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On October 2, 2014, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois announced the indictment of Michael Coscia, the owner of Panther Energy Trading (“Panther”), for six counts of commodities fraud and six counts of...more
In a judgment delivered on 24 September 2014, the Supreme Court of India cancelled 214 coal block allocations that had been in place since 1993. Out of the 214 cancelled allotments, 42 coal blocks with end-use plants that...more
Welcome to the September 2014 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
This month on the anticorruption front, a Chinese branch of a multinational pharmaceutical company receives a...more
The Department of Energy and Climate Change published a Consultation on 6 August 2014 seeking views on its proposals to introduce new criminal offences for insider dealing in and the manipulation of the wholesale energy...more
Welcome to the August 2014 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
This month on the anticorruption front, the former CEO of an aviation company pleads guilty to participating in an...more
A Venezuelan company, Derwick Associates (Derwick), are under investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Manhattan District Attorney’s office. Derwick was reported to have been “awarded hundreds of millions of...more
Today is the anniversary of an event that can truly be said to have changed the world; although certainly not in the manner intended by its planners, sponsors or participants. Today is the anniversary of the 1972 Watergate...more
In This Issue:
- Quote of the Week
- U.S.-China Relations
- China News
- Energy & Environment and Trade
- Excerpt from U.S.-China Relations:
China to Participate in RIMPAC for First Time -
This morning, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that a grand jury in the Western District of Pennsylvania has indicted five Chinese military officials on charges of computer hacking, economic espionage, and...more
Last week new FCPA Chief Patrick Stokes announced that the prosecution of individuals would be a priority. This point has become a recurring theme not just in FCPA cases where the international nature of the actions can pose...more
With the continued ongoing work to exploit the discoveries in the Lula (Tupi) field and the recently announced 2013 subsalt strike in the Campos and Santos basins off Brazil's southern coast, oil and gas exploration and...more
As 2013 drew to a close, a potentially groundbreaking agreement was reached with Iran regarding its nuclear program, leading to much speculation about how certain sanctions might be suspended, and under what conditions. While...more
The recent headlines on China's expanding anti-corruption investigation and enforcement action is a significant event in global anti-corruption enforcement. For companies operating in China, the risks have now increased...more
On November 26, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission announced an agreement with three subsidiaries of Swiss oil services company Weatherford International Ltd. to settle Foreign Corrupt...more
On December 10, the DOJ announced that a German engineering and services company agreed to resolve charges that it violated the FCPA by bribing government officials of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to obtain and retain...more
The UK’s Serious Fraud Office has made clear that its anti-bribery investigations are focussed on two industries in particular: construction and energy. Construction firms especially are under-prepared for the risks which...more
On October 15, the DOJ filed an indictment against a Swiss national and former executive at Maxwell Technologies—a U.S.-based energy storage and power-delivery company—for alleged violations of the FCPA. The DOJ claims that...more
The Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) brought fraud related charges against three directors and one employee of Sustainable AgroEnergy plc (“SAE”), a subsidiary of Sustainable Growth Group (“SSG”) on 14 August 2013, as part of a...more
As most readers of this blog know, I am a recovering trial lawyer. I almost always acted as defense counsel for corporations in my trial lawyer career....more
77 years – that is how long Great Britain went without a native son winning the Men’s Singles title at Wimbledon....more
Welcome to the June 2013 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. In this month’s edition, a French energy giant agrees to one of the most expensive Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)...more
On June 19, 2013, Bill S-14: The Fighting Foreign Corruption Act, received Royal Assent, thereby bringing into force the most significant changes to Canada’s anti-corruption legislation, the Corruption of Foreign Public...more
After years of litigation and twists and turns, Mr. Bourke finally entered jail to serve his one year and one day sentence. ...more
On May 29, the DOJ and the SEC announced that a French oil and gas company will pay nearly $400 million to resolve allegations that the company made illegal payments through third parties to an Iranian official in exchange...more
Today I finalize my review of the Total SA (Total) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement action....more
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