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
Italian oil giant Eni S.p.A agreed Friday to settle FCPA offenses related to its subsidiary’s use of a “wholly unequipped” intermediary to win government oil contracts in Algeria.… 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
Unaoil said in a statement Tuesday that it has instructed its lawyers to start legal action against Fairfax Media and its partners for “malicious and damaging allegations negligently published” by them.… Continue Reading
An Algeria criminal court sentenced six people to jail and sanctioned two companies for corruption connected to contracts with state-owned energy firm Sonatrach.
The defendants were charged with corruption offenses ranging from embezzling public funds and money laundering to inflating the price of contracts and accepting bribes.… 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
Italian oil and gas services firm Saipem confirmed that Milan prosecutors are looking into alleged corruption tied to a 2011 contract awarded by Brazil’s Petrobras.
Prosecutors are investigating a contract awarded by state owned Petrobras to Saipem SA (France) and Saipem Do Brasil in 2011.… 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
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
Italian state-owned oil giant Eni SpA said a forensic audit proved the company didn’t pay any bribes in Algeria.
Italian and Algerian government investigators have been examining allegations that officials from Saipem SpA, owned 43% by Eni, paid bribes for contracts in Algeria worth billions of dollars.… Continue Reading
Italian oil and gas services company Saipem is beefing up compliance by creating a new senior management position, the board of directors said last week.
Alberto Chiarini has been appointed Chief Financial and Compliance Officer.… Continue Reading