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A London court has discharged a jury 10 weeks into the trial of two former defence industry executives accused of bribing Saudi Arabian officials for military contracts.
14 July 2022
“This indictment does not begin to plumb the depths of what the UK government has been involved in since the 1970s,” a defence barrister told a London court.
09 May 2022
The Serious Fraud Office has told a London court that UK government officials introduced a defence company to a consulting group that paid bribes to help the business win military contracts in Saudi Arabia.
06 May 2022
Jurors were told that two former defence contractors were “at the heart” of a scheme to funnel bribes to high-ranking Saudi officials to secure military contracts for a now-defunct Airbus subsidiary.
05 May 2022
Swiss engineering company Foster Wheeler chose not to alert law enforcement agencies despite three separate internal investigations uncovering suspected bribery in Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Malaysia.
07 February 2022
04 February 2022
A former top sales executive at oil services company Petrofac must disgorge £141,000 in profits from his role in several foreign bribery schemes.
15 December 2021
The UK’s National Crime Agency has served PetroSaudi’s lawyers with an arrest warrant seeking around $300 million that was allegedly stolen from Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB.
29 November 2021
UK oil services company Petrofac has admitted to failing to prevent its agents and employees from paying bribes to win contracts worth billions of dollars throughout the Middle East. GIR takes a deep dive into the bribery schemes and compliance failures that led to the guilty plea.
05 October 2021
A London court has ordered oil services company Petrofac to pay £77 million after the company admitted seven counts of failing to prevent bribery between 2011 and 2017.
04 October 2021
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