Work Area: Litigation

Unaoil’s Saman Ahsani to spend a year in prison

The first Unaoil brother to be sentenced called himself “exhibit A” for the benefits of government collaboration during a hearing in a Houston federal court.

30 January 2023

Ex-Deutsche bank trader sues bank, former colleagues over Libor prosecution

A former Deutsche Bank trader whose conviction for manipulating Libor was thrown out in 2022 has sued the bank and three ex-colleagues who assisted the government’s case against him.

27 January 2023

New DOJ policy may lead to more declinations, lawyers say

A December 2022 memo penned by Attorney General Merrick Garland is the latest iteration of what lawyers have described as DOJ leadership’s flip-flopping position on how harsh prosecutors should be in charging decisions.

25 January 2023

Press asks US court to unseal sentencing docs in Unaoil case

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press filed a motion on Tuesday, 24 January on behalf of GIR, The Financial Times and the Guardian to unseal a pair of sentencing memos in the case against Saman Ahsani.

25 January 2023

Swedish prosecutors may challenge Swedbank ex-CEO’s acquittal

25 January 2023

ENRC pursues contempt proceedings against former solicitor

A Kazakh mining company has applied to bring contempt of court proceedings against retired Dechert partner Neil Gerrard.

13 January 2023

SEC sues Covington seeking client information in cyber hack probe

Covington & Burling accused the SEC of trying to “pry client confidences from an innocent law firm to assess whether any securities violations have taken place”.

12 January 2023

Cruise lines ordered to pay $450 million for using Cuban port

Several cruise lines said they would appeal against the rulings, which mark the first damages awards under a US law allowing US entities to file claims against those who “traffic” in assets seized during the 1960 Cuban revolution.

10 January 2023

France secures another tax fraud settlement

The €22.4 million settlement between the PNF and medical diagnostics company Unilabs France marks the third settlement the agency agreed in 2022 related to alleged tax offences.

09 January 2023

DOJ seeks two-year sentence for ex-Merrill Lynch traders

09 January 2023

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