Region: Asia-Pacific

Seatrium nears $134 million corruption resolution in Brazil

Singaporean oil and gas rig builder Seatrium has reached in-principle settlements with three Brazillian enforcement agencies over historical anti-corruption “irregularities” at its predecessor company, Sembcorp Marine.

26 February 2024

People News: Former White House lawyer returns to private practice

A former counsel in President Joseph Biden’s White House has rejoined Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, and a retired US district court judge has entered private practice.

22 February 2024

South Korea investigates HSBC over alleged short-selling breaches

22 February 2024

Outgoing BIS chief counsel: AI can amplify military capabilities

Upon joining Akin’s Washington, DC, practice, Opher Shweiki discussed the United States’ efforts to make sure artificial intelligence technology doesn’t end up in the hands of foreign adversaries.

21 February 2024

Australian regulator launches new review of Star’s Sydney casino

20 February 2024

Sanctions Docket: Santander denies reports of US breaches

In the latest sanctions round-up, Santander has denied a media report that suggested the lender breached US sanctions against Iran, while French prosecutors have charged Lafarge with sanctions evasion and financing terrorist groups.

15 February 2024

Engineer charged for stealing secrets from GM, Boeing-owned defence business

HRL Laboratories told GIR that it reported former employee Chenguang Gong to the authorities after becoming aware of his “suspicious activity”. Prosecutors have since accused the engineer of stealing confidential designs for sensors that track nuclear and ballistic missile launches.

09 February 2024

PNF raids Huawei offices

09 February 2024

Chinese tech company avoids SEC penalty over alleged accounting breaches

The Beijing-based cloud services provider gave the SEC summaries of internal interviews with witnesses in China and turned over “certain key documents originally written in Chinese” during the US regulator’s investigation.

07 February 2024

SAP and IBM face criminal charges over Air India software sales

Indian prosecutors have charged the local subsidiaries of German software company SAP and US tech business IBM over an alleged criminal conspiracy related to the sale of software to a then-state-owned airline in 2011.

05 February 2024

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