Region: Kazakhstan

Airbus CEO interviewed in bribery investigation

27 November 2017

After signing plea agreement, Harder seeks to appeal bribery sentence

Dmitrij Harder, a Pennsylvanian businessman who pleaded guilty to foreign bribery charges, wants his five-year sentence reconsidered, arguing the sentencing judge made several errors.

18 October 2017

Switzerland imposes US$35 million penalty on KBA-Notasys following self-report

Printing press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer's Swiss unit was fined of just 1 Swiss franc after becoming the first company in Switzerland to voluntarily disclose wrongdoing – although its disgorgement figure is far higher.

01 March 2017

SFO announces Unaoil-linked investigation of ABB

The SFO has opened a corruption investigation into the UK subsidiaries of Swiss-Swedish technology company ABB linked to the agency’s ongoing probe into Monaco-based energy services company Unaoil.

10 February 2017

SFO gears up for ENRC privilege battle

02 February 2017

New Romania dispute has echoes of ‘Rompetrol’

Kazakhstan’s state-owned oil and gas company has filed a notice of dispute on Romania after it froze a local subsidiary’s assets in a corruption probe, raising the prospect of a sequel to Rompetrol’s eight-year-long ICSID arbitration claim against the state.

01 August 2016

Belgian politician becomes suspect in settlement law corruption case

Belgian prosecutors have named the former president of the Belgian senate as a suspect in an investigation into how a white-collar crime settlement tool was rushed through parliament, allowing three major stakeholders in mining company ENRC to avoid prison.

06 November 2015

Whistleblower accuses Compass execs of fraud over dismissal

A whistleblower suing his former employer Compass Group for unfair dismissal after reporting corruption allegations internally has launched a private prosecution against three company executives, who he has accused of fraud.

04 November 2015

Insufficient SFO funding exposed by Compass bribery case, watchdogs claim

UK investigators were too slow to look into a whistleblower’s claims of bribery at catering company Compass Group, according to anti-corruption campaigners.

30 June 2015

Compass bribed Kazakhstani officials, says UK newspaper

UK catering company Compass Group appears to have made facilitation payments to Kazakhstani government officials, UK newspaper the Guardian reports on the basis of internal company documents it has reviewed.

22 June 2015

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