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Search Results for: label/Shell

Texas high court: Shell FCPA report to DOJ is ‘absolutely privileged’

The Texas Supreme Court issued a long-anticipated opinion Friday in Shell Oil Co. v. Writt, holding that an internal investigation report Shell provided to the U.S. Department of Justice about potential FCPA violations is “absolutely privileged” in a defamation proceeding and cannot be used to form the basis of a defamation claim.

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Shell Discloses FCPA Investigation Related To Panalpina

In its Annual Report and Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2007, Royal Dutch Shell plc includes a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act disclosure. It relates to the Department of Justice’s ongoing investigation of Panalpina. Shell says, “In July 2007, Shell’s US subsidiary, Shell Oil, was contacted by the US Department of Justice regarding […]

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Book exposes world of anonymous shell companies

A book by Michael Findley and Daniel Nielson, Global Shell Games: Experiments in Transnational Relations, Crime and Terrorism, shows how shell companies are used to commit bribery, circumvent sanctions, launder money and evade taxes. And are available online for a few hundred bucks.
 

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End anonymous shell companies to protect national security

After several delays, the first trial of Najib Razak, the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, began on April 3rd. He is accused of plundering the Malaysian Sovereign Wealth fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), which he set up to drive the development efforts in Malaysia. This represents a stunning reversal in fortune for Najib Razak who after ruling for nearly a decade was handily defeated in the elections last year amid allegations of massive corruption.
 

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Due Diligence: Beneficial ownership in real estate transactions

In March 2019, Transparency International Canada released a comprehensive report examining the ways in which Canada’s “lack of beneficial ownership transparency” contributes to money laundering (or “snow-washing”, as it’s known up North) within the Toronto real estate market.

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Was Mt. Gox a Delaware shell game?

The fraud allegations aimed at Japan-based Mt. Gox, formerly the world’s biggest bitcoin exchange, have exposed the possible use of a shell company in Delaware in a way that law enforcement authorities have been concerned about for years.

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