Region: China

Chinese businessman ends extradition battle over US bribery charges

The top executive at Chinese property company R&F Properties told a London court that he will no longer contest extradition to the US where he faces charges over an alleged bribery scheme.

14 June 2023

Huawei gears up to challenge US criminal charges

The company will argue that it has been unfairly prosecuted because of “an illicit animus towards Huawei specifically and Chinese companies more broadly”.

12 June 2023

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

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