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Fugitive businessman sues Debevoise, former SEC enforcement chief for malpractice

Fugitive businessman sues Debevoise, former SEC enforcement chief for malpractice

19 October 2020

A former Debevoise & Plimpton client filed a lawsuit against the firm, partner Andrew Ceresney and others, two days after federal prosecutors unsealed a second round of wide-ranging criminal charges against him.

CGU launches probe into officials allegedly bribed with football tickets

CGU launches probe into officials allegedly bribed with football tickets

25 November 2019

The CGU in Brazil has opened an investigation into dozens of public officials accused of accepting bribes in relation to high-profile football tournaments.

SEC punishes KPMG over “astonishing” misconduct

SEC punishes KPMG over “astonishing” misconduct

17 June 2019

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has fined KPMG $50 million as part of an ongoing probe after finding that former senior executives stole information from an industry watchdog.

SEC wants to beef up evidence against Rio Tinto in Mozambique case

SEC wants to beef up evidence against Rio Tinto in Mozambique case

27 March 2019

The SEC says it has evidence to assuage the Manhattan federal court’s concerns with its case against Rio Tinto and two former senior executives accused of hiding the failure of a Mozambique coal mine.

US authorities find familiar names behind SEC hack

US authorities find familiar names behind SEC hack

16 January 2019

US authorities have blamed a 2016 breach of the SEC’s corporate announcement database on a hacking duo responsible for several similar attacks in recent years.

FCPA in Asia: “We’re not even getting called in for investigations”

FCPA in Asia: “We’re not even getting called in for investigations”

20 November 2018

The once fruitful line of US-led foreign bribery work appears to be drying up in East Asia as lawyers report a significant drop off in cases and companies increasingly attempt to sidestep US bribery probes.

SEC defends fraud charges against Rio Tinto executives

SEC defends fraud charges against Rio Tinto executives

24 January 2018

The SEC has responded to claims from Rio Tinto executives that it cannot prove fraud charges against them by arguing that it must only show that they had “motive and opportunity” to commit fraud.

Telia settles Uzbek bribery allegations

Telia settles Uzbek bribery allegations

21 September 2017

Swedish telecoms company Telia has agreed a first-of-its-kind settlement with US, Dutch and Swedish authorities to resolve allegations of bribery in Uzbekistan.

SEC settlement with LAN CEO may spark local investigation

SEC settlement with LAN CEO may spark local investigation

16 February 2016

A recent settlement between the SEC and the CEO of LAN Airlines for foreign bribery violations is likely to spur an investigation in Argentina, lawyers say.

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