Region: France

CFTC fines SocGen $1.5m for market disclosure breaches

30 September 2021

France appeals against dismissal of long-running corruption case

27 September 2021

French court confirms Bloomberg punishment for false reporting

The Paris Court of Appeals has upheld a decision by France’s market regulator to penalise US media company Bloomberg for reporting false accounting information about construction company Vinci, but it reduced the fine by €2 million.

17 September 2021

G7 leaders commit to helping poorer nations fight corruption

13 September 2021

Lafarge back on the hook for crimes against humanity in Syria payments case

France’s highest court has ruled that cement manufacturer Lafarge can be charged with complicity in crimes against humanity over its alleged funding of armed groups, including ISIS.

07 September 2021

Counsel Watch: French firm guides JPMorgan to multi-million tax settlement and defendants lawyer up in SFO bribery trial

A co-founder of French firm Kiehman & Marembert has helped US investment bank JPMorgan reach a €25 million tax fraud settlement with French prosecutors following a six-year-long investigation.

07 September 2021

JPMorgan reaches French tax fraud settlement

US investment bank JPMorgan has agreed to pay €25 million to settle a tax fraud investigation by French prosecutors.

03 September 2021

France’s AFA publishes conflict of interest guidelines

02 September 2021

Brazil charges French engineering company execs with corruption

Brazilian prosecutors have filed criminal complaints against two executives at French engineering company Doris Group over allegedly corrupt platform vessel contracts worth more than $200 million.

27 August 2021

Counsel Watch: US firm guides electrics company to $230 million fraud DPA

In the latest counsel watch, a team from Jones Day leads Ohio-based electric services company FirstEnergy to a multimillion-dollar settlement over allegations it made fraudulent payments to public officials for beneficial treatment.

12 August 2021

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