Published 23 August 2012
In this issue
- English solicitors get a get out of jail free card - ish.
The Law Society of England and Wales has for more than a decade fought a rearguard action against the application of counter-money laundering regulations to its members. But it's not all good news.
- Ridiculously complicated pump and dump / ponzi scheme: clever or dumb?
What seems to be just another pump and dump scheme turns out to have potential repercussions across the whole financial sector.
- Pfizer / Wyeth paid backhanders in Eastern Europe / China.
In this month of sporting excellence, a back-hander is more often to be regarded as a particular way of hitting a ball in a racquet sport. But that's not the kind of racket Pfizer and Wyeth were involved in and their backhanders were not the same thing at all.
- US v Standard Chartered : Lawsky's grandstanding is because he can't make a company do the perp walk.
- RBS cannot be ambushed like Standard Chartered was. But Commerzbank is exposed.
- N Y Post is Lazy, Rubbish, Biased and Frankly Irresponsible.
Three stories look at different aspects of the USA's attacks on foreign banks.
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