Middle East
By Stephen Dockery | April 11th, 2014

The DOJ and SEC have joined Italian and Algerian government investigations into Eni S.p.A. and a subsidiary.

By Stephen Dockery | April 8th, 2014

The pharmaceutical company, later purchased by Grifols SA, won’t be prosecuted for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations in the U.S.

By Wall Street Journal | April 7th, 2014

The pharmaceutical company is also under investigation by Chinese authorities over alleged corruption.

By Stephen Dockery | March 17th, 2014

Prosecutors allege that kickbacks paid to Asem Elgawhary for preferential treatment in contracting bids were routed from power generation companies through Germany and Italy into bank accounts in Switzerland and Saudi Arabia.

By Stephen Dockery | March 13th, 2014

Total settled FCPA allegations over business deals in Iran with U.S. authorities in May of last year.

By Stephen Dockery | March 11th, 2014

Counsel for former Bechtel Corp. executive Asem Elgawhary expects a voluminous government discovery and an overseas investigation.

By Mary Jacoby | February 25th, 2014

In this unusual Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prosecution, Asem Elgawhary – who headed a joint venture with Egypt’s state-owned electricity company — is accused not of giving the bribes, but taking them.

By Arnold & Porter LLP | February 20th, 2014

Alcoa Inc.’s recent Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) settlement, totaling US$384 million in penalties, forfeitures, and disgorgement, is the fifth largest FCPA case to date. Following recent actions against parent companies Ralph Lauren Corporation (RLC) and Oracle Corporation (Oracle) based on conduct by their subsidiaries, the Alcoa case reflects another expansive theory under which the SEC is holding responsible parent corporations for the conduct of their subsidiaries.

By Stephen Dockery | February 24th, 2014

Innospec Inc. settled with the Virginia-based chemical and fuel additive company in 2011 over claims that Innospec bribes kept them out of the Iraqi market.

By Stephen Dockery | January 31st, 2014

The Libyan Investment Authority lost nearly $1.3 billion with the Wall Street investment bank and has filed suit in London to recoup it.

By Stephen Dockery | January 30th, 2014

Iraq’s claims against dozens of companies over violations of the oil-for-food program was dismissed in February.

By Jeffrey Benzing | January 10th, 2014

The minimum fine was $446 million under the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines.

By Jeffrey Benzing | January 9th, 2014

Former American Bank Note Holographics Inc. President Joshua Cantor’s co-conspirator, convicted separately of accounting fraud, was sentenced to time-served last year after a decade’s delay.

By Douglas Gillison | November 5th, 2013

The oil services firm’s long-running negotiation with U.S. authorities had already reached a resolution on separate allegations of sanctions violations.

By Katy O'Donnell | September 16th, 2013

A UK regulator determined that Barclays “acted recklessly” by failing to fully disclose payments it made to Middle Eastern investors in June and October 2008.

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