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CFTC’s “aggressive” foreign corruption push may struggle for resources

CFTC’s “aggressive” foreign corruption push may struggle for resources

March 18, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The CFTC’s foray into the foreign corruption space has been dogged by criticisms.

Ex-US sanctions enforcers sceptical that oligarch can beat the system

Ex-US sanctions enforcers sceptical that oligarch can beat the system

March 18, 2019, GIR

Former OFAC officials have poured cold water on businessman Oleg Deripaska’s fight to shake US sanctions imposed on him over his ties to the Russian government.

Counsel Watch

Counsel Watch

March 18, 2019, GIR

GIR rounds up the lawyers and firms working on the biggest cases, including counsel acting for TechnipFMC as it braces for a global foreign bribery settlement and the lawyers defending Shell in foreign bribery-related actions in several jurisdictions.

Olympus Corp of the Americas exits DPAs from 2016

Olympus Corp of the Americas exits DPAs from 2016

March 15, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The medical device maker successfully completed two deferred prosecution agreements resolving foreign bribery and domestic kickback allegations.

Brazilian prosecutors decry Supreme Court ruling as judge suspends Petrobras settlement

Brazilian prosecutors decry Supreme Court ruling as judge suspends Petrobras settlement

March 15, 2019, GIR

The prosecutors say the ruling could jeopardise all past and current Operation Car Wash cases, including the case against former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

Defence lawyers bemoan prosecutors’ control over evidence

Defence lawyers bemoan prosecutors’ control over evidence

March 15, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

Allowing prosecutors to decide which evidence is potentially exculpatory is a “goofy concept”, white-collar lawyers said during a panel discussion in Washington.

FBI creates Miami team after overload of South American corruption cases

FBI creates Miami team after overload of South American corruption cases

March 14, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The FBI recently shifted foreign bribery resources to Miami in response to a need to keep up with a whirlwind of South American investigations. The FBI’s international corruption unit chief spoke to GIR about the new team.

SFO Saudi Arabia bribery probe announcement on the horizon

SFO Saudi Arabia bribery probe announcement on the horizon

March 14, 2019, GIR

The UK SFO is poised to reveal a significant development in its investigation of Airbus subsidiary GPT Special Project Management after waiting over two years for approval to advance the case.

Baker McKenzie asks US court to overturn resignation letter order

Baker McKenzie asks US court to overturn resignation letter order

March 14, 2019, GIR

Baker McKenzie has asked the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to reconsider reversing a 4 March order that told the firm to hand over a former partner’s resignation letter in light of a previously undisclosed Brazil Supreme Court decision.

UK House of Lords urges government to “delay no more” on corporate criminal liability reform

UK House of Lords urges government to “delay no more” on corporate criminal liability reform

March 14, 2019, GIR

The House of Lords Bribery Act committee has also recommended Scotland to strongly consider introducing DPAs.