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Prosecutors double-down as bribery sentence looms for ex-Hong Kong minister

Prosecutors double-down as bribery sentence looms for ex-Hong Kong minister

March 22, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

Ahead of the sentencing of a former Hong Kong home affairs minister who was found guilty of offering bribes to African officials, prosecutors are pointing to further alleged wrongdoing that they did not pursue.

Real estate agents face increasing pressure to act as anti-corruption gatekeepers

Real estate agents face increasing pressure to act as anti-corruption gatekeepers

March 21, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The real estate industry is uniquely placed to flag when corrupt funds enter the US, but sales agents and brokers are mostly unaware of the problem. Calls are now increasing for that to change.

Greenberg Traurig trio split off to create new trial boutique

Greenberg Traurig trio split off to create new trial boutique

March 21, 2019, GIR

Marc Mukasey, the former co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s white-collar defence practice, has launched a New York boutique law firm that he says is “built specifically for the courtroom”.

UK Bribery Act shines while AML supervision struggles

UK Bribery Act shines while AML supervision struggles

March 21, 2019, GIR

Two separate reports on the Bribery Act 2010 and the Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision have given contrasting assessments of the performance of two keystones in the fight against financial crime and corruption, Jessica Parker and Nick Barnard at Corker Binning argue.

A bribery case tests relations between the US and Brazil

A bribery case tests relations between the US and Brazil

March 20, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The DOJ declined to bring a foreign bribery case against a US drilling contractor. Now Brazilian prosecutors have asked the DOJ to freeze the contractor’s US assets following an investigation into the very same allegations.

MoFo adds two lawyers from WilmerHale

MoFo adds two lawyers from WilmerHale

March 20, 2019, GIR

Roland Steinmeyer and Patrick Späth have joined Morrison & Foerster’s investigations and white-collar defence practice in Berlin.

DOJ budget proposal “adds teeth” to CFIUS enforcement

DOJ budget proposal “adds teeth” to CFIUS enforcement

March 19, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

As the Trump administration seeks to stem the influence of China, the DOJ has asked Congress for a major budget boost for reviewing foreign investments.

FCPA Docket: PetroEcuador bribery case continues to expand

FCPA Docket: PetroEcuador bribery case continues to expand

March 19, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

In today’s news round-up, a court filing reveals another defendant in the PetroEcuador case and a congressman says a Goldman Sachs banker should face harsher punishment for his role in the 1MDB scandal.

Telia pays US$208.5 million in disgorgement to the Netherlands

Telia pays US$208.5 million in disgorgement to the Netherlands

March 19, 2019, GIR

The Netherlands has collected Sweden’s share of a 2017 trilateral bribery settlement with telecommunications company Telia after the country failed to meet conditions to accept the funds by the agreed deadline.

Sullivan & Cromwell most active firm on largest 100 settlements

Sullivan & Cromwell most active firm on largest 100 settlements

March 19, 2019, GIR

US law firm Sullivan & Cromwell acted on at least 14 of the world’s 100 biggest corporate enforcement actions, according to GIR’s Enforcement Scorecard 2019.