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Audi CEO arrest “unusual”, German lawyers say

Audi CEO arrest “unusual”, German lawyers say

June 20, 2018, GIR

The CEO of Volkswagen-owned Audi has agreed to testify in the ongoing Munich investigation into the emissions scandal following his “astonishing” arrest on 18 June.

UK’s extradition relationship with EU post-Brexit remains unclear

UK’s extradition relationship with EU post-Brexit remains unclear

June 20, 2018, GIR

Lawyers are anxious about the lack of clarity regarding the UK’s extradition arrangements with other EU countries once the UK leaves the union in March 2019.

Helsinki Commission hearing puts spotlight on US prosecution of corruption tied to Ukraine

Helsinki Commission hearing puts spotlight on US prosecution of corruption tied to Ukraine

June 20, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

At a hearing on corruption in Ukraine’s energy sector, attention turned to the US Department of Justice’s efforts to take on corruption tied to the country while authorities in Europe do nothing.

Medical company defends Morgan Lewis investigations docs as privileged

Medical company defends Morgan Lewis investigations docs as privileged

June 20, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

A disgruntled Chinese distributor says a US medical company’s foreign bribery investigation documents are not privileged because one law firm was hired to uncover the facts and another to provide the legal advice. The medical company says the claim is nonsense.

DOJ foreign bribery chief: “We don’t do industry sweeps”

DOJ foreign bribery chief: “We don’t do industry sweeps”

June 19, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

Despite noting the uptick in FCPA resolutions in the natural resources industry, Daniel Kahn, the DOJ’s foreign bribery chief, said the department does not “do industry sweeps.”

Defence lawyer on Firtash bribery prosecution joins White & Case

Defence lawyer on Firtash bribery prosecution joins White & Case

June 19, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

Carolyn Gurland, a white-collar defence lawyer working on the foreign bribery case against Ukrainian businessman Dmitry Firtash and his alleged co-conspirators, has joined White & Case as partner in Chicago.

The media inspired France’s Société Générale bribery investigation

The media inspired France’s Société Générale bribery investigation

June 19, 2018, GIR

It took several media reports to spark French authorities’ investigation of Société Générale’s Gaddafi-era Libyan bribery scheme, even though the DOJ had been on the case for two years.

JPMorgan settles Isdafix case with CFTC for $65 million

JPMorgan settles Isdafix case with CFTC for $65 million

June 19, 2018, GIR

The CFTC ordered JPMorgan Chase Bank to pay a $65 million civil penalty for attempted manipulation of the Isdafix benchmark.

People news roundup: Deutsche Bank RMBS prosecutor returns to private practice

People news roundup: Deutsche Bank RMBS prosecutor returns to private practice

June 18, 2018, GIR

In the latest people news, one of the prosecutors behind US settlements with British engineering company Rolls-Royce and Brazilian companies Odebrecht and Braskem moves in-house and a former EDNY prosecutor rejoins Lowenstein Sandler.

Who’s advising whom on FCPA cases

Who’s advising whom on FCPA cases

June 18, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

GIR Just Anti-Corruption presents which law firms and lawyers have been snagging the latest settlements, declinations and monitorships.