Topic: International cooperation

Swedish prosecutor: no place for my personal feelings in historic war crimes trial

For the first time in Swedish legal history, authorities want to hold an oil company and its executives liable for aiding and abetting war crimes. In a complicated and emotionally charged case, lead prosecutor Henrik Attorps is clear on one thing: only the facts and the law matter.

20 October 2023

OECD foreign bribery group: Brazil must “vigorously address” independence issues

An anti-bribery group has raised concerns about possible political bias and “independence issues” in Brazil that have the potential to stymie investigations.

19 October 2023

FinCEN leader meets with Israeli financial intelligence agency chief

19 October 2023

BIS will push agents to pursue “bigger” enforcement cases

The head of the US civil export controls enforcer said the agency will start using a new internal grading system that rewards investigators who pursue cases with important implications for national security.

12 October 2023

Do it side-by-side: lessons from a joint US-Brazilian monitorship

The US monitor for Odebrecht shared his reflections on the first-ever joint monitorship between the Department of Justice and Brazilian prosecutors, and how he and his co-monitor made it work.

09 October 2023

New SFO director is “determined to increase capabilities”

The SFO’s joint head of bribery, fraud and corruption also promised “renewed attention” on issuing enforcement guidance under Nick Ephgrave’s leadership.

09 October 2023

Ex-Cognizant execs’ bribery trial pushed to February as judge retires

US District Judge Kevin McNulty tentatively pushed the trial of former Cognizant executives Gordon Coburn and Steven Schwartz back to 20 February and said it would be re-assigned to a different judge.

06 October 2023

Roger Ng to return to Malaysia

The former Goldman Sachs banker who is set to serve 10 years for his role in the globe-spanning looting of a Malaysian development fund will stand trial in his home country before serving his sentence in the US.

06 October 2023

Norwegian prosecutor: low penalties would inhibit corporate resolution tool

A Norwegian public prosecutor has said that a corporate settlement mechanism would not work effectively while Norway can only provide low penalties to companies for financial crimes.

05 October 2023

Dutch authorities drop Albemarle foreign bribery probe

Prosecutors in the Netherlands said they see “no reason to continue the investigation now that the American authorities have agreed on an appropriate settlement with the American company”.

05 October 2023

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