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UK SFO facing judicial review on the question of its powers to demand overseas data
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 18 2018

The Serious Fraud Office is facing another judicial review of its actionsthis time by US engineering and construction company, KBR Inc. KBR

SEC enforcement actions under exchange act rule 21F-17
  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
  • USA
  • September 29 2017

Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Rule 21F-17(a) prohibits “any action to impede an individual from communicating directly with the

Halliburton Agrees to Settle FCPA Claim for $29 Million in Disgorgement and Penalties
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • July 28 2017

Halliburton Company recently settled allegations that the company improperly steered business to the friend of an Angolan official in exchange for

Mobility clauses in employment contracts Reasonableness is key
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • June 29 2017

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), in the case of Kellogg Brown & Root (UK) Ltd. v (1) Fitton and (2) Ewer, examined in detail reliance by an

Vavra Decision Highlights Avenues for Potential Anti-Kickback Act Liability
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2017

On February 3, 2017, the Fifth Circuit decided US ex rel Vavra v. Kellogg Brown & Root, No. 15-41623, 2017 WL 473873 (5th Cir. 2017), determining that

DC Circuit Enforces Escobar’s Materiality Requirement
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • February 23 2017

This week, the D.C. Circuit added to the post-Escobar, materiality jurisprudence with its opinion in United States ex rel. McBride v. Halliburton Co

The Most Important Government Contract Disputes Cases of 2016
  • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2017

In 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued two important decisions that will have a significant impact on the law of Government

Employee’s Acceptance of Gratuities Subjects Company to Heightened Liability Under Anti-Kickback Act
  • Crowell & Moring LLP
  • USA
  • February 7 2017

In United States ex rel. Vavra v. Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc. (Feb. 3, 2017), the Fifth Circuit held that under Section 8706(a)(1) of the Anti-Kickback

Mobility clause can avoid a redundancy situation but must still be exercised fairly
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BLP)
  • United Kingdom
  • January 23 2017

The EAT has confirmed that an employer can rely on an express contractual mobility clause to move an employee to a different workplace rather

Refusing to budge - dismissals for failure to comply with mobility clause after workplace closure were not for redundancy
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • January 16 2017

The claimants in Kellogg Brown & Root (UK) Ltd v Fitton worked at the employer's site in Greenford in north-west London. That site was closed and