Work Area: Anti-bribery

Switzerland charges former Gunvor employee over Congo bribes

Swiss prosecutors have accused an ex-employee at commodities trading company Gunvor of bribing public officials in the Republic of the Congo to secure oil contracts.

27 September 2023

Lessons from Cognizant: lawyers share tips to defend internal probes

At a GIR conference in New York City, lawyers discussed how companies and defence counsel can deal with privilege and constitutional disputes that arose from a foreign bribery case against two Cognizant executives.

26 September 2023

Mexico Attorney General accuses judges of bias in Odebrecht case

A recent decision to dismiss evidence in the bribery case against the former chief executive of Mexico’s state oil company Pemex has drawn the ire of local prosecutors.

26 September 2023

Indonesia plots UK lawsuit to challenge Airbus DPA

26 September 2023

Brooklyn judge denies another motion to dismiss from Vitol trader

US District Judge Eric Vitaliano wrote that it is not duplicitous for Brooklyn prosecutors to charge Javier Aguilar with a money laundering conspiracy charge connected to a Mexican bribery scheme at the centre of a separate DOJ case in Texas.

25 September 2023

US to appeal against Fifa acquittals

Federal prosecutors say they plan to fight a Brooklyn federal judge’s decision to throw out the convictions of a former Fox executive and an Argentine sports marketing company. The ruling could disrupt the DOJ’s prosecution of several other defendants accused of taking part in the sprawling bribery scandal at Fifa.

25 September 2023

Switzerland closes portion of Glencore investigation

Switzerland received around 20% of the commodity trader’s $700 million US bribery penalty after closing two strands of an investigation into Glencore’s alleged corruption in the DRC.

25 September 2023

People News: OECD anti-bribery lead lands private practice role

In the latest roundup, the chair of the OECD’s anti-bribery group has joined a Dutch law firm and UK bank Nationwide has hired a new head of compliance.

25 September 2023

Marshall Miller: New M&A-focused compliance guidance coming soon

At a GIR conference in New York City, the second-in-command in Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco’s office teased new M&A-focused compliance guidance, discussed how the department will punish companies who break resolution agreements and provided new details on recently-announced policy regarding employee compensation.

21 September 2023

UK Supreme Court greenlights Tuna Bonds lawsuit, denying arbitration request

20 September 2023

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