Region: United Kingdom

Steinmetz: Vale “turned a blind eye” to corruption suspicions

Israeli businessman Beny Steinmetz has told a London court that Brazilian miner Vale is not an innocent victim in their bitter legal dispute over a joint project in Guinea that collapsed amid allegations of bribery.

01 February 2022

Cohen & Gresser signs ex-SFO director

Sir David Green CB QC joins up with former SFO colleague John Gibson at his new firm. “His decision to join Cohen & Gresser is further proof of the firm’s growing strength and reputation,” global managing partner Lawrence T Gresser said.

01 February 2022

NCA must share investigation case file with Pakistan agency

27 January 2022

Autonomy founder loses bid to delay extradition decision

A UK court has given the home secretary 48 hours to decide whether to approve businessman Mike Lynch’s extradition to the US to face charges he inflated the value of his business prior to its 2011 sale to Hewlett-Packard.

26 January 2022

Steinmetz “at the heart” of mining company accused of corruption

Brazilian mining company Vale has told a London court that controversial Israeli businessman Beny Steinmetz lied that his eponymous company did not pay bribes to secure lucrative mining licences in Guinea.

26 January 2022

Danish tax authority fights to resurrect UK cum-ex lawsuit

The tax authority warned that upholding the High Court’s dismissal of the cum-ex lawsuit would make it almost impossible for overseas authorities to bring fraud claims in the UK.

25 January 2022

Outgoing UK minister: Government has delayed financial crime reforms

25 January 2022

UK, France urged to tighten up corporate liability for money laundering

The Council of Europe has said 14 countries including the UK are failing to comply with international standards for holding companies liable for money laundering.

21 January 2022

Tycoon targets investigations consultancy over alleged data violations

A Singapore resident has sued intelligence provider S-RM over its provision of reports to Morgan Stanley and other clients that allegedly contained unsubstantiated claims of corruption and fraud and may have involved illegal international data transfers.

21 January 2022

MPs rebuke law firms over “unethical” work for clients

21 January 2022

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