Work Area: Anti-money laundering

Hong Kong

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It is common practice for an internal investigation to begin with the drafting of an investigation plan detailing the objectives, scope, roles and responsibilities for the investigation.

10 January 2024

Middle East Overview

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Increasingly robust but relatively new regulations mean that, while rates of investigations into public and private companies are rising, whistleblower hesitancy and opaque corporate structures are hurdles that remain across the region.

10 January 2024

Asia-Pacific Overview

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The region continues to witness significant corporate investigations, substantive legal reform and aggressive enforcement. Although legislative developments and enforcement slowed down during the covid-19 pandemic as a result of the effect that it had on the operation of government departments, the general trends of the pre-covid years are continuing.

10 January 2024

Former Fraud Section chief joins Brown Rudnick

In an interview with GIR upon joining his new firm, Steven Tyrrell said the DOJ has been “true to its word” about ramping up scrutiny of individual white-collar defendants, adding that the agency is spending more time deciding whether to bring a case or not.

09 January 2024

Clyde & Co admits to money laundering breaches

Clyde & Co has agreed to pay at least £100,000 for the breaches and a barrister for the firm asked the tribunal to consider that the misconduct was inadvertent, unplanned and self-reported to the SRA.

09 January 2024

Fintrac bets on AI in fight against financial crime: Reuters

09 January 2024

People News: New Year’s promotions

GIR rounds up the newly minted white-collar partners and counsel across the globe.

08 January 2024

Vitol trader’s foreign bribery trial kicks off in Brooklyn

Prosecutors said Javier Aguilar, who is the first defendant to stand trial as part of a vast DOJ probe into commodities trading companies, helped Vitol score more than $500 million in contracts by bribing officials in Ecuador and Mexico.

05 January 2024

Judge closes bribery case against Miami businessman who reportedly killed himself and his son

José Manuel González Testino was one of many defendants accused by the DOJ of conspiring to bribe foreign officials at PDVSA. He and his son were found fatally shot in a luxury Miami apartment in March, just weeks before he was scheduled for sentencing.

04 January 2024

US prosecutors urge Second Circuit to reverse acquittals in Fifa corruption scandal

The DOJ argued in a 160-page brief that a Brooklyn federal judge ignored precedential case law and misread a Supreme Court decision in throwing out the bribery convictions of a former Fox executive and an Argentine sports marketing company.

03 January 2024

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