Region: Europe

MPs reproach SFO director for evading Unaoil scrutiny

Politicians on Tuesday accused the director of the UK’s Serious Fraud Office of hiding behind an ongoing review of the agency to avoid questions about the high-profile collapse of two individual prosecutions in an international bribery investigation.

29 March 2022

France sharpens its rules on companies sharing information abroad

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The French government has updated the wording of its blocking statute to speed up the process by which companies report foreign information requests to the local authorities.

28 March 2022

European prosecutors freeze assets in Lebanese money laundering probe

28 March 2022

Counsel Watch: Vinson & Elkins helps MoneyGram settle latest AML probe

In the latest Counsel Watch, GIR looks at the white-collar lawyers acting in cases featuring MoneyGram, tech billionaire Elon Musk and the executor of Jeffrey Epstein’s estate.

25 March 2022

Another conviction overturned in UK Unaoil case

A London appeal court has quashed the conviction of ex-SBM Offshore sales manager Paul Bond over the same disclosure failures that saw a former colleague’s conviction thrown out some three months earlier.

24 March 2022

Dutch court: state authorities violated privilege rules in criminal case

“The most recent ruling is front-page news in the Netherlands and is really embarrassing for the government,” one lawyer said.

24 March 2022

EPPO has opened 576 investigations since launch

24 March 2022

OECD urges Greece to improve foreign bribery detection and prosecution

The OECD is “gravely concerned” by the continued lack of investigations into and prosecutions of foreign bribery in Greece.

22 March 2022

NGO asks French prosecutors to investigate SBM Offshore for corruption

22 March 2022

EU prosecutor visits Ukraine, in cooperation pact first

European Chief Prosecutor Laura Kӧvesi travelled to embattled Ukraine on Friday to sign a working arrangement with the country’s prosecutor general.

21 March 2022

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