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Swiss compliance officer on trial for missing 1MDB red flags

Swiss compliance officer on trial for missing 1MDB red flags

26 May 2020

A former Coutts compliance officer is on trial in Switzerland for allegedly failing to report a suspicious transaction from Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund.

Malaysia defies calls to delay corporate liability law

Malaysia defies calls to delay corporate liability law

21 May 2020

The Malaysian government will press ahead with its plan to introduce a new tough corporate criminal liability law within weeks, despite calls for its delay due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Malaysian attorney general and top corruption prosecutor resign

Malaysian attorney general and top corruption prosecutor resign

06 March 2020

The attorney general of Malaysia and the country’s anti-corruption chief have resigned just days after a politician with ties to defendants in the 1MDB scandal became prime minister.

Malaysia's 1MDB wins appeal over challenge to LCIA settlement

Malaysia's 1MDB wins appeal over challenge to LCIA settlement

28 November 2019

The Court of Appeal in London has ruled that Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB can proceed with an application to set aside an allegedly fraudulent US$5.8 billion settlement of an LCIA arbitration with an Abu Dhabi government-owned entity amid a scandal over misappropriated funds.

Counsel Watch

Counsel Watch

09 September 2019

In the latest counsel watch, the Libyan Investment Authority hires Michael Cohen’s former lawyer in its attempt to recover frozen assets and Debevoise & Plimpton acts for an individual tied to the Jeffrey Epstein scandal.

Goldman Sachs to “vigorously” defend Malaysian charges

Goldman Sachs to “vigorously” defend Malaysian charges

09 August 2019

Goldman Sachs says Malaysian prosecutors’ charges against its senior executives in the 1MDB scandal are “misdirected”.

Ex-1MDB financier ramps up charm offensive in the face of multiple charges

Ex-1MDB financier ramps up charm offensive in the face of multiple charges

24 April 2019

The PR bill of fugitive businessman Jho Low has tipped over $1 million as he fights against US and Malaysian charges tied to billions embezzled from Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB.

Real estate agents face increasing pressure to act as anti-corruption gatekeepers

Real estate agents face increasing pressure to act as anti-corruption gatekeepers

21 March 2019

The real estate industry is uniquely placed to flag when corrupt funds enter the US, but sales agents and brokers are mostly unaware of the problem. Calls are now increasing for that to change.

Federal Reserve bars 1MDB bankers

Federal Reserve bars 1MDB bankers

12 March 2019

The Federal Reserve has been targeting individuals ensnared in foreign bribery investigations, including this week a pair of former Goldman Sachs bankers for their alleged role in the 1MDB scandal.

Privilege dispute causes 1MDB-linked raid on Malaysian firm

Privilege dispute causes 1MDB-linked raid on Malaysian firm

25 January 2019

Rahmat Lim & Partners’ refusal to hand over privileged documents tied to its representation of Goldman Sachs sparked Malaysian police’s raid of its office on 24 January.

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