Region: Europe

Ex-SBM Offshore executive accused of plotting to “interfere” with Iraq oilfield tenders

A UK prosecutor has claimed that a former SBM Offshore executive plotted to corrupt a public tender in Iraq to win a lucrative offshore construction contract for his employer.

22 January 2021

Former head of Vatican Bank convicted for money laundering and embezzlement

22 January 2021

Switzerland closes second branch of Blatter investigation

22 January 2021

FCPA assistant chief slated for UK secondment

An assistant chief in the DOJ’s foreign bribery unit is being seconded to two UK enforcement agencies.

21 January 2021

People news: Biden taps prominent white-collar lawyers amid a rush of US lawyer moves

In the latest people news, a flurry of activity in the US with the Biden administration appointing WilmerHale, MoFo and Cooley lawyers for senior positions, several US prosecutors jumping to private practice as well as a number of lateral hires.

21 January 2021

Switzerland homes in on former Julius Baer exec over alleged money laundering in Venezuela

The Swiss financial regulator has launched enforcement proceedings against a “high-ranking” ex-manager at Julius Baer for allegedly committing “serious breaches" of the country’s anti-money laundering regulations.

21 January 2021

Italian prosecutors ask to present JPMorgan documents in Shell-Eni corruption case

21 January 2021

ICO publishes SEC data sharing guidance for UK companies

20 January 2021

UK court rejects hedge fund employee’s European Arrest Warrant challenge

The court described the defendant’s challenge as “so hopeless that it is not properly arguable”, but experts say the case provides clarity on the UK’s post-Brexit extradition arrangement.

20 January 2021

Former SBM Offshore exec accused of conspiring to pay bribes for Iraqi oil contracts

A former SBM Offshore sales manager took part in a plot to bribe Iraqi officials as the country struggled to revive its “dilapidated” oil industry, the UK’s anti-fraud agency has alleged in a London court.

20 January 2021

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