Region: Turkey

Herrick lands former EDNY criminal chief

Former federal prosecutor Victor Rocco has joined US firm Herrick, Feinstein as partner to lead the firm’s white-collar defence and investigations practice from New York.

09 July 2014

Arnold & Porter lawyer opens DC arbitration boutique

Latin American specialist Margarita Sánchez, a former associate at Arnold & Porter, has opened an arbitration and anti-corruption boutique in Washington, DC. By Leo Szolnoki.

12 June 2014

Marc Henzelin: European investigations, Swiss banks and unusual clients

GIR editorial board member Marc Henzelin is an investigations, international business crime defence and asset recovery lawyer at Lalive in Geneva.

07 May 2014

Turkey financial enforcer replaces 14 senior staff

Turkey’s Capital Markets Board (SPK) has dismissed three deputy chairs and 11 department heads, the agency announced on Friday. Cihan, a Turkish news agency, reports the agency said dismissals were made because of “management necessity”.

28 April 2014

Victory for UK’s National Crime Agency in asset recovery appeal

Profits from investments part-funded by proceeds of international fraud can be seized in full, the UK’s Court of Appeal ruled last Friday; observers tell GIR the ruling could spur enforcers to attempt more asset recovery when their investigations conclude.

10 April 2014

IBA Turkey: Firm leadership needed in emerging markets compliance

Convincing employees and third parties of the importance of compliance is key to creating robust anti-corruption programmes in high-risk jurisdictions. Tom Webb at the IBA Trans-National Crime Conference in Istanbul.

07 April 2014

GIR in Istanbul

This week, Global Investigations Review is in Istanbul, reporting from the International Bar Association’s Transnational Crime Conference. We also have an exhibition stand at the conference – so please come over and say hello.

02 April 2014

Turkey investigates Chanel tax evasion allegations

French fashion brand Chanel has been accused by Turkish prosecutors of tax evasion, according to Hurriyet Daily News. Chanel allegedly avoided paying customs tax by smuggling products into Turkey in suitcases carried by employees.

12 March 2014

Investigations in 2013: a year in review

A decade-long trend for increasing enforcement of foreign bribery, financial services and competition laws has shown no sign of abating – 2013 was a busy year. Aggressive enforcers, new legislation and heightened awareness of the importance of compliance programmes have fed law firms’ expanding investigations practices plenty of work.

14 February 2014

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