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Entries in Unaoil (25)

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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Thursday
Aug182016

Alison Taylor: Intermediaries are ‘force multipliers’ for prosecutors

A Gabonese national who was allegedly paid $3.5 million for facilitation services in Africa by hedge fund Och-Ziff was arrested this week as part of an FCPA investigation.

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Thursday
Jul212016

FCPA Today: A timeline of the Unaoil bribery investigation

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Tuesday
Jul192016

SFO announces Unaoil investigation

The UK Serious Fraud Office said Tuesday it is "conducting a criminal investigation into the activities of Unaoil, its officers, its employees and its agents in connection with suspected offenses of bribery, corruption and money laundering."

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Wednesday
Jun152016

Unaoil: We're victims of theft and extortion, suing Fairfax Media for reputational damage

Image courtesy of UnaoilUnaoil said in a statement Tuesday that it has instructed its lawyers to start legal action against Fairfax Media and its partners for "malicious and damaging allegations negligently published" by them.

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Wednesday
Jun012016

Mossack Fonseca closes in Jersey, Isle of Man and Gibraltar, cuts back in Nevada and Wyoming

The law firm at the source of the leaked Panama Papers said it's closing its offices in Jersey, Isle of Man, and Gibraltar.

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