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Airbus reveals UK and France cross-border cooperation

Airbus reveals UK and France cross-border cooperation

March 20, 2017, GIR

France’s financial prosecutor is said to be cooperating with the UK SFO to investigate French aerospace company Airbus, in an investigation that French lawyers say could be made easier by Sapin II

Spanish enforcers turn their attentions abroad

Spanish enforcers turn their attentions abroad

March 03, 2017, GIR

Spain’s first convictions for foreign bribery could signal a turning point in the country’s efforts to tackle cross-border crime, lawyers say.

The Odebrecht Fact Sheet

The Odebrecht Fact Sheet

March 02, 2017, GIR

The effects of Odebrecht's bribery scheme have reverberated through 15 countries across five continents. The Odebrecht Fact Sheet is a rolling summary of the developments in the case.

Investigators dive deeper into Israeli submarine order

Investigators dive deeper into Israeli submarine order

March 02, 2017, GIR

Israel’s state attorney has opened a criminal probe into a US$1.5 billion order of ThyssenKrupp submarines after receiving details from a preliminary investigation by Israeli police.

Switzerland imposes US$35 million penalty on KBA-Notasys following self-report

Switzerland imposes US$35 million penalty on KBA-Notasys following self-report

March 01, 2017, GIR

Printing press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer's Swiss unit was fined of just 1 Swiss franc after becoming the first company in Switzerland to voluntarily disclose wrongdoing – although its disgorgement figure is far higher.

Austria launches Eurofighter fraud probe

Austria launches Eurofighter fraud probe

February 28, 2017, GIR

Vienna prosecutors have opened a fresh criminal investigation into Airbus and the Eurofighter consortium over alleged fraud related to the €2 billion sale of combat planes to Austria 15 years ago.

Ex-SNC Lavalin executives acquitted after judge excludes wiretap evidence

Ex-SNC Lavalin executives acquitted after judge excludes wiretap evidence

February 27, 2017, GIR

Harsh criticism of the RCMP by an Ontario judge underlines the difficulties Canadian enforcers face in gathering evidence from foreign jurisdictions, lawyers say.

Økokrim investigates commercial bribery scandal following self-report

Økokrim investigates commercial bribery scandal following self-report

February 24, 2017, GIR

GIR can reveal the lawyers acting for Swedish food packaging company Tetra Pak and related individuals as Norwegian prosecutors investigate possible corruption tied to Norwegian dairy cooperative Tine.

2017: What’s coming up?

2017: What’s coming up?

February 22, 2017, GIR

With enforcement agencies around the world ramping up the fight against economic crime, and a new, unpredictable US government, 2017 is set to be a tumultuous year. In December 2016 we invited six leading lawyers from the UK, Germany, the US and Hong Kong to give their predictions on what will be the big issues for investigations specialists over the coming 12 months.

ASIC continues fight against individuals in Oil-For-Food investigation

ASIC continues fight against individuals in Oil-For-Food investigation

February 21, 2017, GIR

The Australian securities enforcer has appealed against a court decision absolving a former Australian Wheat Board executive of responsibility for alleged UN sanctions breaches.

OLAF Hungary report highlights cross-border collaboration in Siemens and Alstom investigations

OLAF Hungary report highlights cross-border collaboration in Siemens and Alstom investigations

February 16, 2017, GIR

Details of how UK, US, German and Hungarian prosecutors shared information with EU anti-corruption investigators have come to light in an investigation into the construction of a Budapest train line.

Eni CEO hires counsel as Italian corruption trial looms

Eni CEO hires counsel as Italian corruption trial looms

February 13, 2017, GIR

A former Italian justice minister is advising Eni’s chief executive as prosecutors in Milan asked for the director to be tried over alleged corruption in Nigeria.