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Alstom-linked bribery leads to record development bank ban

Alstom-linked bribery leads to record development bank ban

28 November 2019

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development imposed its longest-ever debarment after a joint probe with the UK SFO into historic bribery at a Swedish power company.

SDNY chief blasts Halkbank's “illogical” argument

SDNY chief blasts Halkbank's “illogical” argument

27 November 2019

US prosecutors have chastised the lawyers acting for Turkish bank Halkbank over an “empty delay tactic.”

US Senator censures Treasury Department over Halkbank investigation

US Senator censures Treasury Department over Halkbank investigation

26 November 2019

A US senator has said the Treasury Department’s response to inquiries about potential political interference in a sanctions case against Turkish bank Halkbank “raises more questions than it answers.”

Ukraine introduces new whistleblower protections

Ukraine introduces new whistleblower protections

15 November 2019

Ukraine has passed “ground-breaking” legislation that significantly enhances protections and incentives for those blowing the whistle on corruption in the country.

FBI wants new unit for Brazilian evidence requests

FBI wants new unit for Brazilian evidence requests

13 November 2019

The FBI’s Brazilian office has asked the US Department of Justice for extra resources to handle requests for information from local authorities, according to a senior official.

Mexican Parliament votes to expand powers of finance ministry

Mexican Parliament votes to expand powers of finance ministry

07 November 2019

Mexico’s parliament has voted in favour of allowing the country’s finance ministry to blacklist individuals suspected of money laundering and other financial crimes.

Odebrecht-linked company charged with corruption in Spain

Odebrecht-linked company charged with corruption in Spain

31 October 2019

Spain’s National Court has approved charges against construction company FCC for alleged corruption linked to €82 million it paid as part of a series of construction projects in Panama.

Ex-Barclays execs lied to save bank from jeopardy, court hears

Ex-Barclays execs lied to save bank from jeopardy, court hears

08 October 2019

Three former Barclays executives acted dishonestly to save the UK bank from a government bailout during the 2008 financial crisis, a London court has heard.

Airbus bribery case delay could “irreparably damage” the UK’s reputation

Airbus bribery case delay could “irreparably damage” the UK’s reputation

08 October 2019

UK NGOs have urged UK Attorney General Geoffrey Cox to explain why his office is taking so long to decide whether to allow the SFO to prosecute an Airbus subsidiary over alleged bribery in Saudi Arabia.

Quebec advocates for beneficial ownership register to bolster corporate transparency

Quebec advocates for beneficial ownership register to bolster corporate transparency

04 October 2019

Quebec’s Ministry of Finance has published a consultation paper with proposals aimed at improving corporate transparency across the Canadian province.

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