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  • Audit Might Be Best Choice for U.S. Taxpayers in Voluntary Disclosure Program. Randall Jackson, legal reporter with Tax Note. Read the article.
  • Anti-money laundering measures and tax fraud enquiries. David Gannaway, Director, Marks Paneth & Shron LLP. Read the article.
  • BAE Settles Investigations by DoJ and SFO But Is It All Over? Nick Burkill, Dorsey & Whitney.
    On 5 February 2010, the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) and the United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) announced their joint settlements with BAE Systems plc. Read the article.
  • New Anti-Corruption Legislation in Australia. Matthew Skinner and Tim Robinson, Allens Arthur Robinson
    New Commonwealth legislation means individuals and corporations will face tougher legal sanctions if convicted of bribing foreign or Commonwealth public officials. Read the article.
  • Will the Justices Rule on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act? Nick Akerman, Dorsey & Whitney
    Two recent cases raise the prospect that the Court will eventually interpret its “without authorization” language. Read the article.
  • Mortgage fraud in Queensland – a timely reminder. Adam Thatcher and Nicholas Ng, Allens Arthur Robinson
    The United States sub-prime crisis and its global effects have focused all financiers’ minds on the importance of valid and effective security. One aspect of ensuring security is watertight, something which is not often given the attention it deserves, is the need, in Queensland, Australia, to verify the identity of the person purporting to sign a real property mortgage as mortgagor. Read the article.
  • The Role of the Money laundering Reporting officer. Diarmad Murray,Peter Harris, David Whittome, Heidi de Vries, Hugh O’Loughlin and Rod Palmer. Read the article.
  • Application of the AML/CTF Act to managed investment schemes. Anna Lenahan and Peter Jones, Allens Arthur Robinson.
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  • Taiwan Amends Money Laundering Control Act to Combat Terrorism. Cecilia Liu and C.Y. Huang, Tsar & Tsai Law Firm, Taipei, Taiwan
    Money laundering has become a major problem in Taiwan and is seriously affecting the financial stability of the country. In recent, notorious scandals such as ReBar Group Loans and the Taoyuan International Airport build-operate-transfer (BOT) MRT project, the criminals allegedly laundered money to transfer their illegal gains abroad and avoid the government’s investigation. Read the article.
  • Special Alert: SEC Adopts Anti-Fraud Rule Applicable to Hedge Fund Advisors. Mike Piazza, Dorsey & Whitney
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  • Jersey Pre-Action Disclosure Orders—Discovery as to Fraud Methodology
    Carey Olsen partner Nicolas Journeaux and associate James Bell examine the implications of Macdoel & others v Federal Republic of Brazil & others (2007) JCA 069. This is Jersey’s first substantive Court of Appeal judgment on disclosure orders against third parties applying the Jersey approach to the legal principle which arose in the English case of Norwich Pharmacal v Customs & Excise (1974). Read the article.
  • Recent CFAA Cases. Nick Akerman, Dorsey & Whitney
    Dorsey partner Nick Akerman reviews the impact on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”) of three separate federal circuit court decisions involving alleged CFAA violations. The CFAA outlaws a variety of crimes directed at computers, including theft of confidential data. Read the article.
  • The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act:
    A Proactive Tool to Protect the Company’s Computer Data
    . Nick Akerman, Dorsey & Whitney
    Unauthorized access to a computer is a critical element to proving most violations of the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), 18 U.S.C. 1030, et seq. The CFAA is a criminal statute outlawing various acts relating to computers, including the theft of data, and it provides for civil remedies to anyone injured by a violation of the statute. Read the article.
  • The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act:
    Limited to Hackers?
    Nick Akerman, Dorsey & Whitney
    The FederalComputer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), 18 U.S.C. 1030, et. seq., provides companies with a powerful legal tool to protect their computer data. As its inclusion in Title 18 demonstrates, the CFAA was originally enacted as a criminal statute in 1984, but was amended in 1994 to provide victims of computer crime with a civil remedy for both damages and injunctive relief. Read the article.
  • The Defense Strikes Back: United States v. Stein ‘ A Significant First Step in Recouping the Rights and Privileges of Targeted Employees. David M. Eldred, Dorsey & Whitney
    Can the federal government require that companies withhold payment of legal fees to indicted employees as a sign of cooperation? At least one federal court in the Southern District of New York says no. United States v Stein, 435 F.Supp.2d 330 (S.D.N.Y. 2006). Read the article.
  • E-Discovery Under CFAA. Nick Akerman, Dorsey & Whitney
    The newly enacted amendments to the Federa l Rules of Civil Procedure governing electronic discovery, which became effective on Dec. 1, 2006, will undoubtedly define how discovery is conducted whenever CFAA claims are filed. The National Law Journal, March 5, 2007. Read the article.