Topic: UK Bribery Act

Glencore sentenced to pay $485 million in DOJ market manipulation case

A Connecticut  federal judge imposed terms set forth in a May 2022 plea agreement resolving DOJ allegations that the commodities trader manipulated oil prices.

23 September 2022

SFO reviews pile on the pressure

UK practitioners condemned the UK’s anti-fraud watchdog for the “basic” failures described in recent reviews of the agency and say the reports provide an urgent opportunity for learning and reflection by the SFO and the government.

28 July 2022

Report details SFO director’s “mistakes and misjudgments” on Unaoil probe 

An independent report into the Serious Fraud Office’s handling of its investigation into Monaco oil services consultancy Unaoil has laid bare the internal errors that have led to three of the four convictions secured in the case being overturned.

21 July 2022

Glencore convicted of UK bribery charges

Anglo-Swiss commodities trader Glencore pleaded guilty at a London court to paying millions of dollars in bribes to win oil contracts across West Africa.

21 June 2022

Glencore pays more than $1 billion in four-agency resolution

The Swiss commodities trader admitted paying bribes throughout Africa and South America in resolutions with four agencies in the US, UK and Brazil. Corruption probes in Switzerland and the Netherlands, however, continue.

25 May 2022

Do companies have a moral duty to self-report to the SFO?

Companies in the UK aren’t required to report their misconduct to the Serious Fraud Office, but a recent high court judgment concluded that a company has a moral obligation to do so, argue Herbert Smith Freehills partners Brian Spiro, Rob Hunt and senior associate Jessica Chappatte.

03 May 2022

Foster Wheeler statement of facts details uncovered corruption schemes

Swiss engineering company Foster Wheeler chose not to alert law enforcement agencies despite three separate internal investigations uncovering suspected bribery in Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Malaysia.

07 February 2022

Convicted former Petrofac executive ordered to forfeit annual bonuses

A former top sales executive at oil services company Petrofac must disgorge £141,000 in profits from his role in several foreign bribery schemes.

15 December 2021

The Petrofac bribery schemes: where, what and how

UK oil services company Petrofac has admitted to failing to prevent its agents and employees from paying bribes to win contracts worth billions of dollars throughout the Middle East. GIR takes a deep dive into the bribery schemes and compliance failures that led to the guilty plea.

05 October 2021

Petrofac sentenced in “systemic, serious and grave” foreign bribery case

A London court has ordered oil services company Petrofac to pay £77 million after the company admitted seven counts of failing to prevent bribery between 2011 and 2017.

04 October 2021

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