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High Court clarifies privilege rules for foreign lawyers

High Court clarifies privilege rules for foreign lawyers

16 September 2020

A judge overseeing a dispute between Russian oil company Tatneft and four Ukranian businessmen, including Igor Kolomoisky, has ruled that foreign lawyers’ communications are protected by legal professional privilege.

SFO charges three former G4S execs with fraud

SFO charges three former G4S execs with fraud

08 September 2020

The UK SFO has charged three former executives of prison services contractor G4S over an alleged scheme to defraud the country’s Ministry of Justice.

US did not overreach in former Autonomy CFO’s fraud conviction, court rules

US did not overreach in former Autonomy CFO’s fraud conviction, court rules

27 August 2020

The former CFO of software company Autonomy can be convicted for fraud that took place in the UK because the conduct stemmed from business activity based in California, a US judge said.

KPMG’s US arm dodges $1.1 billion Oceanografía fraud lawsuit

KPMG’s US arm dodges $1.1 billion Oceanografía fraud lawsuit

24 August 2020

A Delaware judge has dismissed a claim alleging that the US arm of accounting firm KPMG can be held liable for failing to detect a multimillion-dollar fraud scheme at defunct Mexican oil company Oceanografía.

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.

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