Region: United Arab Emirates

Convicted former Petrofac executive ordered to forfeit annual bonuses

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

Swiss court convicts private bank over laundered 1MDB funds

Switzerland’s federal criminal court has ordered Falcon Bank to pay $11.6 million after the private lender processed funds stolen from Malaysian development fund 1MDB.

15 December 2021

Interpol elects UAE official accused of complicity in torture

25 November 2021

Bahrain compliance official: more whistleblower advocacy is needed

A senior compliance official at Bahrain’s central bank has said that regulators across the globe have “collectively failed” to encourage whistleblowers.

24 November 2021

SFO “enforcement energy” increasing in the Middle East

The UK’s anti-corruption agency is finding it easier to obtain evidence from some countries in the Middle East leading to an increased enforcement focus on the region, according to one lawyer.

23 November 2021

The Petrofac bribery schemes: where, what and how

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

Petrofac sentenced in “systemic, serious and grave” foreign bribery case

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

Former US intelligence and military operatives reach settlement over foreign hacking

15 September 2021

UAE introduces new anti-money laundering guidance

The United Arab Emirates' central bank has issued new guidance for licensed financial institutions to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism.

14 September 2021

People News: former Fifa integrity manager moves to world anti-doping body

Nicholas Raudenski, a former integrity official at football governing bodies Fifa and Uefa, has become the head of intelligence and investigations at the Lausanne-based International Testing Agency.

09 September 2021

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