Topic: Extraterritoriality

Lawyers request more clarity, transparency from OFAC amid enforcement guidance revamp

The US’ civil sanctions enforcer should provide more clarity on when cases are considered egregious and provide further details on its cooperation with international partners as part of its enforcement guidance overhaul, practitioners said.

23 January 2023

Brazil boosts focus on corruption beyond its borders

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A Brazilian federal anti-corruption agency is growing its focus on bribery that occurs outside of the country but involves Brazilian companies or public officials.

20 October 2022

Former Venezuela treasurer fails to get money laundering charges thrown out

A Florida federal judge said he was not “persuaded” by a Houston federal judge's decision to dismiss separate bribery cases on jurisdictional grounds.

18 July 2022

Texas federal judge dismisses another Venezuelan bribery case on jurisdictional grounds

A Houston federal judge threw out a second case tied to the DOJ’s prosecution of a bribery scheme related to Petróleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA), Venezuela’s state oil company, on jurisdictional grounds.

12 July 2022

Swedish prosecutor: media reports contributed to new Ericsson probe

The Swedish prosecutor leading a new investigation into allegations of bribery in Iraq by telecoms company Ericsson told GIR his primary focus is determining the culpability of individuals.

25 April 2022

Sweden opens new Ericsson probe over Iraq bribery claims

21 April 2022

Swiss prosecutors open war crimes case over looted diesel shipments

Federal prosecutors in Switzerland are investigating “unknown persons” for the war crime of pillaging after receiving a complaint from an NGO.

20 April 2022

DOJ to appeal adverse FCPA jurisdictional ruling

US prosecutors said they will ask the Fifth Circuit to review whether they have jurisdiction to prosecute a Swiss asset manager accused of participating in a foreign bribery scheme.

08 December 2021

NGO appeals against dismissal of human rights lawsuit targeting tech companies

01 December 2021

Interpol elects UAE official accused of complicity in torture

25 November 2021

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