Gregory Vianesi focuses on complex cross-border compliance and enforcement matters, including proceedings involving French and U.S. regulatory agencies and prosecution relating to corruption, economic sanctions, money laundering, terrorism financing, market manipulation, banking secrecy and data protection.
Mr. Vianesi also advises clients on their compliance programs, as well as on matters relating to mergers and acquisitions, including sanctions, corruption, money laundering and banking regulation due diligence.
His experience includes, among others, advising:
- a major French financial services company and its parent company in connection with the resolution of a seven-year investigation by various U.S. authorities into its historical compliance with U.S. economic sanctions laws;
- a global financial institution regarding the application of U.S. economic sanctions laws to certain wealth management accounts and transactions;
- a major global payments company in a multijurisdictional internal investigation, voluntary disclosure and settlement negotiations with the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control regarding the company’s compliance with U.S. economic sanctions laws involving Iran and other countries; and
- a multinational investment bank in successfully resolving longstanding investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission into certain of the company’s interbank offered rate submissions. Mr. Vianesi also advised the company regarding DOJ and French Parquet National Financier investigations into violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and French anti-corruption laws in connection with historical conduct involving Libyan counterparties.