A former real estate broker was sentenced to six months in prison Thursday for trying to bribe a Middle Eastern official to finance the sale of a high-rise building complex in Vietnam.… Continue Reading
The Securities and Exchange Commission awarded $39 million to one whistleblower Thursday and $15 million to another in the same case for information that helped the agency “bring an important enforcement action.”
The $39 million award is the second-biggest payout under the SEC whistleblower program.… Continue Reading
The UK Court of Appeal on Wednesday overturned a lower court’s ruling and restored the attorney-client privilege to protect internal investigations from discovery by the Serious Fraud Office.
In a case involving London-listed Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC), the appellate court said those who retain counsel “to investigate the circumstances of an alleged offense” shouldn’t be “denied the benefit of litigation privilege.”
The ruling reversed a High Court decision in May 2017 that interview notes created during an internal investigation weren’t protected by the legal professional privilege.… Continue Reading
The International Center for Collective Action (ICCA) at the Basel Institute on Governance will hold its 3rd Anti-Corruption Collective Action Conference on November 14 – 15, 2018 in Basel, Switzerland.… Continue Reading