Region: China

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

Philips to pay $62 million to settle FCPA violations with SEC

The settlement comes roughly a decade after the Dutch multinational was fined for similar behaviour in Poland.

11 May 2023

Ex-Harvard professor avoids prison after hiding Chinese financing

Charles Lieber was sentenced to pay $50,000 and spend two years under supervised release.

26 April 2023

Seagate to pay $300 million for Huawei export violations

BIS imposed its largest-ever standalone penalty against Seagate after the company admitted to exporting hard drives to Huawei without the necessary licences.

19 April 2023

Chinese authorities raid Mintz Group office in Beijing

24 March 2023

Judge approves Ericsson’s $206 million plea agreement

The company’s plea agreement eliminates the cooperation credit it had been awarded by the DOJ in 2019 for cooperating with an FCPA investigation.

21 March 2023

Challenges for internal investigations in post-Covid China

Debevoise & Plimpton partners Kara Brockmeyer and Gareth Hughes, counsel Philip Rohlik and legal consultant Eva Niu consider approaches to post-Covid internal investigations in China and offer practical tips on how to manage the new landscape.

14 March 2023

Chinese export control penalties a “warning” to US businesses over Taiwan arms sales

China recently issued export control penalties against Lockheed Martin and Raytheon that could reach billions of dollars. Lawyers don’t expect them to pay a cent, but other companies might not be so lucky.

13 March 2023

Ecuadorian judge approves charges in hydroelectric dam bribery scheme

An Ecuadorian judge has accepted the charges brought by prosecutors against 37 people, including a former president, over an alleged bribery scheme where Chinese state-owned company paid $76 million in bribes to public officials for nearly a decade.

06 March 2023

US export violations to cost 3D printing company $25 million

A US printing business has reached civil settlements with three US agencies for exporting sensitive military and aerospace data to China and Germany without the required licences.

01 March 2023

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