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Shutdown harms Mozambique corruption defendant, counsel says

Shutdown harms Mozambique corruption defendant, counsel says

January 15, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

A foreign corruption prosecution in Brooklyn sheds light on how the US government shutdown affects cases.

GDPR becomes critical issue in Brazil Trafigura investigation

GDPR becomes critical issue in Brazil Trafigura investigation

January 15, 2019, GIR

Lawyers have cited mutual legal assistance treaties and certain GDPR exceptions as some of the routes through which oil trader Trafigura could hand over emails to Brazilian authorities.

Former Las Vegas Sands GC joins White & Case

Former Las Vegas Sands GC joins White & Case

January 14, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

Las Vegas Sands’ former general counsel has moved to White & Case as senior counsel.

First trader convicted of spoofing demands retrial after uncovering new evidence

First trader convicted of spoofing demands retrial after uncovering new evidence

January 14, 2019, GIR

US prosecutors’ crackdown on spoofing faces another challenge, as the first trader convicted of the fraudulent trading practice claims to possess fresh data that debunks the case against him.

FCPA Docket: DOJ evaluating Bilfinger’s compliance with DPA

FCPA Docket: DOJ evaluating Bilfinger’s compliance with DPA

January 14, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

In today’s news round-up, PetroEcuador continues on its mission to seek restitution over losses from a bribery scheme, and the DOJ tells a federal court it is now assessing German engineering company Bilfinger’s compliance with a DPA that expired in December.

Judge admonished DOJ for untimely charge in Iraq bribery case

Judge admonished DOJ for untimely charge in Iraq bribery case

January 11, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

After taking eight years to charge a former military contractor with lying to FBI agents during a bribery investigation, a federal judge lambasted the DOJ.

Execs in FH Bertling bribery case avoid jail

Execs in FH Bertling bribery case avoid jail

January 11, 2019, GIR

Three former FH Bertling employees and one former manager at ConocoPhillips have been given suspended sentences for their role in two separate bribery schemes related to contracts in the North Sea and Angola. 

French judge summons Danske Bank to Paris to discuss money laundering investigation

French judge summons Danske Bank to Paris to discuss money laundering investigation

January 11, 2019, GIR

A judge at the French Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris “envisages placing Danske Bank under formal investigation” for money laundering as dialogue between France and Denmark’s largest bank continues.

Who’s advising whom on FCPA cases

Who’s advising whom on FCPA cases

January 10, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The lawyers acting on the latest FCPA-related investigations, settlements and declinations.

Swiss UBS case shows “bank secrecy law is not dead”, lawyers say

Swiss UBS case shows “bank secrecy law is not dead”, lawyers say

January 10, 2019, GIR

Swiss federal prosecutors want a four-year prison term to be imposed on a fugitive ex-UBS employee who allegedly stole and sold client data to German tax authorities in 2010.