Region: Europe

SFO strengthens ties with Angolan counterparts

11 May 2022

Criminal convictions overturned in Monte dei Paschi fraud trial

A Milan appeal court has acquitted former executives at Deutsche Bank, Nomura International and Monte dei Paschi di Siena who were accused of helping the Italian lender hide its shaky financial position in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.

10 May 2022

Most Swiss businesses have recently conducted an internal investigation

10 May 2022

Senior UK officials orchestrated decades of Saudi bribes, court hears

“This indictment does not begin to plumb the depths of what the UK government has been involved in since the 1970s,” a defence barrister told a London court.

09 May 2022

NCA recovers over $23 million in stolen funds from Nigeria

06 May 2022

UK defence officials “were aware of and facilitated” middlemen payments

The Serious Fraud Office has told a London court that UK government officials introduced a defence company to a consulting group that paid bribes to help the business win military contracts in Saudi Arabia.

06 May 2022

SFO: UK defence contractors bribed Saudis

Jurors were told that two former defence contractors were “at the heart” of a scheme to funnel bribes to high-ranking Saudi officials to secure military contracts for a now-defunct Airbus subsidiary.

05 May 2022

FRC opens more investigations into GFG Alliance auditors

04 May 2022

Swiss scientist convicted over GlaxoSmithKline trade secrets conspiracy

Gongda Xue is the fifth scientist to be found guilty of participating in the GSK trade secrets theft

03 May 2022

Do companies have a moral duty to self-report to the SFO?

Companies in the UK aren’t required to report their misconduct to the Serious Fraud Office, but a recent high court judgment concluded that a company has a moral obligation to do so, argue Herbert Smith Freehills partners Brian Spiro, Rob Hunt and senior associate Jessica Chappatte.

03 May 2022

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