The International Enforcement Law Reporter

The International Enforcement Law Reporter is a monthly print and online journal covering news and trends in international enforcement law.

Since September 1985, the International Enforcement Law Reporter has analyzed the premier developments in both the substantive and procedural aspects of international enforcement law. Read by practitioners, academics, and politicians, the IELR is a valuable guide to the difficult and dynamic field of international law.

DOJ and E&Y Agree on Nonprosecution Agreement with $123M in Penalties

 On March 1, 2013, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York and other law enforcement officials announced that Ernst & Young LLP (“E&Y”) has admitted wrongful conduct by certain E&Y partners and employees in connection with the firm’s participation, from 1999 to 2004, in four tax shelters that were used by approximately 200 E&Y clients in an effort to defer, reduce, or eliminate tax liabilities of more than $2 billion.    E&Y entered into a non-prosecution agreement (the “NPA”) with the United States, in which the company agreed to pay $123 million to the Unite

US Wins Appeal in N. Zealand Extradition Case against Dotcom

On March 1, 2013, the Court of Appeal in New Zealand overturned the lower court's decisions by Judge Winkelmann and Judge Harvey who both had ordered the U.S. government to disclose evidence it has against Kim Dotcom ahead of his extradition hearing. Kim Dotcom's counsel have indicated they will appeal to the Supreme Court to challenge a ruling that the U.S. government does not have to hand over all all its evidence in the extradition case.

Close Cooperation Between States and INTERPOL Leads to Arrest of Match-fixing Suspect

31 year-old Admir Suljic was arrested in Italy immediately after his flight from Singapore landed in Milan's Malpensa airport on Thursday, February 21st. After Suljic, who is wanted by Italian authorities, boarded the plane, Singapore's Police Force informed officers from INTERPOL's Fugitive Investigative Support unit, who worked with Italian State Police to prepare for his arrival.

US and Swiss Governments Sign 1st FATCA Model 2 Agreement

              On February 14, 2013, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced today that it has signed a bilateral agreement with Switzerland to facilitate the implementation of the information reporting and withholding tax provisions commonly known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

2d Circuit Denies Arab Bank Appeal in Terror Civil Suit

    On January 22, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit dismissed the appeal by defendant/appellant Arab Bank PLC and denied the defendant’s petition for a writ of mandamus. The court found that the sanctions order was not a reviewable collateral order. As such, the court lacked jurisdiction.

Britain Blocks Extradition of Computer Hacker to U.S.

Below are excerpts from the official transcripts of the October 16, 2012 meeting of the House of Commons in United Kingdom, during which British Secretary of State, Theresa May, made the decision to block the extradition of alleged computer hacker, Gary McKinnon, to the United States on the basis of violations of human rights. Also included is the opposing viewpoint, presented by Labour Party Parliament Member, Yvette Cooper :

US Court of Appeals Overturns Military Commission Conviction of Bin Laden's Driver

On October 13, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals in a unanimous (3-0) decision overturned the conviction of Salim Ahmed Hamdam, a former driver and bodyguard for Osama bin Laden whose case has been in the Military Commission Tribunal in Guantanamo and heavily litigated in the U.S. Article III courts.  In Salim Ahmed Hamdan v. U.S., the appellate court held that the Military Commissions Act of 2006 does not authorize retroactive prosecution of crimes that were not prohibited as war crimes triable by military commission under U.S.

UK Appellate Court Affirms Extradition to US and Last Appeal of 5 Terrorists Suspect

On October 5, 2012, after a legal battle covering 8 to 14 years years in each case, five suspected terrorists, including radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri, will be extradited to the US, UK judges have ruled.  The other men being sent to the US are Babar Ahmad, Syed Talha Ahsan, Adel Abdul Bary and Khaled al-Fawwaz, in cases that are not linked to Abu Hamza's case. In their ruling, the judges said there was no further avenue of appeal open to the five men. The Home Office said it was working to "extradite these men as quickly as possible."

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