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German regulatory reforms put auditors in the crosshairs

German regulatory reforms put auditors in the crosshairs

28 July 2020

Germany’s plans to boost state oversight of companies in the wake of the Wirecard scandal is a step in the right direction but lacks the detail necessary to resolve the country's supervisory shortcomings.

Goldman Sachs settles with Malaysia over 1MDB

Goldman Sachs settles with Malaysia over 1MDB

24 July 2020

US bank Goldman Sachs has reached a $3.9 billion settlement with the Malaysian government over its role in the 1MDB affair.

Judge approves “unprecedented” fraud DPA with G4S subsidiary

Judge approves “unprecedented” fraud DPA with G4S subsidiary

17 July 2020

A judge has said that G4S Care & Justice’s £44.5 million DPA with the SFO is the toughest agreed in the UK to date, as he approved the settlement.

G4S subsidiary agrees settlement with SFO

G4S subsidiary agrees settlement with SFO

10 July 2020

Prison services contractor G4S Care & Justice has reached a £44.5 million deferred prosecution agreement with the SFO linked to a prisoner-monitoring contract.

Former Barclays exec denies misleading investment firm about Qatari deal

Former Barclays exec denies misleading investment firm about Qatari deal

09 July 2020

A former top Barclays banker has said he does not recall telling investment firm PCP Capital Partners that it would get the same deal as Qatar when it invested billions into the bank amid the 2008 financial crisis.

Wirecard saga exposes cracks in German financial regulation

Wirecard saga exposes cracks in German financial regulation

02 July 2020

German payment company Wirecard’s €2 billion accounting scandal illuminates some of the country’s supervisory shortcomings but criticism of the financial regulator could be misplaced.

Former Barclays CEO testifies in £1.6 billion fraud lawsuit

Former Barclays CEO testifies in £1.6 billion fraud lawsuit

02 July 2020

Barclays’ former CEO said he was in the dark about the details of an allegedly fraudulent deal signed between the bank and Qatar, which is at the heart of a high-profile lawsuit, when it was agreed in 2008.

Honduras regresses in its anti-corruption efforts

Honduras regresses in its anti-corruption efforts

01 July 2020

Experts warn that changes to Honduras’ penal code have turned back the clock on its enforcement against economic crime.

Ex-Freshfields lawyer indicted in Germany over tax scandal

Ex-Freshfields lawyer indicted in Germany over tax scandal

25 June 2020

German prosecutors have charged a second former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer tax lawyer in connection to the cum-ex tax evasion scandal.

World Bank sanctions tech company for fraud in Vietnam

World Bank sanctions tech company for fraud in Vietnam

25 June 2020

The World Bank has punished a Vietnamese technology management company for fraud linked to transport projects in the country.

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