Region: Iraq

Iraq gives green light to anti-corruption reforms

Iraq's parliament has voted unanimously in favour of a sweeping anti-corruption reform bill championed by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, according to reports. But analysts warn the plans are currently thin on detail.

12 August 2015

Judge denies prosecutors’ request for KBR documents

A judge has denied US federal prosecutors’ request to see KBR’s internal investigation documents because the court had already allowed the government to cross-examine a KBR witness about the investigation during the trial.

29 June 2015

KBR fights internal investigation privilege battle

US federal prosecutors say engineering company KBR has waived privilege attached to internal investigation documents because a defence witness mentioned the investigation during trial testimony.

26 June 2015

Goodyear FCPA resolution a “roadmap” for cooperation

Extensive cooperation and remediation ensured tyre company Goodyear was treated leniently by the SEC, lawyers say.

25 February 2015

GSK hires litigator in London

Pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, which is currently investigating potential misconduct in countries including Poland, Jordan, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon, has hired litigation partner Antonio Suarez-Martinez from Edwards Wildman Palmer in London, Legal Business reports.

27 November 2014

Five European banks sued over terror finance claims

Wounded US veterans and their families are suing five major European banks for processing Iranian money which was allegedly used to fund a string of terrorist attacks in Iraq.

11 November 2014

Rise of the Islamic State highlights importance of terrorism finance measures

The Financial Action Task Force has called on all countries to robustly enforce its anti-terrorism financing measures to disrupt the funding of the Islamic State.

27 October 2014

Innospec judgment could encourage more UK bribery follow-on claims

An English court has refused to compensate an Innospec competitor after he failed to prove that Innospec won contracts because of alleged corruption, but the decision may nonetheless spur more parties who suffer loss resulting from bribery to seek damages.

23 October 2014

Iraq attempt to sue companies for frustrating oil-for-food programme rejected

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has dismissed Iraq’s lawsuit against over 80 companies for allegedly paying kickbacks to Saddam Hussain as they took part in the UN’s oil-for-food programme.

19 September 2014

Australian police prepare bribery case against Leighton Holdings

Australia’s Federal Police are set to present evidence of bribery involving construction company Leighton Holdings to prosecutors, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. On Monday, Fairfax news agency reported that leaked emails from Leighton included conversations between two senior company executives complaining about a “disgusting history of incompetence and misbehaviour”.

17 September 2014

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