Region: Bahrain

Bahrain compliance official: more whistleblower advocacy is needed

A senior compliance official at Bahrain’s central bank has said that regulators across the globe have “collectively failed” to encourage whistleblowers.

24 November 2021

Report: SFO Petrofac investigation looking at alleged bribery in nine countries

21 June 2021

Bahrain sets up anti-money laundering committee

18 August 2020

Bahrain minister loses money laundering appeal in Alcoa bribery case

A Swiss federal court has rejected an appeal by a former Bahrain oil minister against charges that he laundered US$2 million worth of bribes allegedly paid by US aluminium company Alcoa to secure a long-term contract, according to reports.

10 September 2015

Bahrain bribery suit to be arbitrated in London

A US court has ruled that a Bahraini company’s corruption claim against British-Canadian businessman Victor Dahdaleh must be decided by ICC arbitration in the UK. By Sebastian Perry and Richard Woolley.

30 April 2014

SFO defends use of Akin Gump in bribery investigation

After facing criticism on Friday from a judge over its handling of the bribery investigation of Victor Dahdaleh, the UK’s Serious Fraud Office has defended its use of law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.

24 March 2014

Judge accuses SFO of mismanaging Dahdaleh case

Judge Nicholas Loraine-Smith in London’s Southwark Crown Court today said the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) relied on Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld to an “extraordinary extent” to help build its bribery case against businessman Victor Dahdaleh.

21 March 2014

Akin Gump awaits Dahdaleh legal costs decision

A UK judge will decide next week whether Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld partner Mark MacDougall committed ‘serious misconduct’ in his involvement with the Serious Fraud Office's collapsed Victor Dahdaleh bribery trial, which would allow Dahdaleh to recover legal costs from him and the firm.

14 March 2014

Allen & Overy litigators ‘pressured’ Dahdaleh prosecution witness

Lawyers acting for businessman Victor Dahdaleh allegedly urged a prosecution witness not to appear in a corruption trial, an English criminal court heard yesterday.

06 November 2013

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