Work Area: Whistleblowing

BIS memo “shifts equation” for companies considering voluntary disclosure of illegal exports, lawyers say

The memo stresses that the US Department of Commerce considers failure to disclose a significant violation of export controls an aggravating factor in the context of a corporate resolution.

31 May 2023

FCA updates whistleblower contact systems

05 May 2023

Switzerland charges PetroSaudi managers over 1MDB scandal

Swiss prosecutors have charged two executives at Saudi oil services company PetroSaudi over their alleged roles in schemes to embezzle at least $1.8 billion from Malaysian wealth fund 1MDB.

26 April 2023

AML whistleblowing reports to FCA drop 72% in five years to 2021-2022

New data shows that the number of anti-money laundering whistleblowing reports received by the Financial Conduct Authority dropped to single-digit numbers in the 2021-2022 financial year.

18 April 2023

Threat of individual criminal liability in Ireland grows

Lawyers in Ireland are divided about new laws that include a lower bar for prosecuting individuals in white-collar cases.

03 April 2023

Credit Suisse helped wealthy Americans evade taxes, Senate committee says

The Swiss bank violated the terms of a 2014 plea deal with the DOJ by concealing hundreds of millions of dollars in offshore accounts belonging to extraordinarily wealthy US nationals.

30 March 2023

UK government to review whistleblower framework

28 March 2023

US senators propose more protections for whistleblowers

20 March 2023

Spain’s new whistleblower law receives lukewarm reception

The Spanish government has passed a long-awaited but divisive whistleblowing law. Defence lawyers said it could prove tricky for companies to comply with new self-reporting obligations, while campaign groups said the legislation doesn’t sufficiently protect whistleblowers.

03 March 2023

US export violations to cost 3D printing company $25 million

A US printing business has reached civil settlements with three US agencies for exporting sensitive military and aerospace data to China and Germany without the required licences.

01 March 2023

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