Topic: Commercial bribery

Ex-Siemens engineer sentenced over China trade secret theft

A former Siemens chief engineer has avoided prison time in the Netherlands after being convicted for selling secret information about steam turbines to a Chinese company.

15 March 2021

Swedish prosecutors must make charges in Ericsson case by June

11 March 2021

Ex-SBM Offshore executive says he was unaware of bribery

A former executive of Dutch oil services company SBM Offshore, accused of taking part in an Iraqi bribery scheme, has told a London court that he was unaware of any illicit payments.

04 February 2021

ENRC sues SFO and former case controller over alleged media leaks

The Kazakh mining company alleges that SFO officials broke statutory duties and internal policies by leaking confidential information about an ongoing corruption probe to the media with the aim of harming the company.

29 January 2021

Ex-SBM Offshore executive accused of plotting to “interfere” with Iraq oilfield tenders

A UK prosecutor has claimed that a former SBM Offshore executive plotted to corrupt a public tender in Iraq to win a lucrative offshore construction contract for his employer.

22 January 2021

Ex-Petrofac executive pleads guilty to more bribery charges

Petrofac’s former global head of sales, David Lufkin, has admitted to paying bribes to help the London-headquartered oil and gas exploration company win construction contracts in the United Arab Emirates.

15 January 2021

Croatian court orders extradition of SBM Offshore whistleblower to Monaco

13 January 2021

Swiss law makes foreign penalties tax deductible in “exceptional cases”

Featured in Investigator’s Guide to Switzerland

Experts say the deductions will apply only when companies can prove that the foreign penalty clearly does not serve the interests of justice.

12 November 2020

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