Region: Iceland

Samherji admits compliance failures in Namibia but denies bribery

The Icelandic fishing company at the centre of an alleged bribes-for-fishing quota scheme in Namibia has apologised for failing to properly monitor the risks associated with hiring consultants in the country.

22 June 2021

Namibia requests extradition of Samherji execs from Iceland in bribery case

Three executives at Icelandic fishing company Samherji could be extradited to Namibia to face corruption charges linked to the Fishrot scandal, according to reports.

27 April 2021

Norway drops Fishrot-linked corruption investigation into DNB

Authorities investigated allegations that DNB facilitated millions in potentially illicit payments on behalf of an Icelandic fishing company.

12 February 2021

Samherji CEO steps aside amid corruption investigation

15 November 2019

Nordic and Baltic financial regulators vow to enhance AML cooperation

09 May 2019

Robert Tchenguiz drops Grant Thornton lawsuit

15 October 2018

Kaupthing settles with Vincent Tchenguiz

31 October 2017

Tchenguiz loses court battle tied to SFO investigation

Property tycoon Vincent Tchenguiz, who successfully sued the SFO for improper use of warrants in its Icelandic Kaupthing Bank investigation, has had his £2.2 billion lawsuit against a member of the bank’s former winding-up committee dismissed.

21 April 2016

Grant Thorton counter-sues Vincent Tchenguiz

Accountancy firm Grant Thornton has filed a defamation countersuit against UK property developer Vincent Tchenguiz. In documents filed in the High Court of England & Wales on 12 May, the firm called Tchenguiz’s £2.

13 May 2015

OECD slams Iceland foreign bribery record

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Working Group on Bribery has expressed “serious concerns” about Iceland's failure to fight foreign bribery.

10 April 2015

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