Region: Switzerland

Swiss parliament closes impeachment proceedings against attorney general

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Switzerland’s federal assembly will end impeachment proceedings against Attorney General Michael Lauber after he offered his resignation in July.

19 August 2020

GIR’s In-House Investigator Series: Sébastien Bergier at Roche

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The director of internal investigations at life sciences company Roche gives an overview of the company’s investigations function and the challenges that arise in internal reporting and working with external lawyers.

31 July 2020

Swiss compliance officer convicted over 1MDB transaction

A Swiss court has ordered a former compliance officer at private bank Coutts to pay 50,000 francs for intentionally breaching anti-money laundering laws in a case linked to the 1MDB scandal.

31 July 2020

Swiss attorney general’s resignation likely to shake up workings of OAG

Michael Lauber’s decision to step down from his position as Switzerland’s attorney general has opened up a debate in Switzerland on the role, organisation and powers of the OAG.

29 July 2020

Swiss AG offers to step down over secret Fifa meetings

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Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber has tendered his resignation after a court partly rejected his appeal against allegations of breach of duty linked to the Fifa bribery investigation.

24 July 2020

Switzerland names special prosecutor to investigate attorney general

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The Swiss OAG’s disciplinary committee has appointed Stefan Keller as a special prosecutor to investigate Attorney General Michael Lauber over his alleged mishandling of the Fifa bribery probe.

03 July 2020

Counsel Watch

In the latest counsel watch, Morrison & Foerster is representing a US prosecutor who is due to testify over the alleged politicisation of the US Justice Department, and Marc Mukasey at Mukasey Frenchman & Sklaroff is defending a Harvard chemistry professor accused of lying to the US government regarding his ties to China.

19 June 2020

Swiss politician files complaint against public prosecutor in Fifa case

18 June 2020

Switzerland investigates Blatter over $1 million loan

15 June 2020

Switzerland launches Tuna Bonds-linked probe

Swiss federal prosecutors have opened an investigation linked to an alleged bribery scheme concerning $2 billion in loans raised by Credit Suisse and Russian bank VTB for the government of Mozambique.

05 June 2020

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