Region: Sweden

Telenor chairman forced to resign over Vimpelcom bribery probe

The chairman of Norwegian telecom company Telenor, Svein Aaser, resigned on 30 October over the company’s handling of a bribery investigation into Dutch telecom business Vimpelcom, which Telenor owns a 33 per cent stake in.

02 November 2015

Former TeliaSonera CEO investigated over bribery in Uzbekistan

The former chief executive of Swedish telecommunications company TeliaSonera, Lars Nyberg, told Swedish television station SVT that he is being investigated by Swedish authorities over bribes allegedly paid to Gulnara Islam Karimov, the daughter of Uzbekistan’s president.

12 October 2015

Petrobras investigation widens to include Saipem

Italian oil company Saipem is the latest to be pulled into the Petrobras corruption scandal that has so far implicated companies around the world, such as Swedish construction company Skanska and UK engineering business Rolls-Royce.

30 July 2015

DoJ gets green light to seize US$300 million linked to FCPA probe

A US judge has granted the DoJ permission to seize US$300 million of assets linked to an alleged bribery scheme involving Russian-owned telecommunication companies VimpelCom and Russian Mobile Telesystems.

13 July 2015

DoJ targets assets across Europe in VimpelCom probe

The DoJ is seeking US$300 million in assets linked to an alleged foreign bribery scheme involving Russian-owned telecommunication companies VimpelCom and Russian Mobile Telesystems, following an investigation by US and European authorities.

01 July 2015

New bribery claims in fighter jet deal implicate Saab, BAE

A Swedish daily reports that defence company Saab may have paid bribes in a deal to sell fighter planes to South Africa in 1999.

26 June 2015

Brazil investigates Saab jet deal

A spokesperson for the Brasilia federal prosecutors' office has confirmed that it is investigating possible corruption in a Brazilian air force deal to purchase 36 fighter planes from Swedish company Saab.

13 April 2015

Skanska facing bribery allegations in Czech Republic

On Tuesday, Swedish construction company Skanska denied allegations that it paid bribes to win a contract to build a highway in the Czech Republic, according to reports.

23 March 2015

Skanska-led consortium linked to Petrobras corruption

A cooperating defendant in Operation Lava Jato has told prosecutors that a payment was made to a Petrobras official in connection with a contract awarded to a consortium led by Swedish construction business Skanska.

15 December 2014

Sweden checking on banks' internal controls

Sweden’s financial regulator is investigating whether the country’s banks have sufficient controls in place to block terrorist financing, according to reports. Finansinspektionen launched an inquiry after a series of studies highlighted weaknesses in Sweden’s banking system that make it more vulnerable to money laundering and terrorist funding.

07 November 2014

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