Region: United States of America

Huawei CFO discussing potential settlement with US prosecutors

04 December 2020

Vitol pays $164 million in settlement with US, Brazilian authorities

The energy trader is the first company to enter into a coordinated foreign bribery settlement that includes the CFTC.

03 December 2020

SEC official: High-pressure deals are ultimate test of compliance

Charles Cain, chief of the SEC’s FCPA unit, said that high-pressure deals are the ones that really determine how robust a company’s compliance programme is.

02 December 2020

ENRC asks to subpoena US publisher over Kleptopia book

02 December 2020

People News: former SDNY chief moves to Fried Frank

In the latest people news roundup, Manhattan’s former top federal prosecutor Geoffrey Berman has moved into private practice, while Australian casino chain Crown Resorts has hired a new compliance department head amid a money laundering investigation.

02 December 2020

US court unseals guilty plea in trading bribery case

A former official at Brazil’s state-controlled oil company Petrobras admitted to taking bribes from commodity trading companies, according to recently unsealed US court documents.

01 December 2020

Brazil sues Trafigura and top executives over Petrobras bribes

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Brazilian prosecutors allege that two current Trafigura executives, including its chief operating officer, helped bribe Petrobras officials for lower prices on foreign oil trades.

01 December 2020

Pilatus Bank targets ECB after botched sanctions case

The US indictment of Pilatus’ former head for alleged sanctions violations gave Malta the opportunity to “recklessly and wantonly” make an example of a local bank, Pilatus alleges.

01 December 2020

OECD report highlights growing risks of FCPA enforcement

Paul Hastings’ Nathaniel Edmonds and Nicola Bonucci examine the key findings from the OECD’s latest report on FCPA enforcement.

01 December 2020

Embraer’s FCPA case ends

A US federal judge has dismissed Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer’s 2016 deferred prosecution agreement after the monitorship was briefly delayed.

30 November 2020

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