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Press ask Houston court to unseal Unaoil documents

Press ask Houston court to unseal Unaoil documents

June 19, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

GIR is one of three publications that have moved to open up proceedings in a US Department of Justice case against the Ahsani brothers.

Alleged bribes, fake evidence and abuse of power at centre of Greek Novartis probe

Alleged bribes, fake evidence and abuse of power at centre of Greek Novartis probe

June 16, 2020, GIR

An investigation into alleged bribery by Swiss life sciences company Novartis of high-level Greek politicians has been beset by disintegrating charges and allegations of falsified evidence and political interference.

Who is the World Bank’s new INT chief?

Who is the World Bank’s new INT chief?

June 08, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

“He is quiet, eerily so in the beginning. I was like, ‘Why doesn't he ask more questions?’ But he just listened – that's who he is.”

Corporate executives seldom face punishment in US sanctions cases

Corporate executives seldom face punishment in US sanctions cases

May 29, 2020, JUST SANCTIONS

The US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control has been prolific in penalising companies for sanctions violations but doesn’t appear to have the same appetite for pursuing individuals.

How the pandemic has affected corporate compliance teams

How the pandemic has affected corporate compliance teams

May 22, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

GIR spoke to over a dozen compliance professionals about how the field is weathering the pandemic. The energy sector is “getting killed”, a recruiter said.

Steinmetz: Brazilian miner’s anti-bribery checks were a “sham”

Steinmetz: Brazilian miner’s anti-bribery checks were a “sham”

May 20, 2020, GIR

Israeli businessman Beny Steinmetz has accused Brazilian mining company Vale of wilfully ignoring potential corruption risks when it entered into a joint venture with his eponymous mining group a decade ago.

Huge US investigation into Venezuela heats up

Huge US investigation into Venezuela heats up

May 15, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

The unprecedented US investigation into Venezuelan corruption is quickly becoming more visible and consequential. “This is the biggest investigation that I’ve ever seen,” one Miami lawyer said.

DOJ picks Ericsson monitor

DOJ picks Ericsson monitor

May 11, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

The US Department of Justice has selected an experienced European compliance expert to monitor Swedish telecoms company Ericsson, which last year entered into a $1 billion FCPA settlement.

Lacklustre early cooperation fuelled US tax evasion penalty to Israeli bank

Lacklustre early cooperation fuelled US tax evasion penalty to Israeli bank

May 01, 2020, GIR

The DOJ said in the $874 million settlement that the bank's cooperation improved dramatically when it hired new external lawyers in 2017.

UK financial regulator takes a serious look at cum-ex trades

UK financial regulator takes a serious look at cum-ex trades

April 17, 2020, GIR

The UK Financial Conduct Authority is investigating 14 financial institutions in connection with an alleged tax fraud that is estimated to have cost European countries over €50 billion.