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Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 29 Nov 2011

SEC Citigroup settlement is rejected by the court

“But the S.E.C., of all agencies, has a duty, inherent in its statutory mission, to see that the truth emerges; and if it fails to do so, the Court must not, in the name of deference or convenience, grant judicial enforcement to the agency’s contrivances.”


Dorsey & Whitney LLP | Liberia | 20 Oct 2011

Corruption digest

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.


Dorsey & Whitney LLP | Global | 20 Oct 2011

Corruption digest

In a recent annual review of the World Bank’s anti-graft unit’s work, it seems that many countries are failing to follow through with investigations of corrupt conduct referred to them by bank officials.


Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 4 Oct 2011

Key findings of the staff report on rating agencies

Rating agencies, officially known as nationally recognized statistical rating organizations or NRSROs, played a key role in the evolution of the market crisis.


Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 26 Sep 2011

Tone at the top, culture and the SEC

The SEC seems to be haunted by the ghosts of debacles past.


Dorsey & Whitney LLP | Cuba | 24 Jun 2011

Corruption digest

A Cuban court has convicted 15 government officials and businessmen of corruption and bribery involving the state-owned airline and tourism agency, receiving sentences ranging from three to ten years.


Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 13 Jun 2011

It is time for the SEC to follow its own advice

Sometimes the hardest thing is to follow your own advice.


Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 28 Apr 2011

The FCPA, foreign officials and state owned enterprises

Since the FCPA only applies to foreign officials, the definition of that term is critical to the application of the statute.


Dorsey & Whitney LLP | Nigeria | 22 Feb 2011


It has been reported that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ("EFCC"), the Nigerian agency charged with combating financial and economic crime, have arrested more than 12 top executives of four multinational oil firms in separate raids last month, for their alleged involvement in a bribe scandal.


Dorsey & Whitney LLP | Malawi | 22 Feb 2011


It has been reported that G-Mobile, a mobile phone licence holder in Malawi, plans to sue the country's Minister of Information, Mr Symon Vuwa Kaunda, for accusing the company of trying to bribe him.

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