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Dutch parliamentary probe to clarify role of law firms in criminal investigations

Dutch parliamentary probe to clarify role of law firms in criminal investigations

22 July 2020

Two Dutch MPs proposed the review as part of their ongoing effort to challenge plans to expand the role of private law firms in fraud and corruption investigations – an approach that looks to follow established working practice in the US.

Iraqi official faced “risk of immediate death” for helping Unaoil secure oil deal

Iraqi official faced “risk of immediate death” for helping Unaoil secure oil deal

19 May 2020

An alleged perpetrator of an Iraqi bribery scheme acted with secrecy to ensure the safety of an official in war-torn Iraq rather than to conceal any corruption, a court has heard.

Former SBM Offshore exec knew nothing of Unaoil’s inside man

Former SBM Offshore exec knew nothing of Unaoil’s inside man

17 March 2020

A former sales manager at Dutch company SBM Offshore told a London court he worked for a “bona fide” company on Tuesday in the last hearing in the case for now. The trial linked to an Iraqi oil project has been adjourned for at least two weeks as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Unaoil paid $6 million in bribes to profit from Iraq oil project, court hears

Unaoil paid $6 million in bribes to profit from Iraq oil project, court hears

23 January 2020

Former Unaoil and SBM Offshore executives corrupted a competitive tender process for $800 million in contracts that were part of an effort to resurrect Iraq’s oil industry, a prosecutor has said.

Brazil closes SBM Offshore bribery case

Brazil closes SBM Offshore bribery case

09 October 2019

Brazil’s Supreme Court has formally closed the MPF’s long-running bribery investigation into Dutch oil company SBM Offshore.

SBM Offshore fined over internal investigation

SBM Offshore fined over internal investigation

29 March 2019

Dutch oil services company SBM Offshore has been fined €2 million in the Netherlands for not publicly reporting details of its investigation into foreign bribery on time.

SBM can settle Brazil allegations for US$340 million

SBM can settle Brazil allegations for US$340 million

04 December 2017

Brazilian authorities appear to have settled on the sum SBM Offshore must pay to conclude a long-running bribery investigation, but remain divided on the non-financial terms of the agreement.

Argentina will need legal workaround to settle with Odebrecht

Argentina will need legal workaround to settle with Odebrecht

13 April 2017

As Argentina inches closer to introducing corporate criminal liability for bribery offences, lawyers say prosecutors will need to apply some creative thinking if they want to settle one of the country's most high-profile corruption scandals.

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