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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.

Counsel watch: Estonia hires ex-FBI director to advise on US investigations

Counsel watch: Estonia hires ex-FBI director to advise on US investigations

23 July 2020

In the latest counsel watch, the Estonian government has hired former FBI director Louis Freeh to advise the country on money laundering issues, and a former UK Serious Fraud Office lawyer helps G4S secure a deferred prosecution agreement with the agency.

Counsel Watch: Ghislaine Maxwell, Novartis, Wirecard and more

Counsel Watch: Ghislaine Maxwell, Novartis, Wirecard and more

06 July 2020

In the latest counsel watch, UK socialite Ghislaine Maxwell hires Cohen & Gresser to defend her against allegations of grooming and perjury, and a multitude of firms advised Swiss pharma company Novartis as it resolved allegations of bribery and fraud in Greece and the US.

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.

KPMG highlights inadequate access to data in Wirecard report

KPMG highlights inadequate access to data in Wirecard report

28 April 2020

German payment company Wirecard said that a KPMG  audit did not uncover evidence to support allegations of accounting fraud but added that the Big Four firm was unable to access information to adequately assess the company’s sales revenue. 

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Europe, Middle East and Africa Investigations Review 2020

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Anti-Money Laundering Trends and Challenges

Deborah Luskin, Anant Modi, Selma Della Santina and Sarah Wrigley

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Cleaning up the Mess: Effective Remediation in Internal Investigations in Africa

Benjamin S Haley, Sarah Crowder, Randall D Friedland and Thomas McGuire

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