Region: United Kingdom

Counsel Watch: Former Swedbank CEO lawyers up

The former head of Swedish lender Swedbank has hired local counsel to fight criminal charges, as has the first defendant in Germany’s Wirecard case.

20 January 2022

KPMG fined £3 million for “serious failings” in Conviviality audit

19 January 2022

AML laws should include environmental crimes, UK group says

12 January 2022

ENRC accuses law firm of “extremely troubling” privilege violations

Mining company ENRC wants to stop a London law firm from acting for the ex-prime minister of Kazakhstan, who faces a civil trial for allegedly leaking confidential information to the SFO.

11 January 2022

KPMG says it misled UK regulator over Carillion audits

11 January 2022

Investors sue Airbus and auditors

10 January 2022

Mishcon fined over anti-money laundering breaches

05 January 2022

People News: Ex-SEC lawyers create new firm

In the latest People News round up, former SEC officials launch a whistleblower-focused firm as well as big-ticket hires by Latham & Watkins and Dechert.

05 January 2022

ICYMI: A round-up of developments over the holiday season

A Happy New Year from all of us at GIR! During the past two weeks, a San Francisco jury has convicted the founder of blood testing company Theranos of fraud and Denmark has created a new agency for prosecuting complex financial crimes.

04 January 2022

UK financial regulator experiences activity slowdown

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has opened significantly fewer investigations over the past year, prompting experts to speculate about whether the regulator is being more wary about taking on new cases.

21 December 2021

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