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Entries in Innospec (45)

Thursday
Jan192017

Bill Waite: Rolls-Royce is the tipping point for UK anti-bribery enforcement

In December 2016, Risk Advisory hosted a dinner in Washington, DC, at which the Director of the Serious Fraud Office, David Green, kindly agreed to engage in a conversation with me.

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Friday
Dec112015

Indonesia jails two for Innospec bribery

Indonesia authorities said that as part of the global investigation into chemical maker Innospec Inc, two individuals were convicted and sentenced for bribery offenses.

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Thursday
Jul162015

SFO scorecard: 78% conviction rate, 16 new investigations, 30 defendants await trial

The UK Serious Fraud Office filed its annual report for the year ended March 31, 2015 with the government Tuesday.

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Monday
Apr202015

Is Petrobras the SEC's new Oil-for-Food scandal?

March 15, 2015 More than a million protesters demand President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment because of the corruption scandal at Brazil's state-owned oil company, Petrobras. A compliance professional and regular reader of the FCPA Blog sent a fascinating note about the multi-billion graft scandal now brewing in Brazil involving the state-owned oil giant, Petrobras.

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Tuesday
Oct212014

UK court denies damages to Innospec competitor

The danger of litigating, at least to trial, on the back of criminal conduct giving rise to guilty pleas and convictions both under the FCPA and similar English legislation was illustrated in the recent case of Jalal Bezee Mejel Al-Gaood v Innospec Ltd.

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Friday
Sep192014

UK appeals court upholds two Innospec executive convictions, reduces one sentence

The court of appeal Friday upheld UK convictions against two defendants, Dennis Kerrison and Miltiades Papachristos, in the long-running Innospec bribery case.

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Monday
Aug042014

As Innospec prosecution ends, UK jails three former execs

Four former Innospec executives were sentenced in a London court Monday for their roles in bribing officials in Indonesia and Iraq, with three of the men given prison terms, the Serious Fraud Office said.

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Tuesday
Jul082014

Who should pay for BNP's crimes?

On June 30, the Justice Department and other federal and state agencies announced the long awaited settlement in the BNP case. The bank forfeited $8.8 billion and paid fines of $140 million for the “hat-trick of sanctions violations” -- unlawfully offering the U.S. financial markets to three sanctioned countries: Sudan, Iran and Cuba.

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Thursday
Jun192014

With final two convictions, SFO closes Innospec prosecution

Two former executives of Delaware-based Innospec were found guilty Wednesday in London of bribing Indonesian officials to buy the company's gasoline additive.

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Monday
Jun162014

An Englishman asks if Judge Rakoff was right

It’s not just the language that divides us. On June 4 the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit handed down its judgment in SEC v. Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. This was not, as the citation suggests, a titanic battle fought to legal death but rather the parties coming together to challenge a federal judge’s decision not to endorse a settlement between them. The SEC and Citigroup were at one in their submissions to the appellate court.

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Friday
Jan252013

Cooperation and competition among enforcing countries

New scholarship from Elizabeth Spahn tackles the opportunities and risks behind the new trend of multi-national antibribery enforcement.

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Friday
Nov092012

'Carbon copy prosecutions' change the rules of the game

A recent University of Chicago Legal Forum article looks deep into an important new enforcement trend -- duplicative enforcement actions in multiple countries.

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