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Swiss Supreme Court allows tax authorities to share UBS client data with France

Swiss Supreme Court allows tax authorities to share UBS client data with France

26 July 2019

Switzerland’s highest court has ruled that the Federal Tax Administration can share the identities of customers of Swiss bank UBS with French authorities.

Former UBS investigations lawyer moves to private practice

Former UBS investigations lawyer moves to private practice

17 April 2019

Arwen Handley has said she is looking forward to using the skills and knowledge she gained working in-house “to bring an extra dimension” to Hogan Lovells.

Julius Baer resolves $547 million tax-evasion DPA

Julius Baer resolves $547 million tax-evasion DPA

07 February 2019

Private bank Julius Baer has announced that it has successfully resolved its deferred prosecution agreement with the US Department of Justice.

Swiss UBS case shows “bank secrecy law is not dead”, lawyers say

Swiss UBS case shows “bank secrecy law is not dead”, lawyers say

10 January 2019

Swiss federal prosecutors want a four-year prison term to be imposed on a fugitive ex-UBS employee who allegedly stole and sold client data to German tax authorities in 2010.

French prosecutors make an example of UBS

French prosecutors make an example of UBS

20 November 2018

French prosecutors are pursuing eye-watering penalties against UBS in an ongoing tax evasion trial to warn companies what happens when settlement negotiations break down, according to lawyers in Paris.

Hayes takes aim at SFO’s expert medical witnesses

01 May 2018

The wife of jailed UBS Libor trader Tom Hayes has criticised the expert medical witnesses used at trial, claiming they weren’t qualified to assess Hayes’ Asperger’s syndrome.

Whistleblower awards should be unnecessary, lawyers say

Whistleblower awards should be unnecessary, lawyers say

22 January 2018

Financial rewards for whistleblowers raising concerns “ought not to be necessary,” as corporate culture should encourage “doing the right thing”, panellists said at a London conference.

People news roundup: Former Hogan Lovells partner turns White House special counsel

People news roundup: Former Hogan Lovells partner turns White House special counsel

25 July 2017

The latest people news includes a partner leaving Hogan Lovells to oversee the White House strategy in the Russia investigations, and Baker McKenzie hiring the former general counsel in Singapore for UBS bank.

French prosecutors may require a new approach as well as a new law

French prosecutors may require a new approach as well as a new law

21 April 2017

Lawyers say that France’s new anti-corruption system could be hampered by prosecutors’ reluctance to negotiate with private sector lawyers.

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