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Entries in Scotland (11)


Gonzalo Zeballos: Universalism and cross-border insolvencies

The last few years have seen a decided trend toward nationalist and populist legislation and policies. Cross-border insolvency jurisprudence has not escaped this trend. Recent cases rejecting extraterritorial application of bankruptcy laws and limiting the remedies available to foreign liquidators seem to reflect an extension of this trend to insolvency jurisprudence, though this debate is not a new one.

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Martin Kenney: Scotland acts against unscrupulous formation agents and their crooked clients

The formation and use of Scottish offshore limited partnerships and companies has attracted significant criticism.

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Martin Kenney on the Panama Papers: BVI has more corporate transparency than the U.S., UK

Martin Kenney appears on CBC News on April 4In the wake of the Panama Papers revelations, the U.S. has (belatedly) announced that it will tighten checks on anonymous companies. The rules, which include requiring financial institutions to find out and keep records on the real owners behind the companies that use their services, aim to help U.S. law enforcement pierce the layers of anonymous shell companies that people can use to disguise their financial dealings around the world.

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UK Enforcement: Glasgow-based logistics company pays £2.2 million for bribery offenses

Scotland's prosecution service will recover £2.2 million ($3.1 million) under a civil settlement with a Glasgow-based company that admitted paying bribes to win and keep business.

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UK court decision: Bribery makes chief executive ‘a bad leaver’

Last month, the Scottish Court of Session Outer House delivered a decision that illustrates the pitfalls that await executive shareholders implicated in commercial bribery.

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Too much hospitality: Four jailed in Scottish construction works bribery case (Updated)

Two former employees of the Edinburgh City Council and two directors of a construction company received significant jail sentences for bribery contrary to The Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889 (the legislation that pre-dates the Bribery Act 2010).

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Parker Drilling unit settles Scotland enforcement action for Kazakhstan bribes

An oil and gas services firm based in Scotland was fined £170,000 ($267,000) after admitting that a former Kazakhstan-based employee paid bribes to win work.

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Scotland votes to keep the UK Bribery Act

A  reader this week wrote:

Dear FCPA Blog,

I am just curious if Scotland splits off from the UK what are the implications for the FCPA and the UK Bribery Act? After all, it’s not every day a new nation is formed.

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For Philip Fitzgerald, un voyage extraordinaire

Former international rugby star and current FCPA Blog contributing editor Philip Fitzgerald took the oath on January 8 to become a practicing lawyer in France.

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Wal-Mart’s Victims, Part XV: This is What I’m Talking About

The announcement could not be more timely. Yesterday, we learned that the government of Scotland has reached an agreement with the Aberdeen-based Abbot Group, setting aside £2 million of a £5.6 million bribery settlement to build rugby and soccer fields in impoverished communities.

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Abbot Group pays £5.6 million to settle foreign bribes case

An oil and gas driller based in Scotland has agreed to pay £5.6 million in a civil settlement after it self reported overseas bribes to win business.

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