Region: Norway

Sevan Marine starts probe of Petrobras corruption claims

Sevan Marine, which designs offshore drilling units, has hired Norwegian law firm Selmer to investigate Brazilian media reports that name a former manager at the company in connection with the Petrobras corruption scandal.

01 July 2015

Yara execs bribery prosecution “an enormous project”, says Norway prosecutor

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Norway’s attempt to secure its first-ever corruption conviction against a chief executive has been a colossal challenge for Marianne Djupesland, the lead prosecutor on the case. Rahul Rose in Paris

11 June 2015

TI: Norway should boost bribery enforcement

Transparency International (TI) has said that while Norway is frequently ranked as one of the world’s least corrupt countries, it is urged to improve its anticorruption laws and enforcement.

06 February 2015

Arrests made following Norwegian and British bribery probe

City of London Police arrested two British nationals for allegedly paying a Norwegian public official US$150,000 to facilitate the sale of six former naval ships to a Nigerian private security company.

22 January 2015

Trial of four Yara execs is “just the tip of the iceberg” for Norway

The presence of an FBI agent at the Oslo bribery trial of four former Yara International executives suggests suspects in the case could face US charges.

15 January 2015

Yara executives deny Norwegian foreign bribery charges

Four former executives of Norwegian chemical company Yara, including former chief executive Thorleif Enger, pleaded not guilty to foreign bribery charges in Oslo’s District Court on 5 January, according to Agence France Presse.

06 January 2015

TI: Norwegian businesses needs to tackle corruption

Transparency International says Norwegian companies should be more engaged in preventing corruption following three major Norwegian bribery cases in the last year. “Business too often comes before ethics in Norway’s business culture,” Guro Slettemark, head of Transparency International Norway said, according to reports.

05 January 2015

Australian, Indian and Norwegian companies sucked into Petrobras probe

Brazil’s main anti-corruption authority is investigating Australian, Indian and Norwegian companies that used the same agent as Dutch oil-platform services company SBM Offshore when dealing with state-controlled oil company Petrobras, according to reports.

10 December 2014

Norway mirrors EU sanctions against Russia

Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced the country will align itself with the EU's sanctions against Russia. In a statement on Monday, the ministry said it will introduce "the same measures as those adopted by the EU on 31 July" in response to Russia's annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol.

13 August 2014

EU sanctions put deals at risk

Russian oil and gas company Rosneft signed a lease with North Atlantic Drilling just days before the EU announced new sanctions against Russia. Lawyers tell GIR that such manoeuvres remain risky.

04 August 2014

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