Work Area: Investigations

OFAC asks Austrian bank for information on Russia-linked activity

20 February 2023

People News: Willkie replenishes investigations team after senior departures

In the latest people news roundup, Willkie Farr & Gallagher hired new white-collar partners following the departure of two veterans from the law firm, and a former in-house lawyer at HSBC has joined RPC.

17 February 2023

Now live: the GIR 100

The latest edition of the GIR 100 – profiling the best firms to turn to in the lifecycle of an international investigation – is now online.

16 February 2023

Judge rejects ethnic prejudice allegations in Fifa bribery trial

The president of Buzzfeed and former Fox International CFO testified about her former colleague, one of two former Fox executives accused of bribing football officials, a day after the judge denied a motion to dismiss the case due to ethnic prejudice.

15 February 2023

European court throws out conviction of LuxLeaks whistleblower

Anti-corruption groups said the decision increases legal protections for whistleblowers who break laws to put confidential information in the public domain.

15 February 2023

Trade union letters detailing SFO culture issues to remain secret

The UK’s data commissioner has rebuffed GIR’s effort to obtain correspondence that helped an independent reviewer conclude there had been a historic “culture of distrust” at the Serious Fraud Office.

14 February 2023

New Cadwalader partners: prosecutors around the world are “back to work”

Since Covid-19 restrictions began to permanently lift worldwide in early 2022, every month has been busier than the last, Martin Weinstein and Jeffrey Clark told GIR upon joining their new firm.

14 February 2023

SFO seeks to seize funds allegedly linked to Operation Car Wash

The Serious Fraud Office has asked a court to grant the largest account forfeiture order the agency has ever sought for funds allegedly linked to a Brazilian corruption scandal.

13 February 2023

SFO secures conviction in office refurbishment bribery case

Roger Dewhirst pleaded guilty in May 2022 for two counts of breaching the UK Bribery Act, prior to a trial where three co-defendants were recently acquitted.

13 February 2023

Texas federal judge rules court can’t reopen DPA in Boeing 737 Max case

US District Judge Reed O’Connor also ruled that relatives of the crash victims who asked to join the case late last year had waited too long to do so.

10 February 2023

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