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BHP Billiton to pay $25 million fine on bribery charges over Beijing Olympics

Mining company BHP Billiton has agreed to pay $25 million to settle charges from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  22 May 2015

Infrastructure and energy firms focus of recent bribery prosecutions and convictions, says expert

A recent run of bribery enforcement actions in Scotland and England is a "timely reminder" to energy and infrastructure companies in particular of their legal duties, an expert has said. 20 May 2015

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  • Changes to EU debarment rules from February 2015

    The EU’s 2014 Public Procurement Directive softened the rules preventing companies from bidding for public contracts where they, or their directors, had been convicted of certain economic crimes.

  • How DPAs could affect D&O insurers

    Deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) are a way for authorities and companies to settle certain kinds of disputes involving allegations of corporate criminal misconduct. Their use could have implications for directors and officers liability (D&O) insurance....

Urgent need for more law enforcement funding as figures show falling white collar crime prosecutions, says expert

The number of people prosecuted for fraud and corruption offences fell by almost one fifth over the past four years, despite an increase in the number of tip-offs of suspected wrongdoing made to law enforcement, according to figures obtained by Pinsent Masons,... 15 May 2015

FCA: effective anti-money laundering strategies should not include 'wholesale derisking'

Banks that exclude entire categories of customer from their services because they are perceived as more likely to be involved in financial crime risk regulators questioning the effectiveness of their compliance procedures, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)... 28 Apr 2015

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