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Honduras regresses in its anti-corruption efforts

Honduras regresses in its anti-corruption efforts

01 July 2020

Experts warn that changes to Honduras’ penal code have turned back the clock on its enforcement against economic crime.

Brazil charges Dutch construction company execs in Operation Car Wash probe

Brazil charges Dutch construction company execs in Operation Car Wash probe

24 June 2020

Brazilian authorities have filed a criminal complaint against two former executives of a Dutch construction company over alleged bribes paid to officials at Transpetro, a subsidiary of state-owned oil company Petrobras.

Brazil's MPF accuses J&F of violating leniency agreement

Brazil's MPF accuses J&F of violating leniency agreement

24 June 2020

Brazilian authorities say J&F Investimentos, which owns meatpacking company JBS, has committed violations that could invalidate the terms of a $3.18 billion leniency agreement.

Counsel Watch

Counsel Watch

19 June 2020

In the latest counsel watch, Morrison & Foerster is representing a US prosecutor who is due to testify over the alleged politicisation of the US Justice Department, and Marc Mukasey at Mukasey Frenchman & Sklaroff is defending a Harvard chemistry professor accused of lying to the US government regarding his ties to China.

World Bank dings Egis subsidiary over corrupt practices

World Bank dings Egis subsidiary over corrupt practices

18 June 2020

The World Bank has sanctioned French engineering company Egis for fraud and corruption on Indian road infrastructure projects.

Brazil’s proposed compliance certification law deemed inadequate

Brazil’s proposed compliance certification law deemed inadequate

17 June 2020

A Brazilian draft bill seeking to introduce an obligatory certification for corporate compliance programmes is too vague to be effective, according to experts.

Brazilian agency targets Keppel subsidiaries in Petrobras bribery case

Brazilian agency targets Keppel subsidiaries in Petrobras bribery case

11 June 2020

Brazil’s CGU has formalised an investigation into five subsidiaries of Singaporean shipping company Keppel in a matter linked to a global bribery settlement.

France's Justice Ministry spurs on self-reporting

France's Justice Ministry spurs on self-reporting

11 June 2020

Experts say that new guidance issued by the French Ministry of Justice is a “turning point” in how French prosecutors will decide to offer deferred prosecution agreements to companies accused of financial crime.

Steinmetz targets mining companies for evidence on Guinean project

Steinmetz targets mining companies for evidence on Guinean project

26 May 2020

Israeli businessman Beny Steinmetz has turned to a New York court to access information from Vale that it says could wipe out the Brazilian miner’s claims against him.

Former SBM Offshore salesman “taken for a mug” in allegedly corrupt oil deal

Former SBM Offshore salesman “taken for a mug” in allegedly corrupt oil deal

21 May 2020

A former sales manager at Dutch oil company SBM Offshore was a mere “postman” and had no idea if any corruption was taking place during an Iraqi oil deal, his barrister has told a UK court.

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Europe, Middle East and Africa Investigations Review 2020

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