GSK is facing corruption related investigations from a number countries over its business practices in China and Syria.
Mohamed bin Issa al-Jaber dropped his petition against White & Case, Barclays and Saudi Arabia in October.
GSK is also facing international investigations of its business dealings in China.
A number of businesses have faced scrutiny for their entry into the Libyan market.
Victor Dahdaleh was acquitted at trial over alleged corrupt payments to Bahrain officials after the SFO’s case fell apart.
The Wall Street Journal first published a detailed accounting of bribery allegations regarding Sweett Group in 2013.
BNP Paribas’ admission of guilt and $8.9 billion fine was first announced at the end of June.
The British company, which is already facing allegations of bribery in several countries, said it would “co-operate fully” with the SFO.
The Bahrain-owned aluminum manufacturer opposes the judge’s order for arbitration in London, where it won’t have the possibility of treble damages.
Joshua Cantor pleaded guilty to violating the FCPA in 2001.
Och-Ziff disclosed Justice Department and SEC investigations over possible foreign bribery in March.
A recent federal court decision raises concerns about the ability of companies to maintain privilege over materials generated in connection with internal investigations. The case, United States ex rel. Barko v. Halliburton Company et al., No. 1:05-CV-1276 (D.D.C. Mar. 6, 2014), involved allegations by a qui tam relator that his employer committed abuses in connection with government contracts for military support in Iraq. The relator sought to compel documents related to investigations into the same alleged misconduct performed by his employer pursuant to its Code of Business Conduct (COBC). The court ordered the company to produce the documents, reasoning they were not privileged because the investigators were not attorneys and the investigations were performed “pursuant to regulatory law and corporate policy rather than for the purpose of obtaining legal advice.” Prior to its ruling, the court inspected the requested investigation reports and deemed them “eye-openers” that revealed direct and circumstantial evidence of wrongdoing, reported to the company’s lawyers after an internal investigation.
NCR disclosed an SEC investigation into possible foreign bribery violations in the Middle East and China in 2012.
The DOJ and SEC have joined Italian and Algerian government investigations into Eni S.p.A. and a subsidiary.
The pharmaceutical company, later purchased by Grifols SA, won’t be prosecuted for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations in the U.S.
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