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Chinese scientist indicted on economic espionage charges

Chinese scientist indicted on economic espionage charges

November 22, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

A US grand jury has charged a former employee of agrochemical company Monsanto for allegedly stealing trade secrets for the Chinese government.

Güralp former finance head: sales agreements written on “scraps of paper”

Güralp former finance head: sales agreements written on “scraps of paper”

November 22, 2019, GIR

The former head of finance at Güralp Systems has told a court that he never saw an allegedly corrupt agreement that the company had with a Korean earthquake scientist.

Former national security advisor returns to Steptoe & Johnson

Former national security advisor returns to Steptoe & Johnson

November 22, 2019, GIR

Steptoe & Johnson has recruited Michael Edney, a former US National Security Council legal advisor, to its government investigations practice in Washington, DC.

Ex-Deutsche Bank trader fights Libor rigging conviction

Ex-Deutsche Bank trader fights Libor rigging conviction

November 22, 2019, GIR

Former Deutsche Bank trader Gavin Black has appeal against his 2018 conviction for manipulating the London interbank offered rate.

FCPA defence lawyer joins Thompson Hine citing firm’s diversity

FCPA defence lawyer joins Thompson Hine citing firm’s diversity

November 21, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

Joan Meyer was one of a group of partners who left embattled law firm Pierce Bainbridge. She is now at Thompson Hine.

CGU boosts international profile amid MPF controversy

CGU boosts international profile amid MPF controversy

November 21, 2019, GIR

With its active enforcement and untarnished reputation, Brazil’s CGU may now be the first port of call for foreign authorities investigating Brazilian companies.

London broker pleads guilty to Fatca violations in US

London broker pleads guilty to Fatca violations in US

November 21, 2019, GIR

A London-based broker has pleaded guilty at a federal court in Brooklyn to charges of securities fraud and violating Fatca.

DOJ wins conviction of forex trader

DOJ wins conviction of forex trader

November 21, 2019, GIR

The Department of Justice’s second attempt at securing a conviction at trial for conduct in currency exchange has proven successful, as a jury returned a guilty verdict against Akshay Aiyer.

Former PwC manager joins K2 Intelligence

Former PwC manager joins K2 Intelligence

November 21, 2019, GIR

K2 Intelligence has recruited former PwC senior manager Sabrine Hassen as associate managing director of its London-based investigations and disputes practice.

Jury struggles to reach verdict in Lambert trial

Jury struggles to reach verdict in Lambert trial

November 20, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

“This is a case where the jury has said they are deadlocked twice,” defence counsel said. “Nothing further can be done.” The presiding judge disagreed.