Region: United Kingdom

Ex-SBM Offshore executive accused of plotting to “interfere” with Iraq oilfield tenders

A UK prosecutor has claimed that a former SBM Offshore executive plotted to corrupt a public tender in Iraq to win a lucrative offshore construction contract for his employer.

22 January 2021

FCPA assistant chief slated for UK secondment

An assistant chief in the DOJ’s foreign bribery unit is being seconded to two UK enforcement agencies.

21 January 2021

People news: Biden taps prominent white-collar lawyers amid a rush of US lawyer moves

In the latest people news, a flurry of activity in the US with the Biden administration appointing WilmerHale, MoFo and Cooley lawyers for senior positions, several US prosecutors jumping to private practice as well as a number of lateral hires.

21 January 2021

ICO publishes SEC data sharing guidance for UK companies

20 January 2021

UK court rejects hedge fund employee’s European Arrest Warrant challenge

The court described the defendant’s challenge as “so hopeless that it is not properly arguable”, but experts say the case provides clarity on the UK’s post-Brexit extradition arrangement.

20 January 2021

Former SBM Offshore exec accused of conspiring to pay bribes for Iraqi oil contracts

A former SBM Offshore sales manager took part in a plot to bribe Iraqi officials as the country struggled to revive its “dilapidated” oil industry, the UK’s anti-fraud agency has alleged in a London court.

20 January 2021

Immunocore reveals internal investigation in IPO filing

19 January 2021

Hedge fund employee cites Brexit in extradition battle

An employee of London-based hedge fund Duet Group has argued that he cannot be extradited to Germany in connection with allegations of tax fraud as the European Arrest Warrant issued against him is no longer valid.

15 January 2021

SFO drops BAT corruption probe

The UK anti-fraud agency has closed an investigation into British American Tobacco without taking action against the company.

15 January 2021

Ex-Petrofac executive pleads guilty to more bribery charges

Petrofac’s former global head of sales, David Lufkin, has admitted to paying bribes to help the London-headquartered oil and gas exploration company win construction contracts in the United Arab Emirates.

15 January 2021

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