Work Area: Investigations

First sanctions evasion charges filed in the UK

Prosecutors in the UK have charged former Russian deputy minister Dmitry Ovsyannikov with sanctions evasion and money laundering.

01 February 2024

Ex-Skadden partner launches business crime firm in London

White-collar crime lawyer Elizabeth Robertson and consultant Henry Pugh, who have worked together since 2007, have launched a new investigations firm.

01 February 2024

Companies face more asset freezes during investigations in India

Lawyers in India told GIR that companies facing investigations should expect more pre-charge attempts by the authorities to freeze their corporate assets when a new law does away with existing guardrails.

01 February 2024

Westpac to pay AU$9.8 million over “unconscionable” trades

01 February 2024

Former Costa Rican football chief seeks acquittal in Fifa case

Eduardo Li is part of a growing list of football executives who are hoping to clear their names after a US judge acquitted two defendants convicted in the Fifa corruption probe.

31 January 2024

US export controls official: global anti-bribery enforcement inspires export controls actions

The head of the US civil export controls enforcer has said his agency uses multilateral anti-bribery enforcement as a playbook for global export controls enforcement.

31 January 2024

People News: Binance hires a new compliance chief in the US

Crypto firm Binance has appointed a new chief compliance officer in the US following a major resolution in November and Switzerland’s Finma has a new chief executive.

31 January 2024

HSBC fined £57 million in UK for deposit protection failings

31 January 2024

Ex-Freshfields tax partner receives 3.5-year sentence for role in cum-ex trades

A court in Frankfurt has convicted Ulf Johannemann, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s former head of tax in Germany, for his role advising Maple Bank in a multi-year tax fraud scheme.

30 January 2024

Tim Leissner sentencing pushed back for 11th time

More than five years have elapsed since the former Goldman Sachs banker pleaded guilty to foreign bribery and money laundering charges over his role in the massive 1MDB corruption scheme.

29 January 2024

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