Region: Ireland

USAID investigates Turkey-Syria NGO corruption

10 May 2016

Allergan unit to pay US$125 million to settle kickback allegations

Irish pharmaceutical company Allergan’s US subsidiary Warner Chilcott will pay US$125 million to resolve US Department of Justice (DoJ) charges that it paid kickbacks to doctors to induce them to prescribe its drugs, according to reports.

30 October 2015

SEC investigates IBM for possible accounting irregularities

US technology company International Business Machines (IBM) has confirmed in its quarterly report that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating it for possible accounting irregularities in the US, UK and Ireland.

28 October 2015

The extradition of Anglo Irish Bank’s ex-CEO is “not a done deal”

The former chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank, who has been arrested in the US following an extradition request from Ireland, is charged with over 30 counts of forgery, the provision of unlawful financial assistance, conspiracy to defraud and false accounting, according to recently unsealed court documents.

13 October 2015

Ireland introduces corporate vicarious liability under proposed corruption law

Ireland’s Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald, has proposed a new corruption bill that will hold companies vicariously liable for the corrupt conduct of their employees, according to reports.

09 October 2015

EU court to decide whether US/EU data transfer is invalid on 6 October

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) will rule on 6 October whether data can be transferred across the Atlantic under the Safe Harbour Agreement between the EU and the US.

30 September 2015

DoJ investigating £1.2bn Irish property deal

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) is looking into claims that a £1.2 billion property auction by Ireland's National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) was corrupted by a £7 million payment to a politician, according to The Financial Times.

07 September 2015

EU unveils tougher tax avoidance draft laws

According to reports, new EU draft laws, published on 8 July, designed to combat tax evasion and avoidance will require large companies with subsidiaries in the EU to declare the profit they make and the taxes they pay in each country.

10 July 2015

DoJ targets assets across Europe in VimpelCom probe

The DoJ is seeking US$300 million in assets linked to an alleged foreign bribery scheme involving Russian-owned telecommunication companies VimpelCom and Russian Mobile Telesystems, following an investigation by US and European authorities.

01 July 2015

EU state aid probe findings to be published in spring

The European Commission said it expects to have findings from its four ongoing investigations into claims that member countries offered illegal state aid by spring 2015. In 2014, the commission opened probes into Ireland’s tax arrangements with Apple, the Netherlands’ tax deals with Starbucks, and Luxembourg’s treatment of Fiat and Amazon.

20 January 2015

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