Region: Poland

Anti-corruption enforcement in eastern and central Europe on the international agenda

Thomas Firestone, resident legal advisor to the US embassy in Moscow between 2006 and 2012, says the issue of anti-corruption enforcement in Eastern Europe has become increasingly important to the international community since the relations between Russia and the West soured last year.

17 March 2015

Poland's Office for Competition & Consumer Protection (UOKiK)

Featured in The Due Process Guide 2015

Grade: B-So things are improving?

09 March 2015

Imtech accused of bribery in Berlin airport project

Netherlands-based technical solutions provider Imtech is under investigation by German prosecutors for allegedly paying bribes to win business at a Berlin airport project, according to local reports.

27 February 2015

SFO investigating Alstom in Hungary

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is investigating whether Alstom subsidiaries committed criminal offences in Hungary, which may lead to a third UK court case against the company.

29 January 2015

SFO charges fourth Alstom suspect

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has charged former Alstom director Graham Hill with corruption on 15 January. Hill is the fourth person to face SFO corruption charges linked to Alstom. He is represented by Matthew Frankland at Byrne and Partners in London, who told Bloomberg that his client “strenuously denies any wrongdoing”.

15 January 2015

GSK hires litigator in London

Pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, which is currently investigating potential misconduct in countries including Poland, Jordan, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon, has hired litigation partner Antonio Suarez-Martinez from Edwards Wildman Palmer in London, Legal Business reports.

27 November 2014

DoJ drops Image Sensing Systems FCPA probe

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has ended its FCPA investigation of technology company Image Sensing Systems, the company announced on 8 September. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had previously closed a parallel investigation, the company said.

10 September 2014

Poland signs FATCA agreement

The Polish government has entered into a Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) agreement with the US, according to reports. The agreement, which still needs to be approved by parliament, means Polish tax authorities will share information on bank accounts held by US citizens with their US counterparts.

20 August 2014

The triple jeopardy conundrum

The multiple investigations into bribery allegations surrounding UK-based pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline raise questions as to whether double jeopardy principles might scupper countries’ enforcement efforts.

05 June 2014

Dutch courage: self-disclosing in the Netherlands

Self-reporting foreign bribery violations in the Netherlands is virtually unheard of, but recent cases indicate attitudes are changing. Marieke Breijer investigates.

08 May 2014

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