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DLA Piper’s white-collar head joins FTI as deputy GC

DLA Piper’s white-collar head joins FTI as deputy GC

July 17, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

Laura Terrell, the chair of DLA Piper’s global white-collar practice, has left the firm to join FTI Consulting.

Pinsent Masons partner in Munich wants compliance to be taken more seriously

Pinsent Masons partner in Munich wants compliance to be taken more seriously

July 17, 2018, GIR

Pinsent Masons has hired a lawyer who cut his teeth on the Siemens monitorship to lead the firm’s compliance practice in Germany.

Corruption Watch calls for changes to “opaque and bureaucratic” court system in England and Wales

Corruption Watch calls for changes to “opaque and bureaucratic” court system in England and Wales

July 16, 2018, GIR

The UK’s DPA regime is at risk of being undermined by a lack of transparency in the court system, according to a report by London-based NGO Corruption Watch UK.

DOJ secures 12th guilty plea in PDVSA bribery case

DOJ secures 12th guilty plea in PDVSA bribery case

July 16, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

A former official for Venezuela’s state-run oil company has pleaded guilty in a Houston federal court over his role in an international bribery scheme.

US moves to shield surveillance docs from ex-Hong Kong minister

US moves to shield surveillance docs from ex-Hong Kong minister

July 16, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked a Manhattan federal judge to keep classified information from a foreign bribery defendant who wants to determine whether evidence was obtained unlawfully.

Anti-bribery compliance: We need more “pioneers”

Anti-bribery compliance: We need more “pioneers”

July 13, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

Only a small number of companies are using the reams of data at their disposal to identify where they may be vulnerable to corruption. Lawyers say that needs to change.

Former US Attorney joins Morgan Lewis

Former US Attorney joins Morgan Lewis

July 13, 2018, GIR

Morgan Lewis & Bockius announced on 11 July that Kenneth Polite, a former US Attorney in New Orleans, will join its global disputes and investigations team on 20 August as a partner in its Philadelphia and New York offices.

Arrest warrant issued for CEO of Eurasian Resources Group

Arrest warrant issued for CEO of Eurasian Resources Group

July 13, 2018, GIR

Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 29 June approved an SFO arrest warrant for the CEO of Eurasian Resources Group after he failed to comply with a section 2 notice to appear for questioning.

Kokesh sinks SEC’s foreign bribery case against former Och-Ziff execs

Kokesh sinks SEC’s foreign bribery case against former Och-Ziff execs

July 12, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

A federal judge has dismissed the SEC’s foreign bribery case against two former executives of Och-Ziff Capital Management, a US hedge fund, saying the claims are time-barred.

US oil companies express frustration with PDVSA bribery lawsuit

US oil companies express frustration with PDVSA bribery lawsuit

July 12, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

A group of oil companies being sued by a US trust for Venezuela’s state oil company have questioned the validity of the bribery lawsuit.