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Entries in Unaoil (20)

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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Wednesday
Aug242016

Richard Bistrong: In defense of, ahem, intermediaries

International success now depends on business leaders having "the foreign policy acumen to distinguish what they can and cannot do,” according to John Chipman, the director-general and chief executive of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

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Thursday
Aug182016

Alison Taylor: Intermediaries are ‘force multipliers’ for prosecutors

A Gabonese national who was allegedly paid $3.5 million for facilitation services in Africa by hedge fund Och-Ziff was arrested this week as part of an FCPA investigation.

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Thursday
Jul212016

FCPA Today: A timeline of the Unaoil bribery investigation

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Tuesday
Jul192016

SFO announces Unaoil investigation

The UK Serious Fraud Office said Tuesday it is "conducting a criminal investigation into the activities of Unaoil, its officers, its employees and its agents in connection with suspected offenses of bribery, corruption and money laundering."

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Wednesday
Jun152016

Unaoil: We're victims of theft and extortion, suing Fairfax Media for reputational damage

Image courtesy of UnaoilUnaoil said in a statement Tuesday that it has instructed its lawyers to start legal action against Fairfax Media and its partners for "malicious and damaging allegations negligently published" by them.

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Wednesday
Jun012016

Mossack Fonseca closes in Jersey, Isle of Man and Gibraltar, cuts back in Nevada and Wyoming

The law firm at the source of the leaked Panama Papers said it's closing its offices in Jersey, Isle of Man, and Gibraltar.

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Monday
May162016

Core Labs says DOJ asks questions about Unaoil

An Amsterdam-based oil services company said in a U.S. securities filing last week the DOJ has asked it questions in connection with the Unaoil investigation.

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Wednesday
May112016

Alison Taylor: We can use stakeholder trust to measure integrity risk

The last five years have seen a dramatic shift in the transparency environment, in a trend that began with Wikileaks launching the Arab Spring, and which is now reaching fruition in the vast data leaks from Luxembourg, Unaoil and Panama. Companies can no longer reliably distribute information as they choose, or maintain control over its interpretation.

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Tuesday
May102016

Scott Shaffer: When things go wrong, your due diligence was never enough

The Unaoil scandal has again brought FCPA due diligence to the forefront. Specifically, the question asked of compliance officers is, “How much due diligence is enough?” 

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Monday
May092016

Shruti Shah on the U.S. response to the Panama Papers: A step in the right direction but more action is needed

Secretary of State John Kerry will attend the London Anti-Corruption Summit on May 12The massive leak dubbed the Panama Papers has given the UK Anti-Corruption Summit on May 12 an unexpected boost. Those coming to the summit, now including the U.S., are lining up to make announcements about the steps they are taking to tackle corruption and specifically financial secrecy.

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Tuesday
May032016

FMC Technologies discloses DOJ fallout from Unaoil

Image courtesy of FMC TechnologiesFMC Technologies received "an inquiry" from the Justice Department as part an investigation into whether services Unaoil provided to clients, including FMC, violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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