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Switzerland names special prosecutor to investigate attorney general

Switzerland names special prosecutor to investigate attorney general

03 July 2020

The Swiss OAG’s disciplinary committee has appointed Stefan Keller as a special prosecutor to investigate Attorney General Michael Lauber over his alleged mishandling of the Fifa bribery probe.

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.

Alleged bribes, fake evidence and abuse of power at centre of Greek Novartis probe

Alleged bribes, fake evidence and abuse of power at centre of Greek Novartis probe

16 June 2020

An investigation into alleged bribery by Swiss life sciences company Novartis of high-level Greek politicians has been beset by disintegrating charges and allegations of falsified evidence and political interference.

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.

Oil executives await verdict in Unaoil bribery trial

Oil executives await verdict in Unaoil bribery trial

29 May 2020

The jury deciding on the fate of three former oil executives accused of paying bribes to Iraqi government officials has retired to consider its verdict.

Unaoil jury reminded that “security was a major issue”

Unaoil jury reminded that “security was a major issue”

27 May 2020

A judge has started to draw the Unaoil bribery trial to a close by reminding the jury of one of the central arguments of one of the defendants’ case.

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.

UK court halts Nigeria’s OPL 245 lawsuit against oil companies

UK court halts Nigeria’s OPL 245 lawsuit against oil companies

22 May 2020

A UK judge has denied Nigeria’s attempt to pursue oil companies Shell and Eni over alleged bribes paid to government officials to win rights to a lucrative oil field.

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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