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By Securities Docket on December 23, 2015, 11:35 am
A former Allen & Overy partner who led the firm’s Amsterdam office was among a dozen people charged last week by prosecutors in Brazil as part of the corruption investigation into Petrobras, the state-owned oil company. via Former Allen & Overy partner charged in Petrobras-SBM Offshore bribe case – The FCPA Blog
By Securities Docket on December 23, 2015, 8:55 am
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By Securities Docket on December 19, 2015, 8:55 am
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By Securities Docket on December 18, 2015, 12:25 pm
I joked here earlier this month that perhaps “professional courtesy” might spare publicly traded law firm Slater & Gordon — a major player in pursuing cases for plaintiffs in Australian securities class actions — from ending up on the receiving end of a shareholder class action. Alas, that is looking less and less likely and the sharks […]
By Securities Docket on December 18, 2015, 10:11 am
Still, I can’t shake my sense of amazement that Shkreli seems to have gambled on redemption and won. If you believe the allegations in today’s indictment, he lost (or stole) all of his investors’ money, then lied to them to string them along, Ponzied it up by raising new money to keep them happy, and then finally […]
By Securities Docket on December 18, 2015, 9:52 am
It’s unusual for a lawyer to get indicted along with his client. But the key thing here is Shkreli wasn’t Greebel’s client. Greebel was lead outside counsel for Retrophin, the pharma company where Shkreli was chief executive from 2012 to 2014. He is accused of crossing the line by papering deals that benefited Shkreli at […]
By Securities Docket on December 18, 2015, 9:51 am
Overstock.com Inc. has a plan to refashion how companies go public and dole out shares in secondary offerings. The online discounter moved a step closer when its strategy of using bitcoin-based technology won permission last week from the top U.S. securities regulator. via Overstock Wins SEC’s Nod To Upend How Companies Issue Shares – Bloomberg […]
By Securities Docket on December 18, 2015, 8:55 am
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By Securities Docket on December 17, 2015, 5:38 pm
The SEC recently reported that FY 2015 brought a new high for whistleblower tips regarding FCPA violations, and reiterated that the Dodd-Frank whistleblower incentive provisions have been a “game-changer” for FCPA enforcement. Last week, I hosted an interesting webcast on the subject of “Navigating the Minefield of Dodd-Frank’s Whistleblower Provisions and the FCPA.” via Navigating […]
By Securities Docket on December 17, 2015, 10:40 am
In recent weeks, Martin Shkreli, CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals AG, has become the the “most hated man in America” for unapologetically raising the price of an important HIV-fighting drug from $13.50 to $750. It was with unbridled glee, then, that the media reported that Shkreli was arrested this morning on securities fraud charges related to […]