Region: Guinea

Rio Tinto counsel steps down following Guinea investigation

09 November 2016

Guinea to help US investigation of Gabon hedge fund fixer

19 August 2016

Arrested Gabon bribery suspect linked to Och-Ziff

17 August 2016

Judge blocks use of documents in LCIA mining fraud case

A Guernsey company accused of obtaining mining rights in Guinea through bribery has been refused permission to use confidential documents produced in a lawsuit against it as evidence in a related LCIA arbitration.

26 April 2016

Rio Tinto RICO suit dismissed

US District Judge Richard Berman at the Southern District of New York dismissed Rio Tinto’s racketeering lawsuit against mining companies Vale and BSGR on 20 November.

23 November 2015

Hyperdynamics settles FCPA case with SEC for US$75,000

US oil and gas exploration company Hyperdynamics has agreed to pay US$75,000 to settle charges brought by the the US Securities and Exchange Commission that it failed to accurately record payments made by a subsidiary based in the Republic of Guinea, the agency revealed in a release on 29 September .

30 September 2015

Swiss authorities carry out interviews in BSGR bribery probe

Prosecutors in Geneva said on 10 July that they have questioned witnesses in the Republic of Guinea as part of their investigation into whether mining company Beny Steinmetz Group Resources paid bribes to officials to gain rights to the world’s biggest iron-ore deposits in the west African country, according to reports.

13 July 2015

UK gives Vale partial access to Rio Tinto intel

As a fraudulent conspiracy case between mining companies Rio Tinto and Vale rumbles on in the US, an English judge has granted Vale access to business intelligence reports commissioned by Rio Tinto in which the identity of whistleblowers has been redacted.

02 July 2015

BSGR fails in “extraordinary” SFO challenge

The High Court of Justice of England & Wales has rejected mining company BSGR’s attempt to prevent the SFO from complying with a mutual legal assistance (MLA) request from Guinea.

11 May 2015

Louis Freeh investigating BSGR bribery allegations

The trust controlling mining company Beny Steinmetz Group Resources (BSGR) has hired Pepper Hamilton partner Louis Freeh in New York to conduct an internal investigation of bribery allegations, according to The Economist.

11 December 2014

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