Region: Israel

Australian tax agency reaches $105 million settlement with Israeli banks

Israeli lender Israel Discount Bank and its subsidiary, Mercantile Discount Bank, have agreed to pay $105 million to settle claims they helped a wealthy Australian family evade income tax.

01 February 2021

Germany shuts down investigation into ThyssenKrupp submarine deal

Prosecutors in Bochum have ended a bribery investigation into individuals connected to engineering company ThyssenKrupp’s $2.3 billion submarine deal with Israel.

14 January 2021

Steinmetz bribery trial to begin in Switzerland

Israeli businessman Beny Steinmetz will face charges that he paid bribes to secure mining rights in Guinea’s Simandou region in the first international corruption case brought to trial by the Geneva public prosecutor’s office.

07 January 2021

Israel defence ministry to investigate submarine deal

20 November 2020

Israel opens foreign bribery investigation into subsidiary of US flavours company

10 November 2020

Transparency International: foreign bribery enforcement in decline since 2018

13 October 2020

Lacklustre early cooperation fuelled US tax evasion penalty to Israeli bank

The DOJ said in the $874 million settlement that the bank's cooperation improved dramatically when it hired new external lawyers in 2017.

01 May 2020

Germany launches probe into ThyssenKrupp scandal as scrutiny in Israel grows

Prosecutors in Bochum have launched an investigation into German engineering company ThyssenKrupp’s $2.3 billion deal to supply Israel with submarines.

28 March 2019

Companies face conflicting expectations when investigating conduct under Israeli jurisdiction

Covington & Burling’s Lanny Breuer, Ben Haley, Noam Kutler and Alyson Sandler explain why the emergence of Israel as an active enforcer poses a dilemma for companies seeking to cooperate in multilateral government investigations.

26 March 2019

Israel considers scrapping deal with star witness in ThyssenKrupp submarine case

21 March 2019

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