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Telia settles Uzbek bribery allegations

Swedish telecoms company Telia has agreed a first-of-its-kind settlement with US, Dutch and Swedish authorities to resolve allegations of bribery in Uzbekistan.

South Korean prosecutor moves to private practice

Former South Korean prosecutor Chul Ho Heo has joined Bae Kim & Lee, the firm that recently advised Samsung chairman Lee Jae-yong in a bribery trial.

Airbus claims right to be presumed innocent has been violated

Airbus has threatened Austria's defence minister with legal action after he accused the company of fraud in the 2003 Eurofighter deal.

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Telia pays US$965 million to settle foreign bribery case in three countries

Telia Company, a Swedish telecommunications business, has reached a US$965 million joint settlement with US, Dutch and Swedish authorities to resolve allegations that it paid bribes to the daughter of Uzbekistan's former president.

FCPA Docket: US authority issues warning on Venezuelan corruption

In the latest news, a South Korean official convicted of money laundering responds to the DOJ's sentencing request and the US Treasury warns banks over Venezuelan corruption.

Alternatives to prosecution in an age of global enforcement

White & Case partners Jonathan Pickworth, Darryl Lew, Daniel Levin, Ludovic Malgrain, Karl-Jörg Xylander, Nathalie Colin and Luděk Chvosta discuss the global alternatives to prosecution when a corporate is facing a criminal investigation.

South Korean prosecutor moves to private practice

Former South Korean prosecutor Chul Ho Heo has joined Bae Kim & Lee, the firm that recently advised Samsung chairman Lee Jae-yong in a bribery trial.

HSBC monitor report ruling unlikely to trigger political debate

There's little appetite on Capitol Hill to consider granting courts more oversight in settlements following a recent US appeals court ruling that restricts the power of judges to interfere in DPAs, lawyers have told GIR.

Hui Chen: Companies need to start thinking for themselves

The DOJ's former compliance counsel, Hui Chen, speaks to GIR about the very best and the very worst things she's seen from companies during her time at...

Conference coverage

GIR Live New York: law enforcement is a company's "best hope" after a cyber attack

Companies that report cyber breaches to the DOJ benefit from getting the full weight of the US government behind them to help deal with the threat, panellists heard at GIR's fourth annual conference in New York.

Debrief

Hypo Bank: Decline and fall

A six-year investigation into the collapse of a European banking empire still has no end in sight. At the close of 2014, the inquiry fell into crisis when its lead investigator was fired over alleged political connections – and things have not recovered since. By Rahul Rose.

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The European, Middle Eastern and African Investigations Review 2017

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Investigating Accounting Irregularities

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The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations

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