Region: Asia-Pacific

ASIC launches third civil lawsuit over greenwashing

11 August 2023

FCPA Docket: DOJ requests dismissal of Airbus bribery charge after DPA expires

A judge granted the US government’s request to dismiss charges against Airbus after a 3-year DPA expired; a Glencore bribery restitution payment was delayed by Congolese courts; the SEC’s office of the whistleblower is seeking claims related to the Gartner case.

10 August 2023

UK, US and Canada sanction Lebanon’s former central bank governor

10 August 2023

UK court tightens grip around Karimova’s London properties

A London court has agreed to appoint an independent manager to oversee properties linked to the daughter of the former president of Uzbekistan that the Serious Fraud Office is trying to seize.

09 August 2023

SEC, CFTC announce new round of personal messaging penalties

Two US regulators have announced fines totalling $549 million against nine financial institutions over their “widespread” use of unapproved messaging platforms for business.

08 August 2023

Chinese car maker raided by Hong Kong anti-corruption agency

08 August 2023

Australian government to increase resources for tax industry regulator

07 August 2023

UAE company cleared of US charges for evading sanctions on North Korea

Prosecutors said Essentra FZE, a tobacco industry supplier based in Dubai, has fully complied with the terms of its three-year deferred prosecution agreement with the DOJ.

04 August 2023

Counsel Watch: Petrobras seeks damages in Switzerland over alleged money laundering

In the latest counsel watch, Brazilian state oil company Petrobras has hired lawyers for proceedings in Switzerland linked to Operation Car Wash, and former US attorney general Loretta Lynch has a new mandate for a major university.

04 August 2023

Jacobs Group faces larger penalty in Australian foreign bribery case

Australia’s highest court has ordered a lower court to recalculate a criminal penalty that engineering company Jacobs Group received in 2020 for paying bribes in Asia.

03 August 2023

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