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FCPA Docket: Senators press for CFIUS review of JBS acquisitions

FCPA Docket: Senators press for CFIUS review of JBS acquisitions

October 11, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

In today’s news round-up, the DOJ goes after funds held by a former Peruvian president, and two US senators urge CFIUS to review acquisitions of US companies by a Brazilian business accused of bribery.

Dechert can view annotations on privileged documents in latest spat with ENRC

Dechert can view annotations on privileged documents in latest spat with ENRC

October 11, 2019, GIR

A UK court has allowed Dechert to “forensically examine” documents that its former client, Eurasian miner ENRC, had attempted to prevent the firm from seeing by claiming they were privileged.

On eve of trial, Miami businessman pleads guilty

On eve of trial, Miami businessman pleads guilty

October 11, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The purported mastermind of a money laundering scheme, Frank Chatburn, has pleaded guilty over his role in bribing Ecuadorian officials. Another defendant in the case has also admitted to wrongdoing.

DOJ requests heaviest possible sentence for “openly defiant” convicted Libor rigger

DOJ requests heaviest possible sentence for “openly defiant” convicted Libor rigger

October 11, 2019, GIR

US prosecutors have pushed for the maximum sentence for a former Deutsche Bank trader who self-published a scathing account of his trial.

Former Barclays bankers created fake audit trail for Qatari investments, court hears

Former Barclays bankers created fake audit trail for Qatari investments, court hears

October 11, 2019, GIR

Three former Barclays executives fabricated emails and memos to disguise extra payments paid to Qatari investors to secure a £3.95 billion investment in the lead up to the 2008 financial crisis, a London court has heard.

OFSI sees drop in reported sanctions violations

OFSI sees drop in reported sanctions violations

October 10, 2019, GIR

The value of sanctions breaches self-reported to HM Treasury fell by more than a billion pounds in the last financial year.

TozziniFreire hires criminal partner to launch white-collar department

TozziniFreire hires criminal partner to launch white-collar department

October 10, 2019, GIR

Complementing its market-leading compliance team, TozziniFreire Advogados has recruited a white-collar crime partner to lead an anti-corruption investigations department.

Charged Barclays bankers: “None of us wants to go to jail here”

Charged Barclays bankers: “None of us wants to go to jail here”

October 10, 2019, GIR

Two former Barclays executives had to convince themselves about the legitimacy of an illicit investment deal they entered into with investors from Qatar, according to prosecutors.

FCPA unit management team takes shape

FCPA unit management team takes shape

October 10, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

After several management departures over the summer, the DOJ’s foreign bribery unit has promoted two attorneys from within.

Calling someone a compliance risk not defamatory, appeals court says

Calling someone a compliance risk not defamatory, appeals court says

October 09, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

An executive who was labelled an FCPA compliance risk by his former employer, medical device maker Zimmer Biomet, has failed in his attempt to revive a defamation case against the company.