At the hearing on Friday, Judge Breyer immediately expressed his disbelief at the charges, saying that the government had neither jurisdiction nor good reason to go after the alleged bribery scheme.
The life sciences research company is fighting a request from shareholders to look at documents related to alleged bribery in Russia, Vietnam and Thailand.
The newest reports on Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan and Australia are the latest of the international economic organisation’s studies of anti-bribery efforts around the globe.
The Dutch aerospace provider said U.S. District Judge Richard Leon’s refusal to approve its settlement agreement denies Fokker what it thought it was getting: a “full and final resolution.”
The most wide-ranging of the three requests looks to gain documents from investigation firms based in the United Kingdom.
The three-year agreement was extended until December after the Department of Justice asked the French telecommunications company to work for an additional six month with its corporate compliance monitor.
The report released Friday by the OECD Working Group on Bribery evaluates Greece’s progress in implementing the organization’s foreign anti-bribery convention.
The probe of Hellenic Telecommunications contracts dates to the early 1990s, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The fiber optics manufacturer is investigating potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations in Angola, Portugal, Thailand and India.
The Houston-based energy drilling services company had previously disclosed investigations into potential foreign bribery violations in Russia and Mexico.
Faced with the possibility of continuing as the lone defendant in Rio Tinto’s New York lawsuit alleging corruption in a Guinean mining deal, Vale SA has ask for court approval to seek documents surrounding alleged bribes paid by Beny Steinmetz Resources Group Ltd.
The Indianapolis-based pharmaceuticals company in December 2012 had resolved allegations from the SEC regarding conduct in Brazil, China, Poland and Russia.
Hans-Joachim Prieß, a specialist in EU public procurement law at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in Berlin, explained how under new legislation companies that “self-clean” following a foreign bribery conviction may be able to remain eligible for publicly funded contracts in the EU.
In recent years, the broad interpretation of the scope of certain laws and regulations, especially in corruption, economic sanctions and money laundering cases, has increased the number of cases in which an individual or legal entity is prosecuted and possibly sanctioned twice for the same set of facts — especially in situations in which U.S. authorities have secured an NPA, DPA or guilty plea.
British prosecutors are investigating whether subsidiaries of Alstom, the French power and transport company at the centre of an international corruption inquiry, committed offenses in Hungary, a London court heard on Wednesday.
President Barack Obama speaks at outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder's portrait unveiling ceremony.
Attorney General Eric Holder called for a lower bar to federal civil rights prosecutions in an exit interview with Politico's Mike Allen.