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Germany raids Commerzbank in tax fraud investigation

December 03, 2013, GIR

German prosecutors have raided the offices of Commerzbank in relation to a tax fraud investigation concerning a foreign life insurance company.

France carries out fresh UBS tax fraud raid

December 02, 2013, GIR

French authorities have raided the offices of Swiss bank UBS for a second time as their investigation of alleged tax fraud continues.

Developing world loses out in foreign bribery investigations, says World Bank

November 29, 2013, GIR

Just three per cent of fines imposed on parties involved in bribing foreign officials are returned to the country in which the infringement occurred, according to a World Bank study.

Ukraine agrees to create anti-corruption ombudsman, says EBRD

November 29, 2013, GIR

The collapse in trade negotiations between the European Union and the Ukrainian government will not affect the former Soviet state’s proposed anti-corruption agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Finnish court dismisses record state damages claim

November 28, 2013, GIR

The Finnish government department responsible for roads was aware of and participated in the asphalt cartel, the Helsinki District Court ruled today.

SDNY follows South Texas on Dodd-Frank extraterritorial reach

November 27, 2013, GIR

A US federal court has ruled that a former Chinese employee of Siemens cannot rely on Dodd-Frank anti-retaliation provisions.

Qualcomm in NDRC crosshairs

November 26, 2013, GIR

China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has opened an investigation of chipmaker Qualcomm over potential antitrust violations.

Eighteen arrested in widening Polish IT bribery investigation

November 25, 2013, GIR

Poland’s Central Anti-Corruption Bureau (CBA) has arrested 18 people in connection with an investigation of alleged bribery for government information technology (IT) contracts worth 1.5 billion zloty (US$484 million).

DG Comp goes after liners over price signalling

November 22, 2013, GIR

Europe’s top antitrust enforcer has opened an investigation of 14 liner shipping companies over allegations that the companies publicised their prices in ways that could have led to parallel pricing in the industry.

Sumitomo Japan authorised payment used for bribe, says NGO

November 22, 2013, GIR

Switzerland’s Office for the Attorney General says it is “concerned” by allegations that a Swiss company allegedly bribed Cambodian officials to win contracts to supply mosquito nets.