Region: International

People News: SEC appoints new PCAOB chair; US firm hires from Goldman

In the latest People News roundup, the SEC has picked a Kirkland & Ellis lawyer to chair the PCAOB and Orrick poaches Goldman Sachs’ global head of litigation.

09 November 2021

People News: CFTC commissioner joins crypto firm

In the latest People News, a former CFTC commissioner has joined a crypto exchange and Quinn Emanuel has hired a former senior SEC official.

03 November 2021

People News: former SFO head to leave Slaughter and May

In the latest people news roundup, ex-SFO director David Green will leave Slaughter and May and the Manhattan federal prosecutor’s office appointed a new chief of its criminal division.

21 October 2021

People News: new US attorneys for SDNY and EDNY

In the latest roundup, the US Senate recently confirmed new leaders for the US attorney’s offices in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and a flurry of white-collar partner-level moves in the US and UK.

11 October 2021

People News: OECD begins search for new chair of bribery working group

The Organisation of Economic Co-Operation and Development has begun its search for a new chair of its bribery working group, and cryptocurrency exchange Binance has hired two former Internal Revenue Service cyber specialists.

01 October 2021

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

Wood Group settlement reignites overseas victim compensation debate

The Serious Fraud Office’s recent bribery settlement with engineering company Wood Group over historic conduct by Amec Foster Wheeler is only the second time the agency has included compensation for a foreign country within a deferred prosecution agreement.

19 July 2021

Ex-MROS chief: new powers a “major step forward” for Swiss international cooperation

The former head of Switzerland’s financial intelligence unit expects foreign authorities to eagerly tap the office’s expanded powers to demand information from banks on behalf of international partners.

06 July 2021

South Africa: Interpol still considering red notices for Gupta brothers

06 July 2021

An introduction to Women in Investigations 2021

Featured in Women in Investigations 2021

The 2021 survey recognises lawyers, consultants, in-house investigators, prosecutors and academics from the international investigations community, chosen from some 300 submissions sent to GIR following an open nomination process.

17 May 2021

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