Region: France

European prosecutors freeze assets in Lebanese money laundering probe

28 March 2022

NGO asks French prosecutors to investigate SBM Offshore for corruption

22 March 2022

PNF and AFA publish draft guidance for corruption investigations

Their goal is to encourage internal investigations in France, in the hope companies will then share more frequently the results of their investigations with the authorities,” said one lawyer.

17 March 2022

French court limits AMF’s powers to target defendants for obstruction

A recent decision in France means that the country’s financial regulator can no longer fine companies and individuals who impede an investigation.

04 March 2022

Squire Patton Boggs recruits in London and Paris

Squire Patton Boggs bolstered its investigations practice by adding lawyers formerly with Peters & Peters, Fulcrum Chambers, Howard Kennedy and ebl Lexington Avocats.

02 March 2022

France proposes greater protections for whistleblowers

French politicians have proposed a new law that would broaden protections for whistleblowers and encourage individuals to report directly to the authorities.

09 February 2022

UK, France urged to tighten up corporate liability for money laundering

The Council of Europe has said 14 countries including the UK are failing to comply with international standards for holding companies liable for money laundering.

21 January 2022

Investors sue Airbus and auditors

10 January 2022

France fails to investigate major bribery allegations, says review group

An OECD anti-bribery body has raised concerns about French authorities’ failure to investigate corruption allegations against major local companies.

16 December 2021

UBS appeal secures significant fine reduction in French tax case

A French appeals court has slashed a penalty handed to Swiss bank UBS for tax fraud and laundering illicit funds by €2.7 billion.

13 December 2021

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