Region: Spain

Spain’s new whistleblower law receives lukewarm reception

The Spanish government has passed a long-awaited but divisive whistleblowing law. Defence lawyers said it could prove tricky for companies to comply with new self-reporting obligations, while campaign groups said the legislation doesn’t sufficiently protect whistleblowers.

03 March 2023

Spain charges ex-Odebrecht employee with money laundering

20 February 2023

EU accuses eight countries of failing to adopt whistleblower measures

16 February 2023

DOJ charges businessmen over servicing of Russian oligarch’s yacht

US prosecutors have accused two businessmen of facilitating sanctions evasion by helping a sanctioned Russian “obfuscate” his ownership of a $90 million motor yacht.

23 January 2023

People News: Fraud Section litigation head joins Squire Patton Boggs

In the latest people news roundup, Squire Patton Boggs has recruited a senior official from the US Justice Department and a former UK enforcement lawyer is set to join WilmerHale.

08 December 2022

People News: ex-FBI agent joins FRA

In the latest people news roundup, a former FBI agent has joined Forensic Risk Alliance and Addleshaw Goddard has hired its first UK investigations partner based outside of London.

21 October 2022

Immunity deal for yacht company reveals US strategy for oligarch probes

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Former federal prosecutors believe the DOJ’s decision to trade immunity for information about a yacht’s oligarch owner is a warning shot for the yacht building industry and other sectors that serve the super-rich.

24 June 2022

Spanish recruitment company fined €80m in France over contracts fraud

13 June 2022

US unveils sanctions charges against two Europeans

US prosecutors are accusing a UK and a Spanish citizen of conspiring with programmer Virgil Griffith to evade US sanctions on North Korea by providing the country with blockchain and cryptocurrency services.

26 April 2022

Spanish prosecutors seize yacht in first win for US sanctions task force

A multi-agency US task force hunting Russian sanctions evaders has recorded its first asset seizure. “It will not be the last,” said the US attorney general.

05 April 2022

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