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UK quashes conviction of former Unaoil executive

The Attorney General’s Office has commissioned an independent review of failings at the SFO after a UK appeals court threw out the foreign bribery conviction of a former Unaoil executive.

10 December 2021

World Bank to trial use of overseas investigators

The World Bank’s anti-corruption unit hopes the use of overseas investigators will lead to better intelligence gathering and closer ties with local authorities.

10 December 2021

Beny Steinmetz arrested in Greece

Greek authorities have arrested Israeli businessman Beny Steinmetz after he was convicted in Romania of bribing local officials.

10 December 2021

GIR Live London Winter 2021 – in pictures

Global Investigations Review held its London winter conference on Wednesday 2 December.

10 December 2021

FCPA Unit chief clarifies DOJ approach to corporate recidivism

The DOJ official said that the recency of prior misconduct and how a company addressed the causes of that wrongdoing will matter when the department decides what type of corporate settlement to pursue.

09 December 2021

GIR Live Hong Kong: New Chinese data law hampering internal investigations

“We’ve been facing a lot more pressure from the targets of investigations,” said a Hong Kong-based lawyer.

09 December 2021

SEC subpoenas GameStop in share trading investigation

Texas-based video games retailer GameStop, which saw its share price rise dramatically in early 2021, has received a subpoena from the US securities regulator as part of an investigation into its trading activity.

09 December 2021

DOJ to appeal adverse FCPA jurisdictional ruling

US prosecutors said they will ask the Fifth Circuit to review whether they have jurisdiction to prosecute a Swiss asset manager accused of participating in a foreign bribery scheme.

08 December 2021

Sixth Circuit hears Mexican healthcare agency’s high stakes bribery appeal

The agency said an adverse decision by the appeals court could kill a handful of similar foreign bribery-related lawsuits. “If we lose this appeal, I think they’re all going to fall,” said a lawyer for the Mexican agency.

08 December 2021

OFAC imposes rare enforcement action against individual

An unnamed individual agreed to pay over $130,000 to settle alleged violations of US sanctions on Iran.

08 December 2021

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