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Investigator's Guide to Singapore

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Investigator's Guide to Singapore

GIR takes an inside-out look at the reality of doing investigations in Singapore, as well as the government’s efforts to step up enforcement.

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Cryptocurrency researcher accused of teaching North Korea to evade US sanctions

US authorities have arrested a cryptocurrency researcher who travelled to North Korea to deliver a lecture on how digital currencies could be used to evade US sanctions.

Former Keppel lawyer avoids prison

A former in-house lawyer for Keppel Offshore, who has been described as the company’s “sacrificial lamb”, was sentenced to probation by a Brooklyn federal court for his part in a bribery scheme.

GIR Live Singapore: Corporate self-reporting remains “crux issue”

Companies in Singapore are reluctant to admit to corporate misconduct because the benefits of doing so remain unclear.

GIR Live Singapore: absence of "data record" frustrates internal investigations

Criminal activity is becoming increasingly difficult for companies to detect as perpetrators are now more adept at avoiding a paper trail. James Thomas in Singapore.

Indonesia makes arrests in expanding Rolls-Royce and Airbus probe

Indonesia’s anti-corruption agency has detained the former CEO of state-owned airline in a long-running investigation into suspected corruption.

Rolls-Royce at the heart of another corruption investigation

Indian authorities have opened an investigation into UK engineering company Rolls-Royce over its use of third-party agents to win contracts.

Ex-1MDB financier ramps up charm offensive in the face of multiple charges

The PR bill of fugitive businessman Jho Low has tipped over $1 million as he fights against US and Malaysian charges tied to billions embezzled from Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB.

Garuda Indonesia pursues Rolls-Royce over allegedly fraudulent contract

UK engineering company Rolls-Royce will face trial in Indonesia after the country’s state-owned airline demand £35 million in compensation over a contract tainted by bribery allegations.

Singapore needs a bigger stick to take on corporate bribery

Singapore must tweak its corporate criminal liability laws to ensure companies fear prosecution enough to want to resolve bribery matters with a settlement, lawyers say.

Singapore passes UK-style DPA legislation

Newly passed legislation in Singapore introducing DPAs closely follows similar legislation in the UK.