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Entries in Lisa Osofsky (9)

Monday
Sep092019

SFO Guidance: New requirement for lawyers to ‘certify privilege’ 

The Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) Corporate Co-operation Guidance has arrived in the form of a five-page document. In it, the SFO defines co-operation as "providing assistance to the SFO that goes above and beyond what the law requires" and details eleven general practices that companies should consider when preserving material and giving it to the SFO. But while welcome, the five pages seem to offer little in the way of genuinely valuable advice. 

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Thursday
Jun202019

American head of the SFO pulls the plug on hopeless cases

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) enjoys a mixed reputation as far as other law enforcement agencies are concerned, in particular the police.

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Friday
Jun142019

Can the SFO really use ‘participating informants’ to prosecute bribery?

The strong-arm tactics employed by federal prosecutors in the United States may be about to hit the UK, thanks to the Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) new head, Lisa Osofsky, a former FBI lawyer. It will be interesting to see how her approach to law enforcement goes down with the normally more reserved culture of the UK.

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Friday
Dec212018

Former Alstom UK director jailed for ‘sophisticated’ corruption

A former global sales director for Alstom Power Ltd was jailed for four years and six months Friday for his role in a conspiracy to bribe Lithuanian officials to win two contracts worth $274 million. 

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Wednesday
Dec192018

UK convicts former Alstom exec for Lithuania power plant bribes

Former Alstom executive Nicholas Reynolds was found guilty Wednesday in a UK court for his role in bribing Lithuanian officials for power station contracts. 

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Monday
Oct292018

Long prison terms for former UK oil company bosses

A judge in London jailed two former top executives of a now-bankrupt oil exploration company to a combined 30 years in prison Monday.

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Wednesday
Oct242018

UK enforcement: Former oil execs convicted of $45 million kickback scheme

Two top executives of a now-defunct oil company were found guilty Wednesday of fraud and money laundering after a six-week trial in London.

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Monday
Jun252018

Compliance pros are rock stars, yes they are

Only yesterday they were pimply FCPA nerds. But a strange thing happened. They morphed into the cool kids.

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Monday
Jun042018

New SFO director is an American lawyer

Lisa Osofsky (Image courtesy of Exiger)The UK attorney general Monday appointed an American lawyer with experience at the DOJ and in the private sector to head the Serious Fraud Office.

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