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Counsel Watch: Former deputy attorney general uncovers “systemic” abuse in US women’s football

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In the latest counsel watch, King & Spalding concluded an investigation into the culture of professional women’s football in the US, and firms represented banks and a well-known celebrity in connection with various SEC enforcement actions.

04 October 2022

Mixed reviews for UK government’s new Economic Crime Bill

Lawyers expressed both optimism and scepticism about the various new provisions in the UK government’s latest economic crime bill, set to give more powers to the country’s authorities and enable information sharing among businesses.

29 September 2022

People News: senior DOJ official rejoins Jenner & Block

In the latest people news roundup, home exercise equipment company Peleton has recruited an in-house investigations lawyer from Uber, and Jenner & Block has re-hired a high-ranking DOJ official.

29 September 2022

OFSI fines competition organiser for accepting Crimea wines

The UK's civil sanctions enforcer has issued a £30,000 penalty to the UK company behind an annual beverage competition in Hong Kong for breaching sanctions targeting a Russian state company.

27 September 2022

London judge orders extradition of alleged cum-ex trader to Denmark

Anthony Patterson faces up to 12 years in Danish prison if found guilty in the Nordic country.

20 September 2022

Counsel Watch: former US attorney general tapped for cross-border GOL settlement

In the latest counsel watch, GIR looks at the teams acting for Brazilian airline GOL, telecommunications company Ericsson, banks Barclays and Morgan Stanley, and engineering company Jacobs Group in recent white-collar cases.

20 September 2022

NCA attempts to seize £54 million held by UK lender

The UK’s National Crime Agency has told a London court that Barclays is holding more than £50 million of suspected illicit funds on behalf of unidentified customers.

14 September 2022

US Libor acquittal lawyers field calls from both sides of the Atlantic

Two lawyers who helped overturn the conviction of a former Deutsche Bank trader accused of manipulating interest rate benchmarks have switched firms. Their case caused a stir in the UK as well as the US.

14 September 2022

Reports: Austria convicts alleged middleman in Eurofighter bribery scheme

13 September 2022

Austrac launches probe into Entain

Australia’s anti-money laundering regulator's investigation into Entain comes just a few weeks after the company was fined nearly £20 million over failures in its AML compliance in the UK.

12 September 2022

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