Region: Bangladesh

US$81 billion bank heist manager may turn state witness

12 April 2016

Philippines' failure to regulate casinos will hinder Bangladesh bank probe

Bangladesh’s central bank has lost over US$80 million in one of the largest heists in history, but the theft may have only been possible because of cultural differences between different regulators.

21 March 2016

World Bank appeals to Canada’s Supreme Court in discovery battle

Two defence lawyers acting for former SNC-Lavalin employees caught up in a foreign bribery probe say the World Bank is avoiding accountability by appealing against a Canadian court order compelling it to produce internal investigation documents.

06 July 2015

Canada Supreme Court to hear World Bank discovery appeal

Canada’s Supreme Court said on 2 July it will hear an appeal by the World Bank to prevent the lawyers of former SNC-Lavalin employees from accessing internal files relating to the bank’s investigation of alleged bribery in a multi-billion dollar construction project in Bangladesh.

03 July 2015

Settlement and debarment: the crucial issues in SNC-Lavalin

Engineering company SNC-Lavalin’s prosecution by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police could intensify the debate over whether Canada should introduce alternatives to guilty pleas to settle investigations.

20 February 2015

SNC-Lavalin to be prosecuted on corruption charges

Canadian prosecutors have charged engineering company SNC-Lavalin with corruption, the company announced today.

19 February 2015

Bangladesh sees increase of suspicious activity reports

The financial intelligence unit of Bangladesh’s central bank received 47 per cent more money laundering and terrorism finance suspicious activity reports in the 2013-2014 financial year compared to the previous year, according to Bangladesh news service bdnews24.

06 January 2015

Swiss SNC-Lavalin case turns to Geneva lawyer

Swiss prosecutors can now turn their focus to a corruption and money laundering case against Geneva-based lawyer Roland Kaufmann, after settling with a former SNC-Lavalin executive.

02 October 2014

Transparency International: whistleblower protections in South Asia remain poor

Anti-corruption organisation Transparency International (TI) says inadequate whistleblower protection throughout South Asia prevents corruption from coming to light.

22 May 2014

Canadian lawyers clash over jurisdiction in “test case”

Canada’s foreign bribery law denies authorities jurisdiction over foreign nationals who commit a bribery offence abroad, a barrister has argued.

09 April 2014

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