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US city files suit against Brazil’s Petrobras for securities fraud

30/12/2014(1)
The City of Providence, Rhode Island filed a class action suit against Brazil’s state-run oil company Petrobras on Wednesday in the US District Court for the Southern District of ... Read More
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Law Firms Awards

29/12/2014(0)
MERGERMARKET EUROPEAN M&A AWARDS 2014 Top investment banks and law firms gathered at the Savoy Hotel in London, to recognise the achievements of Europe’s top dealmakers and reward innovative ... Read More
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Financial adviser included in a group of Mortgage fraudsters receive 18 years total jail time

29/12/2014(0)
The four fraudsters caught in a £5m mortgage and property scam received jail sentences at Swansea Crown Court totaling just over 18 years. The group, which included a financial ... Read More
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Judge May Toss 4 Guilty Pleas in Inside-Trade Case

19/12/2014(0)
A judge said Thursday he’s leaning toward tossing out four guilty pleas in an insider-trading case, the latest fallout from a recent appeals court ruling criticizing prosecutors’ tactics. U.S. ... Read More
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Financial adviser among four jailed for ‘dizzying’ £5m mortgage fraud

18/12/2014(0)
An estate agent and financial adviser are among four fraudsters due to be jailed in Wales today after perpetrating a complex web of mortgage and ID fraud. Targeting unidentified ... Read More
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Company not registered with the CFTC as a Retail Foreign Exchange Dealer ordered to pay over $2.5 Million in Monetary Sanctions

17/12/2014(0)
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced that the Honorable Ronnie L. White of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri entered a Consent ... Read More
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Alts fund manager Daniel Thibeault arrested in securities fraud

17/12/2014(0)
The FBI accused GL Capital Partners CEO of creating fictitious loans to divert $12.6 million in assets to business accounts A prominent alternative fund manager in Waltham, Mass., was ... Read More
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New crowdfunding site helps individuals raise money for legal fees

16/12/2014(0)
While reading the book Things a Little Bird Told Me last spring, Chicago attorney Michael Helfand was struck by one of author Christopher Isaac “Biz” Stone’s points. Stone, who ... Read More
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UK Lawyers and US Lawyers in the market of private equity

16/12/2014(0)
UK firms are in battle with their US counterparts to win more private equity and related work – and a report suggests ways that the UK lawyers could make ... Read More
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Boiler room fraudsters ordered to pay £843k

15/12/2014(0)
Two men involved in a £70 million boiler room fraud have been ordered to pay £843,000 between them after being found guilty of conspiracy to defraud. In 2010 Philip ... Read More
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