Topic: Trials

Court slams ex-Dechert partner’s “almost unimaginable” misconduct on ENRC probe

“I have little doubt that Mr [Neil] Gerrard had a large ego and a belief that he is always right and expected others to follow him implicitly,” the court said in an excoriating judgment concluding that the lawyer repeatedly leaked ENRC’s confidential information to the SFO.

16 May 2022

Swiss court upholds ex-UBS banker’s data theft conviction

13 May 2022

Criminal convictions overturned in Monte dei Paschi fraud trial

A Milan appeal court has acquitted former executives at Deutsche Bank, Nomura International and Monte dei Paschi di Siena who were accused of helping the Italian lender hide its shaky financial position in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.

10 May 2022

US engineer handed 14-year sentence for Coca-Cola trade secret theft

10 May 2022

Senior UK officials orchestrated decades of Saudi bribes, court hears

“This indictment does not begin to plumb the depths of what the UK government has been involved in since the 1970s,” a defence barrister told a London court.

09 May 2022

Tesla sues former engineer over trade secrets theft

09 May 2022

UK defence officials “were aware of and facilitated” middlemen payments

The Serious Fraud Office has told a London court that UK government officials introduced a defence company to a consulting group that paid bribes to help the business win military contracts in Saudi Arabia.

06 May 2022

SFO: UK defence contractors bribed Saudis

Jurors were told that two former defence contractors were “at the heart” of a scheme to funnel bribes to high-ranking Saudi officials to secure military contracts for a now-defunct Airbus subsidiary.

05 May 2022

Counsel Watch: Archegos founder lawyers up as fraud charges mount

In the latest counsel watch, the Ukrainian government has tapped a top DC sanctions lawyer to advise the country on Russian sanctions, and former executives at collapsed investment fund Archegos have recruited white-collar lawyers to help them fight civil and criminal fraud charges in New York.

03 May 2022

Lawyer denies “tipping off” client about SFO probe

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office has charged commercial solicitor William Osmond with illicitly disclosing the existence of a money laundering investigation.

11 April 2022

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