Andrew advises clients on contentious multi-jurisdictional regulatory issues, including regulatory investigations and prosecutions, the U.K. Bribery Act and other white collar crime matters involving global fraud and corruption.
By Benjamin A. O'Neil, Alex J. Brackett and Andrew Thornton-Dibb on Anti-Bribery and CorruptionOn September 15, 2022, GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. (GOL), Brazil’s second largest domestic airline, resolved long-running parallel investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The São Paulo-based company, whose shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange, consented to a cease-and-desist order with the SEC… Continue Reading
By Andrew Thornton-Dibb on Anti-Bribery and CorruptionWe originally wrote in 2014 about charges that had been brought in September of that year by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office against the French Multinational’s UK subsidiary, Alstom Network UK Ltd, and two former employees and British nationals for corruption offences (under pre-Bribery Act era legislation) relating to transport projects in India, Poland, and Tunisia.… Continue Reading
By Andrew Thornton-Dibb on Anti-Bribery and Corruption,ComplianceThe current UK sanctions enforcement regime is a complicated web reflecting the requirements of UN Security Council Regulations, EU Regulations, and UK Primary and Secondary Legislation. Penalties for breaches of sanctions are generally set out in the various statutory instruments that implement particular sanctions. The UK Government, through the Policing and Crime Bill that is… Continue Reading