Region: United Kingdom

SFO claims evidence of $380 million DRC bribery scheme

The UK’s anti-fraud agency says it has evidence of a vast money laundering scheme connected to a plot to pay bribes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

15 July 2021

FCA chief: investigations facing increasing data challenges

15 July 2021

Ex-SFO case controller: ENRC lawsuit a “fireworks display”

A former SFO lawyer has accused ENRC in a London court of using its civil case to distract from corruption allegations against the company, and said he experienced “repeated influence and intimidation” by the miner during his time at the agency.

14 July 2021

SFO director Alderman had “special relationship” with Dechert lawyer, court hears

Former SFO director Sir David Green told the high court in London that he’d heard of a “special relationship” between his predecessor, Richard Alderman, and Dechert partner Neil Gerrard, upon taking charge of the agency.

13 July 2021

London police seize nearly £180 million in cryptocurrency

13 July 2021

People News: Rio Tinto recruits in-house veteran as new chief legal officer

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Anglo-Australian mining company Rio Tinto has hired Isabelle Deschamps as its new chief legal officer, and a former Linklaters partner has started as special counsel at the White House.

12 July 2021

ENRC: former Dechert partner lied about contact with company’s compliance head

Eurasian mining company ENRC has accused former Dechert partner Neil Gerrard of lying under oath during his cross-examination in a long-running malpractice lawsuit.

08 July 2021

SBM Offshore whistleblower says he’s returning home after extradition victory

A former lawyer at SBM Offshore who helped expose widespread bribery by the Dutch oil company says he will return home to the UK from Croatia, after winning an extradition battle.

08 July 2021

US prosecutors make third bid to seize alleged 1MDB funds held by London court

08 July 2021

Former JPMorgan trader wins employment dispute over spoofing claims

A London court has ruled that US bank JPMorgan unfairly dismissed a cash equities trader over historic allegations of spoofing to “appease its regulators”.

07 July 2021

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