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Entries in Unaoil (45)

Monday
Jul292019

Will extractive companies move away from corruption-prone intermediaries? 

Multinational companies regularly hire agents and fixers to help them win lucrative business in complex or unfamiliar environments. These intermediaries, who include both established firms and well-connected individuals, provide introductions to decision-makers, intelligence on how to secure a contract, and an on-the-ground presence in far-flung lands. Sometimes they also serve as conduits for bribes.

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Friday
Jul192019

UK Enforcement: Former Unaoil partner pleads guilty

One of four individuals charged in the UK as part of the corruption investigation into Unaoil pleaded guilty this week to conspiracy to pay bribes.

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Tuesday
Jun252019

TechnipFMC pays $296 million to settle FCPA offenses

TechnipFMC plc, an oil and gas services company headquartered in London, agreed Tuesday to pay criminal penalties of $296 million to resolve violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act in Brazil and Iraq.

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Friday
Feb222019

TechnipFMC reserves $280 million for ‘global’ bribery resolution

London-based TechnipFMC plc said in an SEC filing Wednesday that it has set aside $280 million for a settlement of bribery-related offenses with authorities in the United States, Brazil, and France.

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Thursday
Feb072019

Unaoil fallout: Petrofac exec admits sprawling Middle East bribe scheme

The former global head of sales for Petrofac International Limited pleaded guilty Wednesday to UK Bribery Act violations related to over $50 million in bribes involving projects in Iraq and Saudi Arabia. 

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Friday
Dec212018

SFO brings new charges in Unaoil investigation

A former vice president of SBM Offshore already charged with hiring Unaoil to pay bribes on behalf of SBM was hit with a new charge Thursday of helping another contractor hire Unaoil to pay bribes in Iraq.

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Tuesday
Jun262018

SFO charges Unaoil for Iraq bribes

Unaoil's lawyer Jo Rickards of Mishcon de ReyaThe UK Serious Fraud Office said Tuesday it brought criminal charges against the Monaco-based intermediary that allegedly paid bribes in Iraq to help two companies win energy-related contracts.

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Tuesday
May222018

SFO brings new charges in Unaoil investigation

The UK Serious Fraud Office said Tuesday it has brought more charges against two individuals already facing trial as part of the Unaoil investigation.

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Monday
Feb122018

Feds end FCPA investigation of Core Labs in Unaoil scandal

Amsterdam-based Core Laboratories N.V. said in a U.S. securities filing Monday that the DOJ and SEC have both closed investigations into the company's dealings with Unaoil and won't bring any enforcement action.

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Thursday
Jan112018

Corporate investigations list includes 28 companies from the oil and gas industry

Companies from the oil and gas industry have disclosed 28 open and ongoing FCPA-related investigations.

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Thursday
Nov302017

SFO charges former SBM execs for Iraq bribes

The UK Serious Fraud Office charged two former executives of Dutch oil services firm SBM Offshore NV for allegedly funneling bribes to officials in Iraq through intermediary Unaoil.

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Wednesday
Nov292017

SBM Offshore pays $238 million to settle FCPA violations

Dutch oil services company SBM Offshore NV agreed Wednesday to pay a criminal penalty of $238 million to resolve FCPA offenses in Brazil, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Kazakhstan, and Iraq.

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