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Odebrecht-linked company charged with corruption in Spain

Odebrecht-linked company charged with corruption in Spain

31 October 2019

Spain’s National Court has approved charges against construction company FCC for alleged corruption linked to €82 million it paid as part of a series of construction projects in Panama.

Halkbank slams US sanctions charges

Halkbank slams US sanctions charges

16 October 2019

Turkish bank Halkbank has blasted the DOJ’s “unfair” indictment a day after US authorities accused the bank of taking part in a multi-billion-dollar sanctions violations scheme.

Counsel Watch

Counsel Watch

02 October 2019

In the latest counsel watch, Swiss firm Homburger conducts an internal investigation as part of the Credit Suisse spying scandal and both Debevoise & Plimpton and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher agree separate multimillion-dollar settlements with the SEC for their clients.

EU justice minister candidate shrugs off graft allegations

EU justice minister candidate shrugs off graft allegations

02 October 2019

Belgium’s candidate for the EU justice commissioner, whose campaign has been marred by allegations of historic corruption, says he wants the EU to consider paying whistleblowers.

National security concerns threaten Airbus GPT bribery case

National security concerns threaten Airbus GPT bribery case

30 September 2019

The UK attorney general could end the UK Serious Fraud Office’s proposed prosecution of an Airbus subsidiary over alleged bribery in Saudi Arabia on national security grounds.

Counsel Watch: SEC settles fraud charges against Nissan and Ghosn

Counsel Watch: SEC settles fraud charges against Nissan and Ghosn

23 September 2019

In the latest counsel watch, Cleary Gottlieb, Latham & Watkins and Paul Weiss help Nissan and its former CEO Carlos Ghosn settle SEC charges and Davis Polk guides PwC to resolve other charges brought by the same agency.

Fresh Accuracy recruit touts changing European investigations market

Fresh Accuracy recruit touts changing European investigations market

13 September 2019

While speaking about his move to French consultancy firm Accuracy, Morgan Heavener told GIR that the string of recent penalties imposed on European companies has started to change attitudes on the continent towards internal investigations.

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.

GIR Live Singapore: Disrupting corruption

GIR Live Singapore: Disrupting corruption

15 July 2019

How technology is altering investigations is top of the agenda for GIR’s second annual conference in Singapore on 29 August, which will also feature discussions on the country’s introduction of DPAs.

Counsel Watch: Swiss AG hires Blatter lawyer in Fifa-linked probe

Counsel Watch: Swiss AG hires Blatter lawyer in Fifa-linked probe

05 July 2019

In the latest counsel watch, embattled Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber has hired the lawyer acting for former Fifa president Sepp Blatter to represent him in a disciplinary investigation linked to the world footballing organisation.

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Europe, The Middle East and Africa Investigations Review 2019

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The Geopolitics of Data Transfer

Weng Yee Ng

Forensic Risk Alliance

Money Laundering Compliance and Investigations across EMEA

Matthew Getz and David Bufton

Boies, Schiller & Flexner
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The Guide to Monitorships - First Edition

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Anthony S Barkow and Michael Ross

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Amélie Champsaur

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Pietro M Fioruzzi, Andrea Mantovani and Bernardo Massella Ducci Teri

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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