Region: Netherlands

VimpelCom settlement highlights lack of clarity in Dutch fines

VimpelCom's US$795 million settlement with US and Dutch authorities has revealed little about how Dutch prosecutors calculate foreign bribery-related fines and disgorgement.

09 March 2016

People news

A round-up of the latest people news, including a partner promotion at K&L Gates in China and an investigations lawyer joining NautaDutilh.

22 February 2016

Dutch prosecutors secure record settlement in VimpelCom case

Miller & Chevalier in the US and Jones Day in the Netherlands advised VimpelCom on its US$795 million settlement with the DOJ, SEC and the Dutch Prosecutor’s Office.

19 February 2016

VimpelCom reaches “prospective” foreign bribery settlement

Russian telecoms company VimpelCom has reached a tentative settlement with the DOJ, the SEC, and the Netherlands’ Public Prosecutor’s office, in which it acknowledges certain foreign bribery violations.

17 February 2016

GIR Live DC: Weissmann speech and Q&A

At GIR Live DC on 9 February, US Department of Justice fraud section chief Andrew Weissmann discussed how the department will factor in compliance, how it intends to reward those that self-report, and how it aims to increase transparency around resolutions and declinations.

16 February 2016

Brazil uses SBM Offshore charges to demand cooperation

Featured in Investigator's Guide to Brazil

Brazilian prosecutors have questioned how companies can claim privilege over the contents of internal interviews when lawyers have given interviewees Upjohn warnings.

08 January 2016

People news

A round up of the latest people news, including partner and counsel promotions at Debevoise & Plimpton, Hogan Lovells and Akin Gump.

06 January 2016

Norwegian oil companies dragged into Petrobras corruption probe

Featured in Investigator's Guide to Brazil

An increasing number of Norwegian oil services companies are becoming caught up in the corruption case involving Brazil’s state-controlled oil company Petrobras, as Brazilian authorities turn their attention to foreign businesses involved in the scandal.

04 January 2016

11 countries threaten to impose travel bans on corrupt Kenyan officials

Ambassadors to Kenya from Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the US told Kenya’s Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission that the country must do more to address ongoing bribery.

13 November 2015

SBM Offshore leniency negotiations involving Brazilian prosecutors

Dutch oil services company SBM Offshore’s leniency discussions for alleged bribery violations in Brazil now includes the public prosecutor in Rio de Janeiro and state-controlled energy business Petrobras, in addition to the country's administrative anti-corruption enforcer, the Office of the Comptroller General.

11 November 2015

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