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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.

SFO issues long-awaited corporate cooperation guidance

SFO issues long-awaited corporate cooperation guidance

06 August 2019

Lawyers have hailed the publication of the SFO’s guidelines on cooperation as “helpful and sensible” but are concerned about a requirement to appoint third parties to verify privilege claims.

Trench Rossi Watanabe’s former head of investigations launches new firm

Trench Rossi Watanabe’s former head of investigations launches new firm

02 July 2019

After leaving Trench Rossi Watanabe, Esther Flesch has started a boutique investigations practice that she wants to be recognised as a “top firm”.

Narrow scope of legal privilege makes France “preferred hunting ground” for US authorities

Narrow scope of legal privilege makes France “preferred hunting ground” for US authorities

26 June 2019

A report that outlines reforms to the French Blocking Statute says the rule of law has become “a weapon of destruction in the economic war led by the US against the rest of the world”.

Swiss parliament amends controversial settlement tool

Swiss parliament amends controversial settlement tool

20 June 2019

Swiss lawyers have expressed their disappointment at revisions to the country’s criminal procedure that will make it harder for prosecutors to offer settlements to foreign companies.

“Stakes are higher” in #MeToo investigations

“Stakes are higher” in #MeToo investigations

14 June 2019

Individuals should seek legal counsel before attending #MeToo internal investigation interviews because of the potential consequences that may flow from the alleged misconduct, a panel at GIR Live London said.

Russian draft counter-sanctions bill is “total nonsense”

Russian draft counter-sanctions bill is “total nonsense”

10 June 2019

Lawyers have criticised legislative amendments that would punish those who publish material that could cause the imposition of sanctions, describing it as “extreme and over the top”.

Ex-Linklaters partner joins Covington & Burling in Frankfurt

Ex-Linklaters partner joins Covington & Burling in Frankfurt

08 May 2019

Robert Henrici speaks to GIR about Germany’s incoming draft corporate criminal liability law and the largest tax fraud case in Europe following his move to Covington & Burling.

People News: Trump taps CFIUS chair for newly-created role

People News: Trump taps CFIUS chair for newly-created role

02 May 2019

In the latest people news round-up, US President Donald Trump nominates the first-ever assistant secretary for investment security and the legal adviser to the US Department of State on foreign policy joins Facebook.

Proposed reforms to French blocking statute would still leave companies “stuck between two evils”

Proposed reforms to French blocking statute would still leave companies “stuck between two evils”

18 April 2019

A leaked report outlining potential changes to the French Blocking Statute was recently published but French lawyers are unsure about how effective the proposals, drafted in response to “intrusive” US authorities, will be.

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Europe, The Middle East and Africa Investigations Review 2019

Highlights

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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The Healthcare Industry

David W Ogden, Ronald C Machen, Stephen A Jonas and Ericka Aiken

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

The Financial Services Industry

Günter Degitz and Rich Kando

AlixPartners
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Extradition

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England & Wales

Anand Doobay

Boutique Law LLP

England and Wales

Anand Doobay

Boutique Law LLP

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