Region: India

Indian police charge former Louis Berger executives

Police from the Indian state of Goa have charged James McClung, the former Asia head of US construction business Louis Berger, and Satyakam Mahanty, the former India head of the company, as well as well as four other individuals in connection with an alleged bribery scheme.

29 September 2015

Volkswagen scandal: 11 countries investigating

A further five countries have opened investigations into the Volkswagen emissions scandal after the US Environmental Protection Agency revealed that the German car manufacturer used illegal software to cheat toxic emissions tests.

25 September 2015

Date announced for Indian financial regulation shake up

India’s commodities regulator, the Forward Markets Commission, will merge with the country’s capital markets watchdog the Securities and Exchange Board of India on 28 September..

07 September 2015

Switzerland rejects Indian MLAT request over lack of information

Swiss prosecutors have denied a mutual legal assistance request from India’s CBI, which is investigating bribery allegations linked to Swiss defence companies San Swiss Arms and Rheinmetall Air Defence.

02 September 2015

Swiss and US authorities to hold joint conference on Fifa

The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) announced on 1 September that US Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber will hold a joint press conference on 14 September, when they will speak about US and Swiss investigations into corruption allegations at world football governing body FIFA.

02 September 2015

Louis Berger will cooperate with authorities in Indian bribery probe

Louis Berger reportedly told the Bombay High Court that it will cooperate with Goa authorities, which are currently investigating allegations that the US construction company bribed Indian officials in exchange for lucrative contracts.

26 August 2015

India steps up AML checks

India's Bombay Stock Exchange has asked member companies to produce monthly reports detailing suspicious transactions that have been notified to the country's Financial Intelligence Unit to improve monitoring of potential money-laundering activity, according to reports.

21 August 2015

India's CBI to be handed Louis Berger bribery investigation

Police in the Indian state of Goa will hand over their bribery investigation into US construction company Louis Berger to India's Central Bureau of Investigation, Goa's chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar reportedly said on 14 August.

17 August 2015

Louis Berger allegedly blackmailed into bribing Indian official

Goa Police said the Indian region’s former chief minister Digambar Kamat blackmailed Louis Berger by refusing to approve work permits and visas until he was paid bribes, according to reports.

14 August 2015

Louis Berger FCPA case could cost company business in India

Louis Berger's executive vice president for corporate strategy and development, Larry Walker, has warned that the US construction company's recent FCPA settlement and follow-on investigation in India could lead to the business losing out on contracts, according to The Economic Times.

10 August 2015

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