Topic: International cooperation

OECD warns Switzerland over failure to enact whistleblower protections

20 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

German prosecutors investigate Hyundai and Kia over emissions cheating devices

Featured in Investigator's Guide to Germany

Law enforcement agencies in Germany and Luxembourg have searched the premises of two South Korean car companies over their alleged use of emissions cheating devices.

29 June 2022

AUSTRAC establishes Russian sanctions team

27 June 2022

Immunity deal for yacht company reveals US strategy for oligarch probes

Featured in Investigator's Guide to Russia

Former federal prosecutors believe the DOJ’s decision to trade immunity for information about a yacht’s oligarch owner is a warning shot for the yacht building industry and other sectors that serve the super-rich.

24 June 2022

FATF limits Russia’s role in AML organisation

20 June 2022

Ukrainian anti-corruption agency on war footing

Ukraine’s National Agency on Corruption Prevention has shifted its focus to confiscating the assets of pro-Kremlin businesses and oligarchs following the Russian invasion, an official has revealed.

15 June 2022

French officials reveal pain of gathering evidence abroad

France’s financial crimes prosecutor is struggling to obtain evidence from certain overseas jurisdictions, despite the agency’s efforts to improve cooperation with foreign prosecutors.

14 June 2022

Switzerland will seek to impose usage terms on returned Ukrainian assets

Some $100 million in frozen funds allegedly stolen from Ukraine and subject to a forfeiture attempt in Switzerland will only be returned if Ukraine spends them on projects that “improve the living conditions of the population”, Swiss officials said.

10 June 2022

Following Gupta arrests, lawyers warn of long journey to come

South African lawyers say the arrests of the Gupta brothers in Dubai on Monday are a real “milestone” but warned that it could take years for the pair to face trial over their alleged role in widespread corruption in South Africa.

09 June 2022

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