SNC-Lavalin charged in bribery probe

Canadian prosecutors have charged construction company SNC-Lavalin in an investigation into alleged bribes paid in exchange to win a contract to refurbish a bridge in Montreal.

Dechert defends legal advice to ENRC

A barrister acting for Dechert in a high-profile malpractice lawsuit has told a London court that the law firm acted appropriately after allegedly discovering evidence of corruption by its former client, Eurasian …

Petrofac to plead guilty over bribery in the Middle East

UK-based oil company Petrofac has said that it has reached a plea agreement with the SFO over its failure to stop bribery in Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the UAE between 2011 and …

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People News: recent White House nominations and in-house moves

Over the past few weeks, President Joe Biden announced plans to appoint a serving national security prosecutor as a top export control official, and Credit Suisse’s latest compliance head left after just …

People News: Rio Tinto recruits in-house veteran as new chief legal officer

Anglo-Australian mining company Rio Tinto has hired Isabelle Deschamps as its new chief legal officer, and a former Linklaters partner has started as special counsel at the White House.

Amec Foster Wheeler ignored lawyers’ bribery warnings

A UK court has scolded engineering company Amec Foster Wheeler for failing to take action to stop bribery despite repeated warnings from lawyers it hired to look into potential misconduct.

GIR’s In-House Investigator Series: Matt Dewsbury at HSBC Holdings

Matt Dewsbury, the group head of financial crime investigations at HSBC Holdings in London, tells GIR about how one of the world’s largest financial institution structures its investigations, how emerging technologies and …

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