Region: Saudi Arabia

Solicitor General explains why SFO didn’t present GPT whistleblower’s victim impact statement to court

06 July 2021

Whistleblower who reported Airbus subsidiary's Saudi bribes leaves organisation

European airplane manufacturer Airbus has let go of the employee who first blew the whistle on a Saudi Arabian bribery scheme that resulted in a subsidiary being convicted of corruption.

02 July 2021

Report: SFO Petrofac investigation looking at alleged bribery in nine countries

21 June 2021

US court finds that FBI illegally seized ex-Twitter employee’s messages

17 June 2021

Ex-Saudi intelligence chief to fight $3.5 billion Canadian embezzlement claim

12 May 2021

Drago Kos: Airbus GPT case shows UK SFO is “badly needed”

The chair of the OECD’s working group on bribery says the Serious Fraud Office’s successful prosecution of an Airbus subsidiary in a politically sensitive case clearly illustrates that the under-fire agency is essential to the UK’s fight against corruption.

04 May 2021

Airbus subsidiary pleads guilty in Saudi corruption case

A London court ordered GPT Special Project Management to pay a £30 million penalty in a case that has prompted an NGO to call for a parliamentary inquiry into the UK government’s knowledge of bribes paid to high-level Saudi officials.

28 April 2021

UK law firm to give up 1MDB-linked funds

Clyde & Co can release $325 million held on behalf of an arbitration client to the High Court in London after a US federal court dismissed an arrest warrant targeting the funds.

23 March 2021

DOJ accused of “naked and exorbitant attempt” to interfere in UK court proceedings

Lawyers for energy company PetroSaudi have claimed that US prosecutors are trying to subvert UK money laundering legislation by interfering in a civil dispute with Venezuela’s state-owned energy company.

23 February 2021

Saudi companies want to subpoena US law firm in $3.5bn embezzlement case

A group of Saudi Arabian companies wants Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft and two financial institutions to disclose information about their links to a former high-ranking Saudi official accused of embezzling billions from the state.

16 February 2021

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