Work Area: Investigations

South Korea investigates HSBC over alleged short-selling breaches

22 February 2024

Jersey to return over £2m in illicit funds to Nigeria

22 February 2024

Outgoing BIS chief counsel: AI can amplify military capabilities

Upon joining Akin’s Washington, DC, practice, Opher Shweiki discussed the United States’ efforts to make sure artificial intelligence technology doesn’t end up in the hands of foreign adversaries.

21 February 2024

Venezuelan gets six months in prison for accepting bribes in food contract scheme

A Venezuelan citizen who admitted to accepting bribes on behalf of a state governor in his home country has been ordered to serve six months in prison and pay over $6 million in forfeiture and criminal fines.

21 February 2024

SFO investigates collapsed property redeveloper

21 February 2024

Australian regulator launches new review of Star’s Sydney casino

20 February 2024

SFO case against former MOD official accused of Saudi bribery scheme is “distorted at its root”

A barrister acting for defendant Jeffrey Cook said that his client had been unfairly blamed for corrupt payments that were approved and encouraged by the UK government.

19 February 2024

Lynch demands correspondence with US prosecutors from UK fraud agency

The SFO intends to turn over some of the personal data that UK businessman Michael Lynch has sued to obtain, concerning the agency’s cooperation with a US fraud investigation.

19 February 2024

Société Générale told to strengthen transaction monitoring by BaFin

19 February 2024

Former Petrofac executives appear in court

Petrofac’s former chief operating officer and another former executive at the oil services company appeared before a London court on Monday after being charged with offering and paying over $30 million in bribes concerning contracts in the Middle East.

19 February 2024

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