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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.

Airbus claims right to be presumed innocent has been violated

Airbus claims right to be presumed innocent has been violated

September 20, 2017, GIR

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

DOJ 'deconfliction' requests creating tension

DOJ 'deconfliction' requests creating tension

September 15, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The DOJ increasingly wants companies to delay interviewing employees involved in possible misconduct. Defence lawyers say that creates problems.

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.

DOJ picked Morford memo adviser for Teva monitorship

DOJ picked Morford memo adviser for Teva monitorship

August 31, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

A former senior Justice Department official who helped draft guidelines for monitorship selections has been appointed to oversee Teva Pharmaceutical Industries' compliance with its foreign bribery deferred prosecution agreement.

Swiss Supreme Court rules media leak "admissible whistleblowing"

Swiss Supreme Court rules media leak "admissible whistleblowing"

August 25, 2017, GIR

Switzerland's top court has ruled that a politician and a bank employee were only guilty of violating bank secrecy laws the first time they leaked a top banker's personal information.

After years of mixed results, FCPA prosecutors bag three trial victories

After years of mixed results, FCPA prosecutors bag three trial victories

August 23, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The convictions of a Macao real estate mogul and two foreign officials is a reversal of the DOJ's fortunes after it managed to secure only a partial victory in the trial of former PetroTiger CEO Joseph Sigelman two years ago.

Former Och-Ziff execs use Supreme Court disgorgement ruling to fight FCPA charges

Former Och-Ziff execs use Supreme Court disgorgement ruling to fight FCPA charges

August 22, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Two former executives of Och-Ziff Capital Management have attacked foreign bribery charges by the US Securities and Exchange Commission using a Supreme Court ruling that legal experts warned would significantly restrict the agency's enforcement programme.

DOJ initiative pairs corporate healthcare fraud prosecutors with FCPA unit

DOJ initiative pairs corporate healthcare fraud prosecutors with FCPA unit

August 14, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The US Department of Justice has formalised a working relationship between its foreign bribery unit and certain healthcare fraud prosecutors - but some lawyers question whether the initiative is in name only.

ASIC piles pressure on Commonwealth Bank of Australia with fresh investigation

ASIC piles pressure on Commonwealth Bank of Australia with fresh investigation

August 11, 2017, GIR

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission announced that it is investigating the Commonwealth Bank of Australia over money laundering allegations made by another Australian regulator.