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People News: US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York to join Main Justice

People News: US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York to join Main Justice

07 July 2020

Brooklyn US Attorney Richard Donoghue is set to join Main Justice and firms including Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft, Jones Day and Kirkland & Ellis added new partners to their respective investigations practices.

FRC closes Tesco accounting fraud investigation without action

FRC closes Tesco accounting fraud investigation without action

08 June 2020

The UK’s accounting regulator has ended its investigation into an undisclosed number of accountants at Tesco over their role in a £263 million profit overstatement that the British retailer disclosed in 2014.

People news: Former UN ambassador joins Jenner & Block

People news: Former UN ambassador joins Jenner & Block

05 June 2020

In the latest people news roundup, a former US ambassador to the United Nations has switched firms in Washington, DC, and the SFO has appointed the former director of the Attorney General’s Office as its chief capability officer.

SFO rejigs resource allocation to improve efficiency

SFO rejigs resource allocation to improve efficiency

03 June 2020

The UK Serious Fraud Office has said it has made changes to the way it allocates resources following criticism from a review body about the pace of its investigations.

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.

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.

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.

Conduct of Unaoil’s inside-man “stinks of corruption”

Conduct of Unaoil’s inside-man “stinks of corruption”

18 May 2020

An Iraqi oil official must have been a corrupt insider rather than a lobbyist helping Monaco-based Unaoil secure $800 million worth of contracts for a client, a court has heard.

SFO focuses on ex-Unaoil executive’s Dubai meeting in bribery trial

SFO focuses on ex-Unaoil executive’s Dubai meeting in bribery trial

15 May 2020

A former executive at Monaco-based oil consultancy Unaoil attended a meeting in Dubai to discuss plans to bribe an Iraqi official for information on construction tenders, the SFO has claimed in an ongoing bribery trial.

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Europe, Middle East and Africa Investigations Review 2020

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Anti-Money Laundering Trends and Challenges

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