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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

2012: The year in declinations

Graphic reprinted with permission of Miller & Chevalier CharteredFCPA declinations — decisions not to prosecute a company after an investigation — are hard to track.

Generally the DOJ and SEC don’t reveal anything about declinations.… Continue Reading

The Last Panalpina Case?

Houston-based Schlumberger Limited still faces a DOJ investigation for bribes paid to customs officials by global logistics firm Panalpina.

In 2010, Panalpina and six of its customers made FCPA history when they simultaneously settled with the DOJ and SEC.… Continue Reading

Paper Reports Schlumberger Investigation

The DOJ is investigating potential bribery in Yemen by oil field services giant Schlumberger Ltd., according to a report today by Dionne Searcey of the Wall Street Journal.

The investigation focuses on payments to a consulting firm with ties to Yemen’s government when Schlumberger needed approval to create an oil-exploration databank there.… Continue Reading

Panalpina Expects Settlement Soon

Swiss logistics giant Panalpina said yesterday it has reserved about $110 million for an expected FCPA settlement with the Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission and a seperate antitrust resolution.… Continue Reading

Aibel Pleads Guilty

Aibel Group Ltd. of the United Kingdom pleaded guilty yesterday to violating the antibribery provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and failing to comply with the terms of its prior deferred prosecution agreement.… Continue Reading

Panalpina Quits Nigeria

Compliance concerns have forced Swiss logistics giant Panalpina to withdraw completely from the Nigerian domestic market. It said in its 2008 half-yearly report (available here) that it will sell its local operations to a Nigerian group and retain no ownership or operating interest.… Continue Reading