Region: Iraq

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

Innospec sentencing disparity “extraordinary”

The disparity between the sentences of four former Innospec executives shows the significance UK courts will give to guilty pleas and cooperation.

05 August 2014

GSK bribery allegations spread to five countries

UK pharmaceuticals company GlaxoSmithKline is investigating allegations of bribery in Jordan and Lebanon, the company confirmed in a statement yesterday.

17 April 2014

GSK bribery investigation spreads to Iraq

UK pharmaceuticals company GlaxoSmithKline is investigating whether some of its employees paid bribes to government officials in Iraq, the company has confirmed.

07 April 2014

Lawyers say ASIC bribery investigation not enough

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) says it will compel witnesses to interview after opening a formal investigation of Leighton Holdings.

03 April 2014

Court strikes blow against internal investigation privilege

A Washington, DC district court has ruled documents produced by a compliance department during an internal investigation cannot be protected by attorney-client privilege, prompting an appeal to the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

19 March 2014

Weatherford agrees US$253 million settlement with US authorities

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner F Joseph Warin and of counsel Michael J Edney in Washington, DC advised oil and gas services company Weatherford International on its US$253 million settlement with US authorities.

03 December 2013

DoJ and SEC to fine Weatherford US$153 million

Oil and gas services company Weatherford International has agreed to pay US authorities US$153 million following an FCPA investigation, according to its quarterly report.

05 November 2013

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