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The accountant and Al Capone

The story of how forensic accounting brought down one of America’s most famous Gangsters Al Capone famously said that “you can get more with a kind word and a gun than with a kind word alone”. But when it came to catching him, all it took was diligent and skilled forensic accounting, explains Tristan Yelland.

Investigations: new forensic accounting podcast

This Investigations podcast series looks at the complex role of the forensic accounting investigator. Grant Thornton speaks to prominent investigators who have grappled with a variety of situations to understand the key lessons they’ve learned, what propelled them to be where they are today and the advice they’d pass on to their younger selves.

Duty to report under Article 74 FinIA – planning tool for FINMA or (maybe) more?

FinIA has consolidated the authorisation regime for all financial institutions (except for banks which remain to be regulated under the Banking Act) and has extended this regime to independent asset managers and trustees. Even though the new law provides for a smooth transitional period enabling financial institutions to cope with the new regulation, asset managers and trustees now falling under the new regime are or have been required to file a report with the Swiss regulator FINMA. This article outlines the duty to report and its consequences.

Reducing UK emissions: 2020 progress report to Parliament

The Committee on Climate Change’s 2020 report to Parliament calls on the government to redouble its efforts and expands on its May 2020 advice to the Prime Minister in which it set out the principles for building a resilient recovery. The report highlights five clear investment priorities.


20 Essex St takes on top arbitrator

leading competition lawyer and chairman of Canadian firm McMillan Binch, J William Rowley, has joined Iain Milligan QC’s 20 Essex Street as an arbitrator His appointment will help his firm to develop clients in the UK and Europe, while providing a London base to develop his arbitration practice. He is a member of the London […]

Statutes and liberty

Shami Chakrabarti put human rights firmly on her agenda by departing her Government legal post to do battle with it as Liberty’s only in-house counsel Shami Chakrabarti’s timing of her arrival at Liberty was immaculate. She made her move from the Home Office legal department to the human rights campaigning organisation on 10 September last […]

Buchanan slashes six partners from London

Buchanan Ingersoll is axing up to six partners from its London office in a bid to raise the profitability of its European practice The move comes after a US-led decision to focus on corporate finance and litigation. The new focus will mean that a number of the 15 lawyers based in the firm’s London office […]

Sutti client denies Pentagon hacking

Italian firm Studio Legale Sutti has been instructed to defend a client in a high-profile hacking case relating to the defacement of the Pentagon's website and almost 600 other sites

Ex-Herbert Smith star joins CC in Hong Kong

Litigation and dispute resolution star Martin Rogers has joined Clifford Chance’s Hong Kong Rogers has been on gardening leave since he left Herbert Smith in July. He is known for contentious regulatory and insolvency work, but will advise on a range of financial services regulatory work and insolvency matters.There are now three partners in the […]

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