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The UK Bribery Act ushered in ground-breaking new legislation to hold companies to account, but practitioners say a decade of sparse corporate enforcement means many questions around the law’s potential reach remain unanswered.
30 June 2021
Scottish energy company Wood Group has agreed to pay $177 million in settlements with authorities in the UK, the US and Brazil over foreign bribery.
28 June 2021
A US court has dismissed criminal charges against MoneyGram, more than eight years after the money transmitting company settled allegations that it failed to stop its services being used for financial crime.
11 June 2021
A group of Ukrainian lawyers has launched an initiative to bring corporate criminal liability, DPAs and monitorships to the country in an effort to improve anti-financial crime compliance in Ukrainian companies.
10 June 2021
In the latest counsel watch, a prominent US lawyer to oversee the compliance programme of a US labour union and the Greensill Capital scandal prompts work for several firms.
03 June 2021
Two weeks left until GIR Connect Paris, chaired by Laura Perkins at Hughes Hubbard & Reed and Jonathan Mattout at Herbert Smith Freehills. The event will feature AFA and DOJ speakers alongside a cast of high-profile private practice lawyers and in-house practitioners from Airbus, Total and Sonepar, to discuss the French enforcement landscape.
03 June 2021
The new monitor replaces John Coates, who had been the monitor since 2017 but left the role upon joining the US Securities and Exchange Commission in February.
01 June 2021
Swiss bank Julius Baer has entered into a $79 million settlement with the US Department of Justice over its role in laundering bribes tied to the Fifa corruption scandal.
27 May 2021
The settlement follows three years after the bank signed a separate fraud DPA and means it will now be subject to two concurrent DOJ-imposed monitorships.
14 May 2021
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