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Settlements

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 16 2010

On November 4, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced sweeping settlements with seven companies in the oil services industry for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (the “FCPA”

Corruption digest

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • China
  • -
  • December 9 2010

It has been reported that the head of China's main nuclear energy company was jailed for life last month for accepting £600,000 in bribes

SFO prosecution

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • October 22 2010

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) announced in a press release dated 22 September, that five men have been bailed to appear in court in November following their alleged involvement in corruption

Schlumberger Ltd

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA, Yemen
  • -
  • October 22 2010

The DOJ is investigating possible bribery in Yemen several years ago by Schlumberger Ltd., the large oil-services company that has a primary office in Houston, Texas

A different kind of Ponzi scheme

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 12 2011

In recent months the SEC has brought dozens of Ponzi scheme cases

British solicitor pleads guilty to FCPA charges

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 14 2011

British solicitor Jeffrey Tesler is the latest person to plead guilty in connection with the TSKJ consortium and the EPC contracts to build liquefied natural gas facilities on Bonny Island, Nigeria

Impact of the Bribery Act

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • July 27 2011

BHP Billiton Ltd., the world’s largest mining company, has reportedly banned the use of facilitation payments to bring it in line with the Act, which came into force on 1 July 2011

Corruption digest

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 27 2011

The Niko Resources Ltd. pleaded guilty to charges of bribing a public official in Bangladesh, under Canada's Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (“CFPOA”

The new era of FCPA enforcement

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • Global, USA
  • -
  • August 29 2011

It has been over thirty years since the U.S. became the first country to pass anti-corruption legislation known as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Corruption digest

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • -
  • Liberia
  • -
  • October 20 2011

A geographical survey has estimated that waters off Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Ghana could contain reserves of up to 3,200 million barrels of oil