Work Area: Legal privilege and professional secrecy

OFSI, FCA outline new information sharing terms

04 December 2023

UK law firm punished for lax sanctions controls on property transactions

The case is believed to be the first enforcement action by the UK’s legal sector regulator where the underlying compliance breaches concerned a failure to mitigate sanctions risks.

28 November 2023

OFSI eases concerns around sanctioned officials’ control over companies

Lawyers say that OFSI’s guidance on whether companies are considered controlled by sanctioned Russian officials is reassuring, but uncertainty remains around the sufficient level of due diligence required in individual cases.

24 November 2023

Bank of America faces scrutiny over FBI information sharing

20 November 2023

Ex-Cognizant executives’ trial scheduled for May

The trial of two Cognizant executives accused of bribing officials in India has also been assigned to a new judge.

08 November 2023

US-sanctioned shipping company sues Reed Smith over failed tanker deal

A Dubai shipping company is seeking over $20 million in damages, claiming that the law firm scuppered the purchase of an oil tanker and committed a criminal offence in the UK in the process.

16 October 2023

Former VEON compliance chief joins Miller & Chevalier

The former federal prosecutor who led VEON through its 3-year FCPA monitorship has joined Miller & Chevalier as a member.

10 October 2023

UK judge rules ENRC cannot see full SFO report on alleged media leaks

09 October 2023

Lessons from Cognizant: lawyers share tips to defend internal probes

At a GIR conference in New York City, lawyers discussed how companies and defence counsel can deal with privilege and constitutional disputes that arose from a foreign bribery case against two Cognizant executives.

26 September 2023

GIR Awards 2023: Most Important Development of the Year

GIR unveils the shortlist for the Most Important Development of the Year award.

14 September 2023

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