Region: Netherlands

FATF praises Dutch AML efforts, stresses need for more resources

25 August 2022

Regulator fines former Rabobank US executive for obstruction

A US financial regulator has fined the former CEO of Dutch lender Rabobank’s California arm $20,000 for refusing to hand over documents during an audit of the bank’s anti-money laundering procedures.

19 August 2022

Dutch authorities arrest suspected Tornado Cash developer

The arrest of the unnamed individual comes two days after the US placed Tornado Cash on its list of sanctioned entities.

12 August 2022

Dutch Shell investigation dropped following Italy acquittal

Prosecutors in the Netherlands have ended a probe into alleged bribery by Shell in Nigeria, citing double jeopardy rules.

21 July 2022

Italy court upholds Shell and Eni acquittals in Nigeria bribery case

An appeal court in Milan has upheld a decision to throw out corruption charges against Anglo-Dutch energy company Shell and Italian oil company Eni over an alleged bribery scheme in Nigeria.

19 July 2022

Dutch Supreme Court lays out privilege rules for foreign in-house counsel

Legal experts in the Netherlands have said that recent guidance by the Supreme Court on when foreign in-house lawyers can claim legal privilege leaves questions unanswered about the scope of materials that can be protected under the rules.

01 July 2022

People news: Danske Bank compliance chief headed to Rabobank

In the latest people news update, Danske Bank’s top compliance executive is set to become Rabobank’s chief financial economic crime officer, and Ropes & Gray has poached the US Department of Justice’s first in-house compliance expert.

17 June 2022

Glencore pays more than $1 billion in four-agency resolution

The Swiss commodities trader admitted paying bribes throughout Africa and South America in resolutions with four agencies in the US, UK and Brazil. Corruption probes in Switzerland and the Netherlands, however, continue.

25 May 2022

Dutch authorities appeal against privilege ruling

The Netherlands’ state prosecution service is appealing against a part of a recent privilege decision that requires the agency to ask email service providers to filter out confidential communications before they respond to authority information requests.

21 April 2022

People News: Manhattan US attorney appoints a chief counsel

In the latest round-up, US Attorney Damian Williams adds to his senior leadership team, another former FinCEN official heads to a crypto exchange and a US firm has launched a new strategic risk and crisis management practice.

12 April 2022

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