Region: Iraq

Convicted former Petrofac executive ordered to forfeit annual bonuses

A former top sales executive at oil services company Petrofac must disgorge £141,000 in profits from his role in several foreign bribery schemes.

15 December 2021

UK quashes conviction of former Unaoil executive

The Attorney General’s Office has commissioned an independent review of failings at the SFO after a UK appeals court threw out the foreign bribery conviction of a former Unaoil executive.

10 December 2021

Dechert can withhold some documents in Iraq bribery case

The ruling comes after the firm was ordered to disclose over 400 documents connected to an alleged scheme where London property was used to bribe Iraqi officials.

16 November 2021

SFO to confiscate funds from convicted former Unaoil executive

A London court has ordered Stephen Whiteley, a former Iraq territory manager at Monaco energy consultancy Unaoil, to forfeit illicit gains totalling £96,000 following his 2020 bribery conviction.

03 November 2021

The Petrofac bribery schemes: where, what and how

UK oil services company Petrofac has admitted to failing to prevent its agents and employees from paying bribes to win contracts worth billions of dollars throughout the Middle East. GIR takes a deep dive into the bribery schemes and compliance failures that led to the guilty plea.

05 October 2021

Petrofac sentenced in “systemic, serious and grave” foreign bribery case

A London court has ordered oil services company Petrofac to pay £77 million after the company admitted seven counts of failing to prevent bribery between 2011 and 2017.

04 October 2021

Iraqi MPs call for investigation into GE and Siemens contracts

20 August 2021

SFO told to disclose records of meetings with Unaoil “fixer”

A London court has ordered the SFO to hand over records of meetings between senior officials, including director Lisa Osofsky, and a private intelligence operative in connection to a bribery probe into Monegasque oil consultancy Unaoil.

01 July 2021

Report: SFO Petrofac investigation looking at alleged bribery in nine countries

21 June 2021

Former Unaoil executive must return £402,000 over bribery scheme

18 June 2021

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