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Lawyer tapes casino king asking that suit proceed

HONG KONG: Lawyers for Stanley Ho released three videos that they say show he wants to pursue a lawsuit against family members accused of seizing the tycoon's US$1.6 billion stake in his Macau casino empire.


Greece not doing enough against rich tax dodgers, say EU/IMF

ATHENS: Greece's drive to crack down on flagrant tax evaders such as doctors and lawyers is flagging and must be reinvigorated, a report by the European Union and International Monetary Fund said on Monday.


Mining magnate awaits decision on family lawsuit

SYDNEY: Lawyers for Asias richest woman and three of her children held preliminary arguments yesterday over who should control a US$4bil trust, a bitter family feud that has captivated Australia.


US Govt recommends blocking Oracle's US$9.4b PeopleSoft bid

U.S. Justice Department lawyers are recommending that Oracle Corp.'s hostile takeover bid for business software rival PeopleSoft Inc. be blocked for antitrust reasons, a step that could kill the proposed $9.4 billion deal before shareholders get a chance to vote on it.


Singapore court gives China Aviation Oil directors three weeks to prepare cases

Three directors of China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp. were given a three-week extension Thursday to prepare for a pretrial hearing on charges linked to risky oil trades that pushed the jet fuel supplier to the brink of bankruptcy, their lawyers said.


Hilton settles class action lawsuit over mold in Waikiki hotel

A judge has approved a $1.8 million (euro1.5 million) class action settlement between Hilton Corp. and guests who stayed in a mold-infested Waikiki hotel tower, lawyers for the plaintiffs said.


Firms must report suspicious deals

ACCOUNTANTS, lawyers and company secretaries will be required to report any suspicious transactions to Bank Negara as part of the obligations under the Anti-Money Laundering Act 2001 (AMLA 2001) from Sept 30, 2004.


Bondholders Of Brazil's OGX Urged To Act Now

Holders of billions of dollars of bonds from OGX are being urged by lawyers to quickly engage with the troubled Brazilian oil and gas company, which could be headed toward the biggest corporate debt restructuring in Latin America ever.(OGX has already sold a 40% stake in one offshore field to Malaysia's Petronas, and has made a US$449m cash payment to sister company OSX).


Key witness against SAC insider trading case finishes testimony

NEW YORK: The government's star witness in its insider trading case against SAC Capital Advisors' Michael Steinberg faced a final day of questioning on Wednesday, as lawyers sparred over whether he was a credible cooperator or a liar.


UBS faces criminal probe for Puerto Rico bond fund sales

NEW YORK: U.S. authorities are probing UBS AG for criminal fraud after a former broker in Puerto Rico allegedly directed clients to improperly borrow money to buy mutual funds that later plunged, according to lawyers representing some of the investors.