Work Area: Sanctions

A look back at GIR Live: Women in Investigations

A selection of pictures from the GIR Women in Investigations conference in London on 22 June. The event, chaired by Kathryn Atkinson of Miller & Chevalier and Katrin Ivell, the global head of financial crime prevention at UBS, featured a keynote speech by OECD anti-bribery leader Daniëlle Goudriaan.

27 June 2023

Pension fund to appeal Ericsson class suit dismissal

A Boston pension fund will appeal against the dismissal of a class suit accusing the telecoms giant of misleading investors about an investigation into whether the company made corrupt payments in Iraq.

26 June 2023

EU body gathers international enforcers for cooperation on Russia, Belarus sanctions

Authorities from Europe and North America have met with NGOs and business representatives to “exchange intelligence and strategies” to enforce sanctions against Russia and Belarus.

23 June 2023

DOJ official: Compliance-promoting compensation is about more than just clawbacks

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The public reaction to a new DOJ pilot programme incentivising companies to promote compliance via compensation packages has been too narrowly focused on clawbacks, a senior DOJ lawyer said.

22 June 2023

Swedbank “ignored” red flags tied to Crimea payments, OFAC says

The US sanctions enforcer said the bank had all the information it needed to prevent a ship owner from making hundreds of illegal payments to the Russia-annexed peninsula.

21 June 2023

Former Russian bank board members sue US over sanctions listing

Two former board members who left a major Russian bank in protest against the invasion of Ukraine argue that the State Department and the Department of the Treasury violated their due process by unnecessarily delaying their petition to be removed from the sanctions list.

21 June 2023

EPPO official: The European public prosecutor is a success story

A French magistrate who provides strategic support to prosecutors at Europe’s first transnational prosecutor’s office has explained how the body has made its mark in the EU so far and discussed its potential for future growth.

20 June 2023

Swedbank to pay $3.45 million for US sanctions violations

The DOJ, SEC and New York’s state financial regulator continue to investigate the bank.

19 June 2023

AI could help companies during Brazilian compliance reviews

A Brazilian defence lawyer has said that artificial intelligence may help companies present more robust cases about their compliance programmes to the country’s anti-corruption agency.

19 June 2023

Huawei gears up to challenge US criminal charges

The company will argue that it has been unfairly prosecuted because of “an illicit animus towards Huawei specifically and Chinese companies more broadly”.

12 June 2023

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