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Top Ten International Anti-Corruption Developments For July 2017
In order to provide an overview for busy in-house counsel and compliance professionals, we summarize below some of the most important international anti-corruption developments from the past month, with links to primary resources.
4 Sep 2017
A Judicial Take On SFO Investigative Powers
The High Court of Justice of England and Wales ("The High Court") recently provided a rare insight into the difficulties that companies and individuals may face when challenging the basis of a SFO...
9 May 2017
Top Ten International Anti-Corruption Developments For February 2017
In order to provide an overview for busy in-house counsel and compliance professionals, we summarize below some of the most important international anti-corruption developments...
United States
5 Apr 2017
SFO And Rolls-Royce Agree To Half Billion Pound DPA
Just over a year after the approval of the first ever Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA), Southwark Crown Court on 17 January 2017 approved a DPA proposed by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) with UK leading engineering group, Rolls-Royce.
United States
1 Feb 2017
SBM Offshore N.V. Signs Five Party $340M Leniency Agreement To Resolve Petrobras Bribery Allegations In Brazil
SBM Offshore N.V. has reached a $340M settlement with both criminal and administrative prosecutors in Brazil to resolve allegations of bribery relating to the Petrobras scandal...
United States
1 Aug 2016
Sweett Sentence Provides Guidance For DPAs
After its guilty plea to an offence under the UK Bribery Act, Sweett Group PLC was sentenced on February 19, 2016 at Southwark Crown Court, and ordered to pay a total £2.25 million penalty for the offence.
7 Mar 2016
First UK Deferred Prosecution Agreement Agreed By SFO
At a hearing on November 30, 2015, Southwark Crown Court approved the first deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) in the UK.
8 Dec 2015
Scottish Authorities Settle First Corporate Criminal Offence Under The Bribery Act
On 25 September 2015, prosecutors in Scotland announced the first application of the corporate offence of failing to prevent bribery under section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010. Due to self-reporting and extensive cooperation with the authorities, the case was settled with a civil recovery order under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and the defendant avoided a criminal prosecution.
13 Oct 2015
The American Way – DPAs Arrive In The UK
February 2014 marks an important landmark in the UK authorities’ ongoing efforts to fight corporate crime, international corruption and bribery.
13 Feb 2014
The Brazilian Clean Companies Act – What You Need To Know
2014 is set to be Brazil’s year. The FIFA World Cup is expected to bring 600,000 international visitors to 12 host cities, inject R$25 billion (£6.6 billion) into the economy and present Brazil’s vibrant culture to more than 700 million viewers worldwide. With the eyes of the world on Brazil, 2014 will also be the year that the country signals its intention to get tough on corruption; a problem which is perceived to have historically restricted economic growth and inhibited foreign investment.
11 Dec 2013
UK Bribery Act Comes To Life?
On August 14, 2013, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) charged three British nationals with offenses under the UK Bribery Act 2010.
United States
21 Aug 2013
UK Serious Fraud Office Focuses On Overseas Corruption With Rolls Royce Investigation
Aerospace and defence companies, foreign intermediaries and anti-corruption legislation are back in the spotlight.
United States
18 Dec 2012
SFO Obtains Convictions In Private Sector Oil And Gas Corruption Case
The UK Serious Fraud Office ("SFO") has recently obtained convictions against four individuals who received corrupt payments in return for the disclosure of confidential procurement information relating to the award of £66 million offshore oil and gas engineering contracts in Iran, Egypt, Russia, Singapore and Abu Dhabi.
21 Feb 2012
FSA Steps Up UK Enforcement Of Market Abuse: What "Should You" Know?
On 25 January 2012 the UK Financial Services Authority (the FSA) sent a strong message to financial markets participants by fining hedge fund manager David Einhorn and his fund, Greenlight Capital (Greenlight), with a £7.2m fine for market abuse.
6 Feb 2012
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