Region: Switzerland

Steinmetz corruption conviction a “milestone” for Geneva prosecutors

The recent bribery conviction of mining magnate Beny Steinmetz is a great success for Geneva’s Public Prosecutor’s Office and shows that foreign corruption stemming from the canton will be met with harsh penalties, local lawyers say.

25 January 2021

Switzerland closes second branch of Blatter investigation

22 January 2021

People news: Biden taps prominent white-collar lawyers amid a rush of US lawyer moves

In the latest people news, a flurry of activity in the US with the Biden administration appointing WilmerHale, MoFo and Cooley lawyers for senior positions, several US prosecutors jumping to private practice as well as a number of lateral hires.

21 January 2021

Switzerland homes in on former Julius Baer exec over alleged money laundering in Venezuela

The Swiss financial regulator has launched enforcement proceedings against a “high-ranking” ex-manager at Julius Baer for allegedly committing “serious breaches" of the country’s anti-money laundering regulations.

21 January 2021

Steinmetz denies bribery in Guinea

13 January 2021

Fifa attempt to recuse special prosecutor fails

A court in Bellinzona, Switzerland, said that football’s global governing body cannot request the dismissal of Stefan Keller because it is not a party to the proceedings against its president, Gianni Infantino.

12 January 2021

Steinmetz bribery trial to begin in Switzerland

Israeli businessman Beny Steinmetz will face charges that he paid bribes to secure mining rights in Guinea’s Simandou region in the first international corruption case brought to trial by the Geneva public prosecutor’s office.

07 January 2021

Credit Suisse faces criminal charges over money laundering failures

After a 12-year investigation, Swiss prosecutors charged the bank for allegedly failing to stop a Bulgarian cocaine ring from laundering money. Credit Suisse said it rejects the allegations and is astonished by the charges.

17 December 2020

Fifa criticises Swiss special prosecutor

11 December 2020

Former Spanish king pays outstanding taxes and fines

10 December 2020

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