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Anti-bribery & corruption

Malaysia’s 1MDB settles LCIA claim

Malaysia’s 1MDB settles LCIA claim

April 25, 2017, GIR

Scandal-plagued 1MDB has agreed to settle a US$6.5 billion LCIA dispute with a United Arab Emirates investment fund against the backdrop of anti-corruption investigations in multiple jurisdictions.

French prosecutors may require a new approach as well as a new law

French prosecutors may require a new approach as well as a new law

April 21, 2017, GIR

Lawyers say that France’s new anti-corruption system could be hampered by prosecutors’ reluctance to negotiate with private sector lawyers.

The Odebrecht Fact Sheet

The Odebrecht Fact Sheet

April 18, 2017, GIR

Now that Odebrecht has reached a final settlement figure with the US, Brazilian and Swiss authorities, GIR presents an updated summary of the continuing fallout from the bribery scandal across Latin America and Africa.

Airbus faces multiple lawsuits and bribery investigations over aircraft deals

Airbus faces multiple lawsuits and bribery investigations over aircraft deals

April 18, 2017, GIR

Former consultants hired to advise Airbus on business deals are suing the aerospace company as it handles corruption investigations around the world.

Argentina will need legal workaround to settle with Odebrecht

Argentina will need legal workaround to settle with Odebrecht

April 13, 2017, GIR

As Argentina inches closer to introducing corporate criminal liability for bribery offences, lawyers say prosecutors will need to apply some creative thinking if they want to settle one of the country's most high-profile corruption scandals.

US and Brazil agree local Odebrecht monitors

US and Brazil agree local Odebrecht monitors

April 12, 2017, GIR

Brazilian lawyers monitoring Odebrecht and Braskem following the companies’ US$3.5 billion global settlements will work closely with their US counterparts.

Australia releases DPA proposals

Australia releases DPA proposals

April 11, 2017, GIR

Australia’s proposed process to agree DPAs will bypass the judiciary, in one of a handful of measures taken by the government to tailor DPAs to the country’s legal system.

Shell’s Nigerian oil field deal the subject of UK press exposés

Shell’s Nigerian oil field deal the subject of UK press exposés

April 10, 2017, GIR

Reports from two media outlets based on leaked information have revealed fresh details about the deal by Royal Dutch Shell to acquire rights to a Nigeria oil field, currently under investigation by Dutch and Italian prosecutors.

FCA resumes HBOS investigation following fraud convictions

FCA resumes HBOS investigation following fraud convictions

April 07, 2017, GIR

The UK FCA has reopened an investigation into how much senior staff at HBOS knew about wrongdoing at the bank, two months after six people were jailed on fraud and corruption charges.

Challenges to SFO investigations should be rare, UK court says

Challenges to SFO investigations should be rare, UK court says

April 04, 2017, GIR

Following Unaoil’s failed application for judicial review companies and individuals will find it difficult to contest SFO investigations, lawyers say.