Region: Azerbaijan

Turkey, regional allies warn of dire global consequences in Halkbank prosecution

As a US appeals court contemplates whether Halkbank is immune from sanctions evasion charges under common law, four countries in the Middle East have warned the case threatens to destabilise the global order.

01 September 2023

Businessman loses UK anonymity battle over Azerbaijan Laundromat findings

A businessman who claims he made his fortune selling tobacco in Azerbaijan has lost a legal battle to stop reporting on his ties to asset forfeiture proceedings brought by the National Crime Agency.

16 May 2023

Turkish government calls out “demeaning” Halkbank prosecution

The Turkish government said the DOJ’s prosecution of Halkbank has strained political ties between the two countries, describing the US criminal case as “a demeaning move against Türkiye’s dignity”.

25 November 2022

PNF and French railway builder settle Central Asia bribery claims

14 July 2021

Sweden charges former Bombardier exec with bribery in Azerbaijan

09 June 2021

UK court lifts anonymity order in Azerbaijani money laundering case

27 May 2021

Council of Europe considers new anti-corruption body

A German MP leading a push within the Council of Europe to create a new anti-corruption body says that the move is required following a series of scandals implicating members of the organisation.

19 March 2021

UK court denies Azerbaijani extradition request for Hajiyeva

26 September 2019

Azerbaijani banker’s wife fights extradition

07 November 2018

NCA seizes jewellery as part of UWO against jailed banker’s wife

02 November 2018

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