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A view from the least corrupt country in the world: do we care too much about the perception of corruption?

A view from the least corrupt country in the world: do we care too much about the perception of corruption?

March 30, 2020, GIR

Despite finishing top of Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index, New Zealand’s anti-corruption laws are outdated, porous and rarely enforced, writes Meredith Connell’s William Fotherby and Stephen Rankin.

World Bank official joins Zimmer Biomet

World Bank official joins Zimmer Biomet

March 27, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

Mara Senn will work as a senior counsel in the medical device company’s global compliance investigations unit.

Airbus quickly pays blockbuster bribery penalty

Airbus quickly pays blockbuster bribery penalty

March 27, 2020, GIR

“The speed with which Airbus was able to pay the fine raises real questions about whether the global DPA has really impacted the company’s bottom line,” said an anti-corruption campaigner.

Dechert accuses ENRC of a “flawed” approach to privilege

Dechert accuses ENRC of a “flawed” approach to privilege

March 27, 2020, GIR

Dechert has accused Kazakh mining company ENRC of committing “myriad errors” when redacting documents in a legal malpractice lawsuit.

Judge won’t release Och-Ziff exec over coronavirus concerns

Judge won’t release Och-Ziff exec over coronavirus concerns

March 27, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

“A federal prison with large groups of men living in close quarters, with no room for social distancing... is a perfect setting for serious health consequences for the inmates,” a former Och-Ziff executive said in his bid for early release. The federal court was unconvinced.

EU anti-fraud agency targets Dutch salvage company

EU anti-fraud agency targets Dutch salvage company

March 26, 2020, GIR

OLAF has accused a Dutch salvage company of committing fraud on an EU-funded project to clear shipwrecks from the Mauritanian coast.

In memoriam: Stanley Sporkin, FCPA pioneer

In memoriam: Stanley Sporkin, FCPA pioneer

March 26, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

Lawyers pay tribute to former SEC enforcement chief Stanley Sporkin, a luminary at the regulator who helped develop the FCPA.

US court to consider beefed up Cuban trafficking lawsuit against Amazon

US court to consider beefed up Cuban trafficking lawsuit against Amazon

March 26, 2020, JUST SANCTIONS

A US citizen suing Amazon for taking advantage of land confiscated by the Cuban government has submitted extra evidence in a push to revive his lawsuit against the online retailer.

DOJ unleashes more Venezuela charges: “We’re just getting started”

DOJ unleashes more Venezuela charges: “We’re just getting started”

March 26, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

As well as announcing drug-trafficking charges against Venezuela’s president, the DOJ also continued to unveil a sprawling corruption scheme in the South American country.

Allen & Overy makes big market move with double Orrick hire

Allen & Overy makes big market move with double Orrick hire

March 25, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

Allen & Overy’s US senior partner says the firm hired former DOJ prosecutors Jonathan Lopez and Billy Jacobson in Washington, DC because of Main Justice’s increasingly important role in corporate crime enforcement.