Region: Asia-Pacific

Huawei gears up to challenge US criminal charges

The company will argue that it has been unfairly prosecuted because of “an illicit animus towards Huawei specifically and Chinese companies more broadly”.

12 June 2023

The prosecutor’s office in Switzerland making a mark on the world stage

The attorney general of Geneva recorded one of the most high-profile white-collar crime convictions of recent times. Now he wants a new settlement tool to meet his prosecutors’ appetite for complex international investigations into corporate wrongdoing.

09 June 2023

Attorney General to consider perjury allegations against Neil Gerrard

The High Court of England and Wales has asked the government’s top lawyer to consider whether former Dechert solicitor Neil Gerrard should be prosecuted over evidence he gave at a civil trial in 2021.

08 June 2023

UK obtains rare export controls conviction of recidivist company

The UK subsidiary of a Fortune 500 company received a four-figure fine “that just makes the UK look foolish” according to one expert.

02 June 2023

Singapore opens corruption probe into domestic oil rig builder

Singapore’s anti-corruption agency is investigating Seatrium, formerly known as Sembcorp Marine, for “alleged corruption offences that occurred in Brazil”.

01 June 2023

Hawaiian businesswoman withdraws appeal in 1MDB case

On the day that she was due to submit a brief supporting her arguments to the Ninth Circuit, Nickie Mali Lum Davis moved to dismiss her appeal against a district court’s decision to deny her attempt to withdraw her guilty plea.

31 May 2023

Crown Resorts to settle AML probe

Entertainment and gaming group Crown Resorts has agreed to pay A$450 million ($293 million) to resolve an investigation by Australia’s anti-money laundering agency.

30 May 2023

Rolls-Royce and BAE Systems face criminal complaint in India

India’s main anti-corruption agency has filed a criminal complaint against UK engineering company Rolls-Royce and defence contractor BAE Systems over alleged corruption in the sale of fighter jets to the country over a decade ago.

30 May 2023

Counsel Watch: Chinese businessman hires London lawyers to fight US extradition

In the latest counsel watch, the chief executive of a Chinese real estate company has lawyered up to battle extradition to the US, and more firms have helped banks reach settlements over their employees’ use of personal messaging apps.

30 May 2023

Ultra Electronics: five talking points from the remediation agreement

A recent judgment by the Superior Court of Quebec sheds light on the conduct of a Canadian subsidiary of Ultra Electronics in the Philippines that resulted in a four-year remediation agreement.

24 May 2023

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