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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.

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A&O and Dentons lead Global Collaboration Summit speaker line-up

Allen & Overy’s (A&O) global markets board chair Cathy Bell-Walker and Dentons’ global chair Joe Andrew have been confirmed as the keynote speakers for The Lawyer‘s Global Collaboration Summit in March. With the theme of the conference firmly on how firms are working to expand cross-border relationships, Andrew will talk delegates through Dentons’ ambitious growth […]

Conyers advises Zhiyuan on issuance of $200m bonds

Conyers Dill & Pearman provided BVI legal advice to Zhiyuan Group (BVI) Co., Ltd. in connection with the issue of US$200 million 6.2% guaranteed bonds due 2019. Zhiyuan Group (BVI) Co., Ltd. is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Jiangsu Newheadline Development Group Co., Ltd., the largest investment and financing platform of the Lianyungang Municipal Government […]

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In litigation, there is no magic circle

Our annual Top 20 cases feature this week unveils the biggest forthcoming cases of the year, the ones every advocate at the commercial bar wants to be involved in. This year, big beasts like Herbert Smith Freehills and Linklaters are on the roster along with stalwarts such as Eversheds. But the firm making the most […]

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