Richard covers antitrust and corruption in New York, as well as competition developments in Canada. He covered litigation in Manhattan before joining MLex.
Selected Insights by Richard
Goldman Sach's milestone Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlement with US agencies cements what has become a new reality in anticorruption enforcement: the multibillion-dollar mega settlement.
Canada's SNC Lavalin, seemingly clear of a bribery scandal after a settlement in December, faces new headaches in Brazilian corruption charges.
Goldman Sachs’ settlement with the Malaysian government in the 1MDB scandal makes it “impossible” to convict former banker Roger Ng in Malaysia.
Deutsche Bank's $150 million settlement with New York over financier Epstein has drawn large headlines, but the fine for the bank was relatively small.
Companies face an unprecedented economic downturn amid the Covid-19 pandemic, and with it, unprecedented pressure to stay afloat as revenue dwindles. The reduction of business opportunities, particularly in the hard-hit developing world, will likely see companies turn to bribery to secure cash.