The finance watchdog said on Wednesday that it has launched criminal proceedings against a former analyst at Janus Henderson, theĀ global asset management firm, and four accomplices for conspiracy to commit insider dealing and money laundering.
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FCA Charges Ex-Janus Analyst, 4 Others With Insider Trading

The finance watchdog said on Wednesday that it has launched criminal proceedings against a former analyst at Janus Henderson, the global asset management firm, and four accomplices for conspiracy to commit insider dealing and money laundering.

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BNP Paribas' Frankfurt Premises Searched In Tax Fraud Probe

German authorities searched the Frankfurt premises of BNP Paribas as part of an investigation into illegal trading activities known as cum-ex, the French bank confirmed on Wednesday, as the homes of employees were also searched.

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Atty Plays Down Nigerian Minister Payments In $11B Appeal

A commercial lawyer told a London court Wednesday that his reputation has been placed under a "serious and sustained attack" as part of Nigeria's challenge to an $11 billion arbitration as he was tested on his knowledge of payments to a government minister.

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ENFORCEMENT

Food Processing Biz Loses Challenge To €3.3M Cartel Fine

A European Union court rejected a food processing technology company's challenge on Wednesday against a €3.3 million ($3.6 million) fine for participating in a heat stabilizer cartel, concluding that the European Commission hadn't made procedural mistakes when it reimposed the penalty.

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LITIGATION

Gerrard Says Dyslexia Kept Him From Using Stolen Info

Dechert's former head of white collar crime has denied an aviation magnate's claims that he knew that reports he received during a fraud investigation into a Middle Eastern investment fund client contained information obtained by hacking the businessman's communications.

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UK Intelligence Whistleblower Sues Ex-PM, Cabinet Secretary

A British national security worker who was fired after he publicly accused Boris Johnson of lying about sexual assault claims against former MP Chris Pincher has sued the former prime minister and the Cabinet secretary in the Employment Tribunal, his law firm said Wednesday.

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Former Bank Boss Fails Again To Nix £65M Freezing Order

A London judge on Wednesday denied for the second time a bid from a former bank owner and his ex-wife to drop a £65 million ($80 million) freezing order against them, agreeing that the repeated attempt to revoke the injunction was "abusive."

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Biomedical Biz Accuses Ex-HR Worker Of Forging Evidence

A lawyer for a biologics company urged a tribunal on Wednesday to throw out a former human resources manager's discrimination and whistleblowing claims, accusing her of submitting falsified evidence to support her case.

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POLICY & REGULATION

Gov't Rejects Bill Amendment To Hike Biz Registration Fees

The government has rejected calls by MPs to increase the company registration fees levied by Britain's corporate register to help it finance better enforcement.

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EU Leaders OK Rules On Foreign Access To Online Evidence

European Union leaders said Wednesday that they had agreed on a draft directive that would govern how investigators get access to digital evidence held elsewhere in the bloc in an attempt to make it easier to track criminals who use technology to break the law.

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Trader Blasts Deutsche Bank For 'Malicious' Libor Prosecution

A former Deutsche Bank trader whose 2018 Libor-rigging conviction was overturned initiated a $30 million civil action in New York state court on Wednesday accusing his former employer of malicious prosecution.

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EXPERT ANALYSIS

Discovery Blocking Reform Better Protects French Companies

The 2022 reforms to France's 1968 blocking statute gives French companies more tools to resist abusive discovery requests from foreign competitors and public agencies, but France should do more to defend confidential information and assert its sovereignty, says Raphael Gauvain at Betto Perben.

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What New EU, UK Internet Safety Regs Mean For Platforms

The U.K. and the EU have recently produced new regimes for combating online harm, which will drastically change the way all digital platforms regulate user-generated content — and service providers will be required to take proactive measures rather than respond to takedown obligations, say Tessa Adams and Ron Moscona at Dorsey & Whitney.

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LEGAL INDUSTRY

Ex-NY State Judge To Lead Federal Sex Offender Office

A retired New York state judge has been appointed to lead the U.S. Department of Justice office that monitors and supports police departments and other law enforcement agencies in managing sex offender registries, the Office of Justice Programs said Thursday.

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Redstone Gives Detail On Cleary Email Amid Chancery Row

Shari E. Redstone has provided detail to the Delaware Chancery Court about how she "mistakenly" sent an email intended only for attorneys to a third party, as the court continues to mull whether it will order Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP to turn the email over to stockholder plaintiffs.

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Girardi Victims' $6.3M Suit Against NY Firm Tossed, For Now

A California federal judge on Thursday dismissed a suit against a New York lawyer and his firm alleging they illegally received $6.3 million of a burn victim's settlement from Girardi Keese founder Tom Girardi, finding the complaint contains allegations of fraud that must be pled with more particularity.

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Ex-GC Can't Duck Trade Secrets Suit By Energy Co.

A New York federal judge has refused to toss a solar company's trade secrets suit against its former general counsel over thousands of allegedly stolen documents, finding that the allegations are adequate to survive the pleading stage.

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NYSBA Seeks Immediate Pay Raise For Assigned Counsel

Lawyers for indigent children and criminal defendants across New York need immediate pay raises to prevent a "staggering crisis" that's left criminal defendants languishing in cells, domestic violence victims unable to secure protective orders and children separated from their families, The New York State Bar Association said Wednesday in a preliminary injunction motion.

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5 Keys To A Productive Mediation

Cortney Young at ADR Partners discusses factors that can help to foster success in mediation, including scheduling, preparation, managing client expectations and more.

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Eastman Hit With Ethics Charges In Calif. Over 2020 Election

Attorney John Eastman has been charged with multiple ethics violations over his actions helping former President Donald Trump challenge the results of the 2020 presidential election, the State Bar of California said Thursday.

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