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Carillion loses bid for KPMG documents in negligence case

Carillion loses bid for KPMG documents in negligence case

03 June 2020

A UK court has rejected defunct construction company Carillion’s application to force KPMG to hand over crucial documents that it says could help prove that the auditor’s negligence contributed to its collapse.

US arrests Ghosn’s alleged escape accomplices

US arrests Ghosn’s alleged escape accomplices

20 May 2020

US prosecutors have arrested two men accused of facilitating the dramatic escape of Nissan’s former CEO, Carlos Ghosn, from Japan.

Burford Capital loses London Stock Exchange trading data lawsuit

Burford Capital loses London Stock Exchange trading data lawsuit

15 May 2020

Litigation financing fund Burford Capital has lost its attempt to force the London Stock Exchange to hand over information that it says could prove it was the victim of market manipulation.

Convicted Libor traders lean on absent rate-setting guidance in appeal

Convicted Libor traders lean on absent rate-setting guidance in appeal

07 May 2020

Two former Deutsche Bank traders have said their convictions for Libor rigging should be overturned because no clear instructions existed about how to make submissions for the benchmark rate.

Australia boosts ASIC’s seizure powers

Australia boosts ASIC’s seizure powers

23 April 2020

Australian lawyers said that a recently enacted law that gives ASIC access to intercepted communications will profoundly impact how investigations are conducted.

British bankers convicted in Germany’s first ever criminal cum-ex case

British bankers convicted in Germany’s first ever criminal cum-ex case

19 March 2020

A court in Bonn has convicted two British bankers in the first criminal trial related to the cum-ex dividend stripping trades.

New Zealand fines bank over China-linked money laundering scheme

New Zealand fines bank over China-linked money laundering scheme

05 March 2020

New Zealand authorities have fined a local bank and two executives following the first ever criminal conviction under the country’s anti-money laundering law.

Wells Fargo employees routinely warned leadership of “growing plague” of misconduct

Wells Fargo employees routinely warned leadership of “growing plague” of misconduct

24 February 2020

Senior leadership at US-based Wells Fargo’s community bank repeatedly ignored warnings that unlawful sales practices at the bank, which led to a $3 billion settlement, were “spiralling out of control”.

Citigroup fined £44 million for governance and control failings

Citigroup fined £44 million for governance and control failings

26 November 2019

The Bank of England’s regulatory arm has fined Citigroup’s UK business £43.9 million after finding that its regulatory reporting framework was not designed, implemented or operating correctly.

UK economic crime report “does nothing” to address resourcing concerns

UK economic crime report “does nothing” to address resourcing concerns

12 July 2019

The UK government’s new proposal to fight economic crime has been criticised for failing to address inadequate resources and handing financial institutions an influential role in policy making.

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