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Former acting deputy US attorney for SDNY to join Sidley Austin

Former acting deputy US attorney for SDNY to join Sidley Austin

August 15, 2018, GIR

Sidley Austin has recruited Joan Loughnane, a former acting deputy US attorney for the Southern District of New York, as part of an effort to strengthen its cybercrime offering.

GIR Awards: nominations deadline extended

GIR Awards: nominations deadline extended

August 14, 2018, GIR

GIR has extended the deadline for nominations by one week for its fourth annual awards ceremony, which will be held on 25 October at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.

Zürcher Kantonalbank enters into DPA following “substantial cooperation”

Zürcher Kantonalbank enters into DPA following “substantial cooperation”

August 14, 2018, GIR

Manhattan prosecutors said that ZKB’s cooperation credit was reduced because the Zurich-based bank dissuaded two of its indicted employees from providing vital information that the bank knew would have furthered a tax evasion investigation.

Siemens CCO Moosmayer to join Novartis

Siemens CCO Moosmayer to join Novartis

August 14, 2018, GIR

Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis has hired Klaus Moosmayer from German engineering company Siemens, months after Novartis’ general counsel resigned in the wake of a scandal over payments the company made to US President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen.

DOJ drops Eletrobras investigation

DOJ drops Eletrobras investigation

August 14, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

Brazil’s state-controlled electricity company Eletrobras has announced that the DOJ will not prosecute it for bribery, but an SEC settlement still looms.

Macao billionaire argues domestic anti-bribery law does not apply to UN

Macao billionaire argues domestic anti-bribery law does not apply to UN

August 13, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

Ng Lap Seng argues prosecutors have wrongly interpreted a federal anti-corruption law to include the bribery of officials at international public organisations.

Court filing reveals potential cooperation breakdown in Jho Low yacht transfer

Court filing reveals potential cooperation breakdown in Jho Low yacht transfer

August 13, 2018, GIR

Lawyers acting for companies controlled by Jho Low have asked the DOJ to clarify whether the Malaysian government lied when it said that the US government helped it seize the disgraced financier’s yacht as part of the 1MDB probe.

Maxwellisation: Necessary for an internal investigation, or going overboard?

Maxwellisation: Necessary for an internal investigation, or going overboard?

August 13, 2018, GIR

Many firms are looking for ways to ensure individuals are treated fairly in an internal investigation. Linklaters partner Alison Wilson and managing associate Ben Packer argue that the much-maligned practice of “Maxwellisation”, borrowed from public inquiries, could offer a solution.

Past FCPA offender reports bribery concerns to US authorities

Past FCPA offender reports bribery concerns to US authorities

August 10, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

A Massachusetts-based company has voluntarily disclosed to the DOJ and SEC that it is investigating possible violations of the FCPA in China.

FCPA Docket: Morgan Stanley combating whistleblower retaliation suit

FCPA Docket: Morgan Stanley combating whistleblower retaliation suit

August 10, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

In today’s news round-up, a California business tells investors that the SEC will probably bring a foreign bribery enforcement action against it, and Morgan Stanley has been fighting allegations that it retaliated against an in-house lawyer for raising FCPA concerns.