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Sierra Rutile under investigation in UK and Sierra Leone

Sierra Rutile under investigation in UK and Sierra Leone

16 August 2017

Australia-listed mining company Iluka Resources has confirmed that the UK Serious Fraud Office and Sierra Leone's Anti-Corruption Commission are investigating conduct at a miner the company bought in late 2016.

Amec Foster Wheeler lines up Linklaters in SFO investigation

Amec Foster Wheeler lines up Linklaters in SFO investigation

12 July 2017

Two Linklaters partners will represent UK-based oil company Amec Foster Wheeler in the SFO’s latest investigation into bribery allegations linked to energy services company Unaoil.

Mexico’s Attorney General (PGR)

07 July 2017

Grade: C Lawyers say that the Attorney General of Mexico (PGR) is under-resourced and over-politicised. The PGR is due to be replaced by a new agency...

The New York Attorney General (NYAG)

07 July 2017

Grade: B Lawyers say the office of the New York Attorney General (NYAG), Eric Schneiderman, continues to be an aggressive enforcer. The most commonly...

The US Department of Justice Criminal Division Fraud Section (DOJ – Fraud)

05 July 2017

Lawyers have noticed the division’s ongoing efforts to improve transparency, notably when the DOJ published guidance on internal controls. Announced without fanfare in February 2017, the eight-page blueprint reveals questions that prosecutors may ask when evaluating the strength of a company’s compliance programme.

Judge praises FBI and Harder cooperation during Ryjenko sentencing

Judge praises FBI and Harder cooperation during Ryjenko sentencing

20 June 2017

Former European development bank official Andrey Ryjenko has been sentenced to six years in jail for accepting over US$3.5 million in corrupt payments and for money laundering offences.

Trump has 'shaken' Chinese companies’ confidence in FCPA enforcement

Trump has 'shaken' Chinese companies’ confidence in FCPA enforcement

15 June 2017

Chinese companies are questioning how the US will enforce the FCPA because of President Donald Trump’s past comments on the foreign bribery law, an in-house counsel at United Technologies Corporation’s Chinese subsidiary has said.

Brazilian prosecutor-turned-lawyer under ethics investigation following J&F settlement

Brazilian prosecutor-turned-lawyer under ethics investigation following J&F settlement

09 June 2017

The Rio de Janeiro branch of Brazil’s bar association is investigating a Trench Rossi Watanabe lawyer’s role in J&F Investimentos’ leniency agreement negotiations with Brazilian authorities.

EBRD official in Harder FCPA case found guilty in London

EBRD official in Harder FCPA case found guilty in London

08 June 2017

European development bank official Andrey Ryjenko has been convicted for receiving corrupt payments and money laundering, seven years after he was arrested in London.

German prosecutors reward cooperation in Atlas foreign bribery settlement

German prosecutors reward cooperation in Atlas foreign bribery settlement

06 June 2017

Atlas Elektronik’s cooperation and new compliance programme helped the company avoid a fine in its foreign bribery settlement with German prosecutors.

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