Articles

E.g., 2020-04
Title Abstract Author Volumesort ascending Issue Date Published Geography Subject Areas
OECD and IBA Issue Report on Proper Roles of Lawyers and International Commercial Structures On May 31, 2019, the International Bar Association and the Secretariat of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development published a Report of the Task Force on the Role of Lawyers and... Bruce Zagaris 35 7 2019-06-28 Due Diligence, OECD
Estonia Orders Danske Bank to Close Operations and Investigates Allegations Linking Swedbank with Dankse Transactions On February 19, 2019, the Estonian Financial Supervision Authority (FSA) gave Danske Bank 20 days to submit an action plan to close its local branch within eight months. In December, Estonian... Bruce Zagaris 35 3 2019-03-01 Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Sweden, United States Corruption, Money Laundering
FATF Issues Best Practices Report on Beneficial Ownership On October 24, 2019, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) issued a best practice paper,[1] seeking to provide suggested solutions supported by cases and examples of best practices for... Bruce Zagaris 35 11 2019-11-14 Transparency
UK Appeal Court Held Licensing Arms to Saudi Arabia Illegal On June 20, 2019, the UK Court of Appeal (Civil Division) delivered a judgment ruling that ministers had acted unlawfully in allowing the sale of weapons when there was a clear possibility they... Michael Plachta 35 7 2019-07-19 Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, Yemen Arms Trafficking
Federal Reserve Board Bars 2 Former Employees of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. from Banking Industry On March 22, 2019, the Federal Reserve Board announced it has prohibited Ng Chong Hwa, also known as Roger Ng, and Tim Leissner from the banking industry due to their participation in a scheme to... Bruce Zagaris 35 4 2019-03-22 United States Money Laundering
Second Round of Negotiations of an EU-U.S. Treaty on Access to Electronic Evidence On November 8, 2019, the European Commission submitted an EU-restricted report to the Council of the European Union on the progress of the negotiation of an EU-U.S. agreement on cross-border access... Michael Plachta 35 12 2019-12-03 European Union
U.S. and Guatemala Sign Safe Country Asylum Agreement Despite Implementation Issues On July 16, 2019, Guatemala and the United States signed an agreement that would designate Guatemala as a safe third country for individuals seeking asylum in the United States despite issues in... Bruce Zagaris 35 8 2019-08-13 Guatemala, United States Asylum, Immigration
U.S. Department of Justice Publishes White Paper on the Cloud Act On April 10, 2019 the U.S. Department of Justice announced the public release of a white paper on the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (CLOUD Act). Enacted in March 2018, the Act... Bruce Zagaris 35 4 2019-04-20 United States Data Privacy, Data Sharing
Swiss Federal Prosecutor Indicts Beny Steinmetz for Bribery for Mining License in Guinea On August 12, 2019, the Swiss federal prosecutor Claudio Mascotto brought an indictment against Beny Steinmetz and two other defendants, charging them with foreign bribery and forgery offenses in... Bruce Zagaris 35 9 2019-09-04 Guinea, Switzerland Bribery, Forgery
U.S. Court Authorizes John Doe Summonses about Finnish Residents Using 3 U.S. Bank Payment Cards Linked to Non-Finnish Bank Accounts On May 1, 2019, a U.S. Court in North Carolina authorized the Internal Revenue Service to serve John Doe summonses on Bank of America, Charles Schwab, and TD Bank in an order that was unsealed on... Bruce Zagaris 35 5 2019-05-03 Finland, United States Financial Crimes
UN Secretary-General Reports on the United Nations Mission in Colombia Amid Mounting Challenges to the Peace Process Michael Plachta 35 1 2019-01-18
Federal Judge Overturns Rafiekian’s Conviction and DOJ Ends Investigations of Podesta and Van Weber, Causing a Blow to FARA Enforcement Efforts  On September 24, 2019, Judge Anthony J. Trenga of the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia issued a 39-page opinion, overturning the conviction of Bijan Rafiekian, the former... Bruce Zagaris 35 10 2019-09-27 United States Court Conviction
Danish Tax Authority Settles $239 Million Civil Fraud Case with U.S. Pension Funds On May 29, 2019, the Danish Customs and Tax Administration (SKAT) announced that dozens of U.S. pension plans have agreed to a $239 million settlement, concluding litigation over dividend taxes.... Bruce Zagaris 35 6 2019-06-07 Denmark, United States Tax Enforcement
U.S. and Romania Take Down Online Organize Crime Ring Operating out of Romania On February 7, 2019, the United States law enforcement announced the unsealing of indictments, charging 20 people, including 16 foreign nationals, for their roles in an international organized... Bruce Zagaris 35 2 2019-02-15 Romania, United States Fraud, Identity Theft, Money Laundering, Organized Crime, Racketeering/RICO
U.S. Charges S. Korean and Arrest 337 for Child Pornography through the Darknet On October 16, 2019, the United States Justice Department (DOJ) announced the federal grand jury in the District of Columbia’s indictment of Jong Woo Son, 23, a South Korean national, for his... Bruce Zagaris 35 10 2019-10-20 South Korea, United States Abuse of Children
Walmart Inc. and Brazilian Subsidiary Agree to Pay $137 Million and Sub Pleads Guilty to FCPA Violations On June 20, 2019, Walmart Inc. (Walmart), a U.S.-based multinational retailer and its wholly owned Brazilian subsidiary, WMT Brasilia S.A.R.L. (WMT Brasilia), settled Foreign Corrupt Practices Act... Bruce Zagaris 35 7 2019-06-28 Brazil, China, India, Mexico Corruption, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
U.S. Indicts Former President and Former Chief Legal Officer of High-Tech Firm for Alleged Corrupt Activities in India On  February 15, 2019, a grand jury in New Jersey returned an indictment against the former president and the former chief legal officer of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, a... Bruce Zagaris 35 3 2019-03-01 India, United States Bribery, Corruption, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Securities Exchange Commission
Israel Extradites Russian Hacker to the U.S. Ignoring Russian Exchange Requests On November 12, 2019, Aleksi Burkov, a Russian national, made his initial appearance in the United States District Court in Alexandria, Virginia, on charges concerning his alleged operation of two... Bruce Zagaris 35 11 2019-11-15 Israel, United States Extradition
Security Council Adopts Resolution on Persons Reported Missing During Armed Conflict On June 11, 2019, the United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 2474 (2019), its first resolution to deal specifically with persons reported missing during armed conflict.  The... Bruce Zagaris 35 7 2019-07-19 Myanmar, Nigeria, Yemen United Nations
European Parliament Adopts New Directive to Fight Non Cash Payment Fraud On March 13, 2019, the European Parliament adopted a legislative resolution by which it adopted the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on combating fraud and... Michael Plachta 35 4 2019-03-22 European Union Fraud

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