In the aftermath of Airbus’ $4 billion global settlement, one can’t help but wonder: What preemptive action can a company take to avoid similar entanglements? Here are the five biggest takeaways every company in any industry can benefit from.… Continue Reading
When passed in 2010, the UK Bribery Act was dubbed the “most stringent anti-corruption legislation in the world.” This was due in part to Section 7, which created an unprecedented form of vicarious liability at the time, with a potentially strong extraterritorial reach.… Continue Reading
As news of potential mishandling in the development, certification, and pilot training for Boeing’s 737 Max continues to percolate, the possibility that both the crashes of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 and Lion Air flight 307 could have been avoided looms increasingly large.… Continue Reading
Airbus Group SE, already under investigation in the UK and France for suspected corruption, said in a company release Tuesday that it found “inaccuracies in filings” made with the U.S. Department of State under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.… Continue Reading
The UK Serious Fraud Office has been investigating corruption allegations against Airbus subsidiary GPT on a Saudi contract overseen by the UK Military of Defense. The case has alarming similarities with the BAE-Al Yamamah case from a decade ago.… Continue Reading
Bill Steinman recently wrote a post for the FCPA Blog about compliance risks in offset obligations. I’d like to continue that discussion, this time with some information about international cooperation to clean up offset transactions, and how the U.S.… Continue Reading
Airbus Group SE said Thursday that French investigators have opened a preliminary investigation into allegations of fraud, bribery, and corruption in the company’s civil aviation business.
France’s financial crimes investigator — the Parquet National Financier — is investigating the same allegations already being probed by the UK Serious Fraud Office.… Continue Reading
The UK Serious Fraud Office said Monday it has opened a criminal investigation into allegations of fraud, bribery, and corruption in the civil aviation business of Airbus Group.
The SFO issued a short statement saying “the allegations relate to irregularities concerning third party consultants.”… Continue Reading
Prosecutors in Munich confirmed Wednesday that Airbus is under investigation for bribery connected with border security contracts in Romania and Saudi Arabia.
Several employees of Airbus Defence and Space, formerly EADS, are the targets of the investigation.… Continue Reading
The Financial Times reported Friday that anti-corruption groups, (Global Witness, Transparency International and Corruption Watch) had written to the Prime Minister and the Director of the Serious Fraud Office raising concerns about the integrity of the SFO’s investigation into the sale by GPT Special Project Management, an Airbus subsidiary, of communications equipment to the Saudi National Guard.… Continue Reading