During the second calendar quarter — amid the Covid-19 lockdown — there were two corporate FCPA enforcement actions. For comparison, during the second calendar quarter last year, there were three corporate FCPA enforcement actions, and during Q2 2018, there were five corporate FCPA enforcement actions.… Continue Reading
Four months ago the ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management Systems document was published, and companies were finally able to have their anti-bribery program certified to an international standard. Since then we’ve repeatedly heard the same myths about the Standard.… Continue Reading
The law firm at the center of the Panama Papers leak may have helped facilitate an alleged multi-million corruption scheme tied to Sonatrach contracts won by Saipem.
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists said Mossack Fonesca helped Farid Bedjaoui create a Swiss bank account that was used to purchase “shelf” companies in the Caribbean. … Continue Reading
A judge in Milan ordered Italian oil and gas services firm Saipem to go on trial for alleged bribery in Algeria.
Prosecutors said the company bribed Algeria officials to win work from state-owned energy firm Sonatrach.… Continue Reading
A corruption trial involving former executives at Algeria’s state-owned oil company Sonatrach was adjourned Sunday shortly after it began when witnesses failed to appear.
The trial was postponed until next month at the request of defense attorneys after several witnesses were no shows.… Continue Reading
Italian prosecutors investigating state-owned oil giant Eni SpA over a Nigeria oilfield deal three years ago believe half of the $1.1 billion that Eni paid went as bribes to government officials or to intermediaries with close ties to them.… Continue Reading
The CEO of Italy’s biggest oil company, Claudio Descalzi, is under investigation by Milan prosecutors for alleged corruption tied to the company’s 2011 acquisition of a Nigerian deepwater offshore block for $1.09 billion.… Continue Reading
The CEO of Italian energy giant Eni, Paolo Scaroni, was sentenced to three years in prison Monday over inadequate environmental standards at a power plant when he was CEO at Italian utility Enel.… Continue Reading