Investigator's Guide to Norway

Investigator's Guide to Norway

Investigator's Guide to Norway
With prosecutors and local lawyers unpersuaded by the value of internal investigations and an enforcement agency that many believe lacks sufficient oversight, Norway can be a challenging jurisdiction for investigators. Waithera Junghae went to Oslo to find out more.

Investigator's Guide to Norway

Investigator’s Guide to Norway

With prosecutors and local lawyers unpersuaded by the value of internal investigations and an enforcement agency that many believe lacks sufficient oversight, Norway can be a challenging jurisdiction for investigators. Waithera Junghae went to Oslo to find out more.

Highlights

BAE Systems quietly released from US arms control debarment

The US government has removed a long-standing trade ban on the Saudi subsidiary of UK defence company BAE Systems after crediting its improved compliance with arms control regulations.

US court revives two Cuban trafficking lawsuits

A Miami federal court has reopened lawsuits against two cruise lines accused of trafficking in property seized during the Cuban revolution due to an “error of law”.

PDVSA probe raises questions for joint venture partners

The DOJ is investigating a corruption scheme tied to PDVSA’s joint ventures with major international companies, court documents show.

Namibian bribery scandal far bigger than leaked emails suggest, says whistleblower

The man who blew the whistle on alleged corruption at Iceland’s biggest fisheries company has said that bribery payments may have doubled after he left the organisation.

Samherji under investigation in Iceland

Icelandic authorities are probing embattled fisheries company Samherji in the wake of allegations it paid millions of dollars in kickbacks to public officials in Namibia.

Counsel watch: Icelandic fishing company hires local lawyers in bribery scandal

In the latest counsel watch, Icelandic fishing company executives have hired local lawyers in an emerging bribery scandal and the daughter of the co-founder of Kazakh mining company ENRC changes counsel.

ØKOKRIM probes DNB bank over Namibian fisheries bribes

Norwegian authorities are investigating the country’s largest bank over potentially illicit transactions linked to an emerging bribery scandal in Namibia.

Norwegian regulator chides DNB over money laundering controls

Major Norwegian bank DNB has “significant deficiencies” in its compliance with anti-money laundering regulations, Norway’s Financial Supervisory Authority has said.

Jay-Z's Tidal threatens arbitration against Norway

Tidal, the online music service co-owned by US rapper Jay-Z, has threatened Norway with its first known investment treaty arbitration claim – over Økokrim’s conduct in a criminal investigation into alleged manipulation of streaming figures.

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