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Entries in Unaoil (30)

Wednesday
Jul122017

SFO joins bribery probe of Amec Foster Wheeler 

The UK Serious Fraud Office has now joined the DOJ and SEC in an investigation of possible overseas bribery by London-based Amec Foster Wheeler plc.

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Tuesday
May302017

Another UK firm discloses Unaoil probe

British oilfield services company John Wood Group plc launched an internal investigation into its dealings with Unaoil, the company said in a prospectus.

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Thursday
May252017

Petrofac suspends COO during bribe probe

Oilfield services firm Petrofac said Thursday it suspended its chief operating officer Marwan Chedid during a corruption investigation.

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Monday
May152017

Unaoil fallout: SFO confirms investigation of Petrofac

London-based Petrofac is under investigation for suspected bribery, corruption and money laundering, the UK Serious Fraud Office said Friday.

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Monday
May012017

SFO confirms investigation of KBR

The UK Serious Fraud Office confirmed that it has opened a new investigation into KBR, Inc.'s United Kingdom subsidiaries for suspected bribery and corruption.

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Tuesday
Apr252017

Resource Alert: New guidance on corruption red flags in oil, gas and mining deals 

An oil and gas or mining company can avoid all kinds of reputational and legal challenges by swearing off deals with certain corruption warning signs. This month’s developments in an evolving scandal might have Royal Dutch Shell wishing it had done so.

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Monday
Apr242017

Rahul Rose on Unaoil: But are agents immune from prosecution?

There's a growing sense that agents and intermediaries that facilitate corrupt deals are immune from prosecution in the UK.

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Wednesday
Apr192017

Rahul Rose: A flurry of failed judicial reviews against the SFO

Buried deep within the judgment rejecting Unaoil’s judicial review that I talked about in the prior post, Lord Justice Gross makes a very important point, namely that such challenges to Serious Fraud Office investigations should be “very rare."

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Monday
Apr172017

Rahul Rose on the SFO: What's really behind Unaoil's failed judicial review?  

On March 29, two senior UK judges dismissed an attempt by Unaoil to challenge an SFO investigation into allegations that the company paid bribes around the world. It is the latest in a fast-growing list of failed judicial reviews against the SFO brought on shaky legal grounds.

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Wednesday
Mar292017

UK High Court upholds SFO in search against Unaoil

A court in London Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit by Unaoil and its controlling family to quash the fruits of a search police in Monaco conducted last year at the request of the UK Serious Fraud Office.

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Friday
Feb102017

SFO investigates ABB for bribery related to Unaoil

The UK Serious Fraud Office said Friday it is investigating ABB Ltd’s United Kingdom subsidiaries, their officers, employees, and agents for suspected bribery and corruption.

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Wednesday
Aug242016

Richard Bistrong: In defense of, ahem, intermediaries

International success now depends on business leaders having "the foreign policy acumen to distinguish what they can and cannot do,” according to John Chipman, the director-general and chief executive of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

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