Region: Switzerland

Swiss law makes foreign penalties tax deductible in “exceptional cases”

Featured in Investigator’s Guide to Switzerland

Experts say the deductions will apply only when companies can prove that the foreign penalty clearly does not serve the interests of justice.

12 November 2020

Plea deal shows how SBM Offshore ex-CEO dodged prison in Switzerland

Featured in Investigator’s Guide to Switzerland

The former CEO of Dutch oil services company SBM Offshore admitted to overseeing close to $7 million in bribes paid to Angolan public officials during his time in charge and agreed to provide evidence against co-defendants.

10 November 2020

Former Raiffeisen CEO charged over purchase of fintech companies

10 November 2020

Counsel Watch: the lawyers behind the Goldman Sachs settlement

In the latest counsel watch, the lawyers who ushered Goldman Sachs to its historic 1MDB settlement and an ex-head of FARA enforcement at the DOJ registers as a foreign agent.

23 October 2020

Finma reduces BSI disgorgement figure in 1MDB case

22 October 2020

Sons of French former PM investigated over hidden Swiss funds

16 October 2020

Transparency International: foreign bribery enforcement in decline since 2018

13 October 2020

Geneva’s attorney general applies to succeed Lauber

05 October 2020

Infantino asks Swiss special prosecutor to clarify investigation against him

29 September 2020

People News: Dutch ex-government investigator moves to compliance consultancy

In the latest people news roundup, a former project leader at a Dutch financial crime agency who took part in investigations into SBM Offshore, ING, and more has moved to a Dutch compliance consultancy and Zurich Insurance Group appoints a new general counsel.

22 September 2020

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