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Lawyers for Halkbank say request for special appearance is uncontroversial

Lawyers for Halkbank say request for special appearance is uncontroversial

20 November 2019

King & Spalding has defended its request to make a special appearance to challenge charges against Turkish bank Halkbank over a multi-billion dollar sanctions evasion scheme.

Mexican Parliament votes to expand powers of finance ministry

Mexican Parliament votes to expand powers of finance ministry

07 November 2019

Mexico’s parliament has voted in favour of allowing the country’s finance ministry to blacklist individuals suspected of money laundering and other financial crimes.

Quebec advocates for beneficial ownership register to bolster corporate transparency

Quebec advocates for beneficial ownership register to bolster corporate transparency

04 October 2019

Quebec’s Ministry of Finance has published a consultation paper with proposals aimed at improving corporate transparency across the Canadian province.

French banking regulator exposes “fragilities” in banking sector

French banking regulator exposes “fragilities” in banking sector

03 October 2019

The Bank of France’s regulatory arm has released an uncharacteristically transparent report that has uncovered anti-money laundering weaknesses across the country’s financial sector.

Businessman’s “unparalleled and extraordinary” cooperation in PDVSA investigation spared him jail time

Businessman’s “unparalleled and extraordinary” cooperation in PDVSA investigation spared him jail time

01 October 2019

Agreeing to secretly tape suspects and risking his life to recover evidence for the US government were major factors that helped a former oil company employee avoid a prison sentence for taking part in a bribery scheme.

Danske Bank aims to lead the Nordics’ fight against financial crime

Danske Bank aims to lead the Nordics’ fight against financial crime

25 September 2019

Satnam Lehal, Danske Bank's head of financial crime compliance, spoke to GIR in an interview about the bank's response to one of the world's largest money laundering scandals.

Swedbank waives attorney-client privilege in money laundering probe

Swedbank waives attorney-client privilege in money laundering probe

17 September 2019

Sweden’s oldest bank is allowing prosecutors to scrutinise work carried out by one of its external lawyers amid an investigation into a money laundering scandal that has rocked the Nordic region.

Norwegian regulator chides DNB over money laundering controls

Norwegian regulator chides DNB over money laundering controls

22 August 2019

Major Norwegian bank DNB has “significant deficiencies” in its compliance with anti-money laundering regulations, Norway’s Financial Supervisory Authority has said.

Former Johnson & Johnson execs to appeal against Greek bribery convictions

Former Johnson & Johnson execs to appeal against Greek bribery convictions

30 July 2019

A Greek court has sentenced three former executives at Johnson & Johnson to seven years in prison after their fraud and money laundering convictions.

Greece convicts three UK nationals in Johnson & Johnson bribery case

Greece convicts three UK nationals in Johnson & Johnson bribery case

29 July 2019

The court in Athens acquitted a fourth UK exec previously prosecuted in England after the SFO testified in the case to defend the UK’s public interest.

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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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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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