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GIR’s top stories of 2022

The GIR editorial team is taking a break from regular news briefings over the next couple of weeks. We will be back on 3 January. In the meantime, please enjoy this selection of some of our favourite and most-read stories. Happy holidays!

18 December 2022

Nigeria loses bid for victim compensation in Glencore’s UK bribery case

A London court has denied a request from the Nigerian government to receive compensation from Glencore over bribes the commodities trader has admitted paying to a state oil company.

26 October 2022

ABB hit with trade secrets theft allegations

A US technology company has accused ABB's US business of poaching an ex-chief scientist who helped the technology and robotics company steal source code from his former employer.

26 September 2022

Glencore’s US resolution delayed by monitorship, restitution issues

Federal courts in Manhattan and Connecticut have delayed Glencore’s respective sentencings linked to the US portion of the Anglo-Swiss commodity trader’s global bribery and market manipulation resolution.

02 September 2022

Jacobs Group looks to avoid supreme court battle over Australian foreign bribery fine

A legal wrangle in Australia over the size of penalties that courts can hand to companies in foreign bribery cases could be heard by the country’s highest court.

01 September 2022

Think tank: UK could outsource civil forfeiture to law firms

19 August 2022

Counsel Watch: Paul Hastings joins defence team in FARA dispute

In the latest counsel watch, a US businessman has bolstered his legal team in a civil dispute with the US Justice Department over his alleged role as a Chinese foreign agent, and Russian oligarch Peter Aven instructed a UK legal team to challenge an asset freezing order.

22 July 2022

ZTE-linked visa fraud case rocked by search warrant omission claims

A Georgia Tech professor accused of helping ZTE commit alleged visa fraud says prosecutors obtained a search warrant using the testimony of a disgruntled student who’d threatened to kill Chinese academics.

20 July 2022

Greece seeks €214 million from Novartis over bribery allegations

21 June 2022

UK court dismisses lawsuit against JPMorgan for processing alleged oilfield bribes

14 June 2022

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