJ veteran heads to Microsoft

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In the latest round-up, the National Security Division saw the departure of its deputy chief for export control and sanctions, and a flurry of former SEC officials have found new homes in private practice.

30 March 2022

People News: DOJ taps veteran prosecutor to lead Russian crime taskforce

In the latest roundup, the US Department of Justice has appointed a top New York prosecutor as the head of its task force targeting Russian oligarchs and a flurry of white-collar partner-level moves in the US.

21 March 2022

Interpol launches financial crime and corruption initiative

Practitioners said the self-described apolitical organisation has entered the financial crime arena at a moment when many future investigations will likely be driven by geopolitical tensions.

16 March 2022

Panasonic’s foreign bribery DPA ends

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A federal judge dismissed charges against Panasonic Avionics Corporation after prosecutors said the company “fully complied” with its obligations under a deferred prosecution agreement.

14 March 2022

US banks begin to leave Russia amid barrage of sanctions

Flooded with sanctions concerns, financial institutions are beginning to act one week after major US companies started pulling the plug on their business in Russia.

11 March 2022

People News: South Africa appoints new anti-corruption chief

In the latest roundup, South Africa has tapped a state prosecutor to lead its anti-corruption agency and Morrison & Foerster has hired a federal prosecutor to bolster its Boston investigations team.

02 March 2022

People News: DOJ adds new senior lawyer to Criminal Division

A new deputy assistant attorney general has joined the Criminal Division at Main Justice and firms including Cohen & Gresser, Vinson & Elkins and DLA Piper announced new additions to their white-collar and litigation teams.

25 February 2022

Ex-FATF chief: majority of money laundering still involves cash

“We need to be careful that we don’t lose track of where most money is being laundered,” said the ex-FATF chief.

17 February 2022

People News: Brazil investigations firm splits

In the latest roundup, the founding partners of FeldensMadruga in Brazil have decided to part ways, and Herbert Smith Freehills has hired an Italian investigations lawyer and his team to bolster its Milan office.

16 February 2022

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