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Lufthansa Cargo caught up in bribery investigation

Lufthansa Cargo caught up in bribery investigation

February 19, 2014, GIR

Public prosecutors in Frankfurt have carried out raids at Lufthansa Cargo’s offices in connection with bribery allegations.

Norway jails insider traders

Norway jails insider traders

February 19, 2014, GIR

Norway’s Court of Appeal in Borgarting has convicted and sentenced three men for insider trading, overturning first instance acquittals.

SFO charges three former Barclays bankers in Libor investigation

SFO charges three former Barclays bankers in Libor investigation

February 17, 2014, GIR

Herbert Smith Freehills, Stephenson Harwood and Bivonas are advising the three latest traders to be charged in connection with Libor manipulation.

Former trader challenges China ruling

Former trader challenges China ruling

February 17, 2014, GIR

A former Everbright Securities trader has filed a lawsuit against the Chinese securities regulator, which banned him for life for insider dealing.

Brazilian authorities join SBM Offshore investigation

Brazilian authorities join SBM Offshore investigation

February 17, 2014, GIR

Brazilian authorities are investigating allegations that SBM Offshore paid millions in bribes to Petrobras officials, the country’s main anti-corruption agency has told GIR.

OECD sets up global automatic tax information exchange

OECD sets up global automatic tax information exchange

February 17, 2014, GIR

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has revealed new measures to tackle the “serious problem” of offshore tax evasion.

SDNY rejects insider trading malpractice suit

SDNY rejects insider trading malpractice suit

February 17, 2014, GIR

The US District Court for the Southern District of New York has thrown out a claim by convicted insider trader Winifred Jiau that her attorney failed to adequately represent her during trial and sentencing.

SFO arrests Indian businessman in Rolls-Royce bribery investigation

February 14, 2014, GIR

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) arrested an Indian businessman and his son on Wednesday in connection with the bribery investigation of Rolls-Royce.

BNP Paribas reserves US$1.1 billion for US fines

BNP Paribas reserves US$1.1 billion for US fines

February 14, 2014, GIR

French bank BNP Paribas has set aside US$1.1 billion to settle US fines, the company said in a quarterly report.

Avon faces US$132 million FCPA settlement

February 14, 2014, GIR

Avon Products says it may have to pay as much as US$132 million to settle FCPA charges, just months after US authorities rejected a settlement offer that was 10 times smaller.