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Anti-bribery & corruption

Telia settles Uzbek bribery allegations

Telia settles Uzbek bribery allegations

September 21, 2017, GIR

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.

Gunvor investigated over fresh bribery allegations

Gunvor investigated over fresh bribery allegations

September 13, 2017, GIR

The Swiss Attorney General's Office has opened an investigation into oil commodities trader Gunvor, after a five-year investigation into bribes allegedly paid by its employees.

French and Brazilian prosecutors make strides in Olympics scandal with Operation Unfair Play

French and Brazilian prosecutors make strides in Olympics scandal with Operation Unfair Play

September 11, 2017, GIR

Brazilian and French prosecutors have opened a joint investigation dubbed Operation Unfair Play to probe bribery in the bid for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Brazil's attorney general could partially revoke J&F settlement

Brazil's attorney general could partially revoke J&F settlement

September 05, 2017, GIR

Brazil's attorney general will review leniency agreements offered to J&F Investimentos executives after it received evidence to suggest witnesses did not disclose all misconduct to prosecutors.

Brazilian prosecutors issue new guidelines for leniency agreements

Brazilian prosecutors issue new guidelines for leniency agreements

September 01, 2017, GIR

Brazil's Federal Prosecution Service has released new guidelines on how its prosecutors can negotiate leniency agreements with companies settling in corruption cases.

Sweden considers Bombardier charges in Azerbaijan bribery case

Sweden considers Bombardier charges in Azerbaijan bribery case

August 30, 2017, GIR

The lead prosecutor in Sweden's largest-ever bribery case has told GIR that he will decide whether to charge Canadian aerospace and transportation company Bombardier after the trial of the company's head of sales and marketing in Sweden concludes.

The Investigator's Guide to Canada: updated

The Investigator's Guide to Canada: updated

August 22, 2017, GIR

During GIR's last visit in 2015, Canadian lawyers were preparing themselves for more aggressive enforcement of white-collar crime. While it hasn't exactly panned out like that, GIR set out to find what has changed in the past two years.

Canada's investigations bar

Canada's investigations bar

August 21, 2017, GIR

In May, GIR travelled to Canada - with stops in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa - for the first time since 2015. Here we present the best investigations firms and individual practitioners in the local market.

UK accounting watchdog opens consultation on corruption reporting guidance

UK accounting watchdog opens consultation on corruption reporting guidance

August 17, 2017, GIR

UK companies will find it difficult to assess what corruption and bribery matters should be disclosed under a new directive, despite the UK FRC's new proposed guidelines, lawyers say.

Sierra Rutile under investigation in UK and Sierra Leone

Sierra Rutile under investigation in UK and Sierra Leone

August 16, 2017, GIR

Australia-listed mining company Iluka Resources has confirmed that the UK Serious Fraud Office and Sierra Leone's Anti-Corruption Commission are investigating conduct at a miner the company bought in late 2016.