Region: United Kingdom

Ex-SFO GC: former director “was not having corrupt transactions with lawyers”

The anti-fraud office’s former general counsel told a London court that while he had “structural” criticisms of how Richard Alderman had run the SFO, he did not believe the former director had thrashed out personal deals during off-the-record meetings.

19 July 2021

SFO: QC appointed for review of Serco failures

16 July 2021

Dechert and former partner to face cyberhacking suit

A London court has added Dechert and retired partner Neil Gerrard to a lawsuit alleging a conspiracy to hack the private data of airline operator Farhad Azima during a business dispute.

16 July 2021

Counsel Watch: US firm uncovers bullying at NFL team

Wilkinson Stekloff finds a culture of “fear” at Washington Football Team, Deloitte calls on a Singapore firm to fight allegations of auditing failures in the country and Gleiss Lutz leads car manufacturers to Dieselgate settlements.

16 July 2021

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

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