Region: France

Kerimov-linked Swiss company signs DPA in France

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A Swiss investment company founded by a US-designated Russian oligarch previously targeted in a French money laundering investigation has agreed to a €1.4 million tax evasion settlement in France.

26 May 2020

Airbus GC: I have total faith in the integrity of Dechert

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“You have to show some loyalty to these people, because they stick their neck out for their client,” Airbus’ general counsel John Harrison told GIR.

20 May 2020

An interview with Airbus GC John Harrison

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In an exclusive interview with GIR, the Airbus GC provides a behind-the-scenes look at the process to agree the largest foreign bribery resolution to date, discusses his considerations around self-reporting, presents further detail on the individual hired to oversee the company’s consent agreement with the State Department, and more.

20 May 2020

Coronavirus may delay UBS's French tax evasion appeal until 2021

30 April 2020

AFA awaits results of enquiry by independent auditor

Featured in Investigator's Guide to France

France’s Court of Auditors has conducted a review of the country’s anti-corruption agency to establish if it’s making effective use of public funds.

08 April 2020

Airbus quickly pays blockbuster bribery penalty

“The speed with which Airbus was able to pay the fine raises real questions about whether the global DPA has really impacted the company’s bottom line,” said an anti-corruption campaigner.

27 March 2020

AFA and CGU agree closer cooperation

25 March 2020

Counsel Watch

In the latest counsel watch, Switzerland’s financial regulator hires a Zurich-based lawyer to investigate allegations of espionage at Credit Suisse while a Hogan Lovells team in London successfully fends of an appeal in a lawsuit linked to a $25 million fraud scheme.

16 March 2020

Airbus execs raised concerns about helicopter deal payments

16 March 2020

France readying charges against individuals in Airbus bribery probe

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“This is part of our policy here at the PNF: that companies are not the only ones that are accountable for corrupt practices, but individuals are also accountable for the conduct,” a senior French prosecutor told GIR in an interview.

04 March 2020

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