Lexology PRO | Australia | 18 Aug 2021
Australia’s public prosecutor has cut down a cartel indictment lodged against ANZ, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank and several of their employees in response to a judge’s criticism of the initial charges as “defective”.
Lexology PRO | European Union, United Kingdom | 15 Jul 2021
The UK judge overseeing two proposed class actions against members of the Forex cartel has laid out his initial concerns about both claimants’ theories of harm.
Lexology PRO | Asia-Pacific, Australia, Belgium, etc. | 8 Jul 2021
FinCEN announces new AML priorities for the US, FATF updates its jurisdictions of AML and CTF concern, a new AML initiative in Belgium, and the UK FCA cracks down on virtual assets – plus enforcement actions around the world and other key anti-money laundering updates.
Lexology PRO | European Union | 29 Jun 2021
The European Commission has readopted two Euro Interest Rate Derivatives cartel decisions, including reducing a fine on HSBC by nearly €2 million after the General Court annulled the agency’s original sanction in 2019.
Lexology PRO | Belgium, European Union | 16 Jun 2021
The European Commission has banned ten banks – including Barclays and Deutsche Bank – from participating in certain bond sales to fund coronavirus recovery due to their previous cartel involvement.
Lexology PRO | Australia | 1 Jun 2021
JPMorgan has pushed back against claims that its discussions with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the country’s financial regulator during the course of leniency negotiations should be disclosed to banks fighting cartel charges in a landmark case.
Lexology PRO | Australia | 27 May 2021
ANZ has urged an Australian court to grant it unredacted access to important communications between the country’s competition and financial watchdogs about leniency applicant JPMorgan, as the bank looks to rebut charges it participated in a criminal cartel.
Lexology PRO | Asia-Pacific, Malaysia | 10 May 2021
Malaysia is targeting Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan as part of a broad legal campaign to recover over $23 billion in funds allegedly misappropriated from sovereign wealth fund 1MDB.
Lexology PRO | European Union | 28 Apr 2021
The European Commission has fined Bank of America, Credit Suisse and Crédit Agricole a total of €28.4 million for exchanging information and coordinating prices for SSA bonds, although Deutsche Bank escaped a €21.5 million fine as the leniency-applicant.
Lexology PRO | European Union, France, Germany | 26 Apr 2021
A group of media and advertising associations has complained to Germany’s competition enforcer that Apple is breaching antitrust rules by giving iOS users the choice to opt-out of third-party personalised advertising.