Region: Africa & Middle East

Mozambique appeals against decision to extradite ex-finance minister to US

11 November 2021

Sweden accuses oil executives of complicity in Sudanese war crimes

Swedish prosecutors have charged the chairman and director of Swedish oil company Lundin Energy with being complicit in military attacks on Sudanese civilians.

11 November 2021

SFO to confiscate funds from convicted former Unaoil executive

A London court has ordered Stephen Whiteley, a former Iraq territory manager at Monaco energy consultancy Unaoil, to forfeit illicit gains totalling £96,000 following his 2020 bribery conviction.

03 November 2021

South African court refuses to replace prosecutor in Zuma corruption trial

27 October 2021

FCA details “extremely serious” Credit Suisse compliance failings

The Swiss bank ignored internal warnings that a so-called “master of the kickbacks” was involved in a lucrative fundraising project in Mozambique.

20 October 2021

Swiss ministry urges tighter checks on gold bullion from UAE

18 October 2021

Monaco prosecutor interviews ex-SBM Offshore lawyer after extradition ordeal

Former SBM Offshore lawyer Jonathan Taylor voluntarily travelled to Monaco on Monday to speak with a public prosecutor, months after he successfully avoided extradition to the principality.

13 October 2021

The Petrofac bribery schemes: where, what and how

UK oil services company Petrofac has admitted to failing to prevent its agents and employees from paying bribes to win contracts worth billions of dollars throughout the Middle East. GIR takes a deep dive into the bribery schemes and compliance failures that led to the guilty plea.

05 October 2021

Petrofac sentenced in “systemic, serious and grave” foreign bribery case

A London court has ordered oil services company Petrofac to pay £77 million after the company admitted seven counts of failing to prevent bribery between 2011 and 2017.

04 October 2021

Schlumberger subsidiaries penalised in US sanctions probe

The two OFAC enforcement actions against separate Schlumberger subsidiaries add to a list of sanctions problems that the company has experienced in recent years.

28 September 2021

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