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The head of the UK’s anti-fraud office said at a conference in New York that the agency considers prosecution as the only option for companies that fail to engage during an investigation, singling out Petrofac and GPT as recent examples.
29 November 2022
16 November 2022
A Glencore subsidiary received the UK’s highest-ever penalty for a corporate criminal conviction after a judge found that bribery was “part of the culture” on the trader’s West Africa oil desk.
03 November 2022
A prosecutor described how Glencore executives flew to African countries in private jets packed with cash bribes, as the commodity trader’s UK subsidiary awaits its sentence on Thursday.
02 November 2022
A London court has denied a request from the Nigerian government to receive compensation from Glencore over bribes the commodities trader has admitted paying to a state oil company.
26 October 2022
Three former directors at UK outfitting company Bluu Solutions paid or received bribes for contracts to refurbish commercial buildings across the country, a court has heard.
24 October 2022
UK practitioners condemned the UK’s anti-fraud watchdog for the “basic” failures described in recent reviews of the agency and say the reports provide an urgent opportunity for learning and reflection by the SFO and the government.
28 July 2022
An independent report into the Serious Fraud Office’s handling of its investigation into Monaco oil services consultancy Unaoil has laid bare the internal errors that have led to three of the four convictions secured in the case being overturned.
21 July 2022
Anglo-Swiss commodities trader Glencore pleaded guilty at a London court to paying millions of dollars in bribes to win oil contracts across West Africa.
21 June 2022
The Swiss commodities trader admitted paying bribes throughout Africa and South America in resolutions with four agencies in the US, UK and Brazil. Corruption probes in Switzerland and the Netherlands, however, continue.
25 May 2022
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