There are commonalities across the sanction regimes of multilateral development banks (MDB). All have clearly articulated prohibited practices, investigation and sanction procedures, often including an array of possible sanctions and appeals process.
Entries in debarment (43)
The World Bank Group debarred Minh Anh Construction Joint Stock Company for misrepresenting facts during a project bid in Vietnam.
The World Bank and other multilateral development banks (MDBs) fund more than $117 billion in projects each year. While not regulators, they have unique powers to investigate and punish companies for misconduct, like fraud and corruption, in the projects they finance.
The World Bank Group Tuesday debarred AC Boilers SpA and two affiliates for nine months for violating integrity guidelines during bids in Egypt.
The African Development Bank Group said Wednesday it reached a settlement with Hitachi Ltd. that includes a one-year debarment for sanctionable practices by Hitachi subsidiaries on an AfDB-financed power project in South Africa.
News leaked a couple of years ago that China was promoting establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. The AIIB will compete for project funding against the IMF, World Bank, and Asia Development Bank, all seen as being under the thumb of the U.S., Europe, and Japan.
Yesterday, my FCPA Blog colleague, Dick Cassin, posted Memo to law schools: The world needs compliance officers, in which he implored law schools to train J.D. candidates in compliance. He also noted that while a few schools teach the FCPA and white collar courses, compliance is not taught in law schools.
Snamprogetti Netherlands B.V. agreed to pay the Africa Development Bank $5.7 million in penalties for bribery related to contracts for liquefied natural gas production plants on Bonny Island, Nigeria.
A Singapore citizen formerly employed by Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA) pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States for his role in a scheme to overbill the U.S. Navy for husbanding services.