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Entries in Serious Fraud Office (230)

Monday
Apr242017

Rahul Rose on Unaoil: But are agents immune from prosecution?

There's a growing sense that agents and intermediaries that facilitate corrupt deals are immune from prosecution in the UK.

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Wednesday
Apr192017

Rahul Rose: A flurry of failed judicial reviews against the SFO

Buried deep within the judgment rejecting Unaoil’s judicial review that I talked about in the prior post, Lord Justice Gross makes a very important point, namely that such challenges to Serious Fraud Office investigations should be “very rare."

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Monday
Apr172017

Rahul Rose on the SFO: What's really behind Unaoil's failed judicial review?  

On March 29, two senior UK judges dismissed an attempt by Unaoil to challenge an SFO investigation into allegations that the company paid bribes around the world. It is the latest in a fast-growing list of failed judicial reviews against the SFO brought on shaky legal grounds.

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Friday
Mar312017

Bill Waite: The SFO ain’t broke, so don’t fix it…

During parliamentary questions in December 2016, Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, announced that “The Cabinet Office will look at the UK’s response to economic crime more broadly” including the role and effectiveness of the Serious Fraud Office.

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Wednesday
Mar292017

UK High Court upholds SFO in search against Unaoil

A court in London Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit by Unaoil and its controlling family to quash the fruits of a search police in Monaco conducted last year at the request of the UK Serious Fraud Office.

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Friday
Mar172017

French authorities join Airbus bribery probe

Airbus Group SE said Thursday that French investigators have opened a preliminary investigation into allegations of fraud, bribery, and corruption in the company's civil aviation business.

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Friday
Feb102017

SFO investigates ABB for bribery related to Unaoil

The UK Serious Fraud Office said Friday it is investigating ABB Ltd’s United Kingdom subsidiaries, their officers, employees, and agents for suspected bribery and corruption.

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Monday
Jan162017

Rolls-Royce agrees to pay $809 million to settle bribery allegations

Rolls-Royce PLC said Monday it has reached agreements in principle with prosecutors in the UK, the United States, and Brazil to settle bribery allegations and will pay about $809 million for the global resolution.

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Thursday
Dec222016

Former Sweett Group exec jailed for destroying bribery evidence

A former construction company executive who worked in the Middle East was sentenced to prison Wednesday after a London jury convicted him of destroying evidence during an investigation into overseas bribery.

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Thursday
Dec152016

SFO ends investigation of alleged oil company bribes in Somalia

Lord Howard of Lympne, Chairman of Soma Oil & GasThe UK Serious Fraud Office said Wednesday it has closed its 18-month criminal investigation into Soma Oil & Gas and allegations of corruption in Somalia.

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Monday
Dec122016

DOJ creates new job in London at SFO, FCA

The DOJ said Friday it has created a new position for a lawyer who'll be seconded to the UK for two years to collaborate on financial fraud and foreign bribery cases.

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Wednesday
Dec072016

Bill Steinman: It's time to meet the International Foreign Bribery Taskforce

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of the International Foreign Bribery Taskforce (IFBT). Not familiar with the IFBT? It doesn’t get a lot of attention.

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