The Republic of Mozambique and the $2 billion tuna bond scandal
Peters & Peters acts for the Republic of Mozambique in US$2 billion Commercial Court proceedings against Credit Suisse, Abu Dhabi-based shipbuilder Privinvest, its CEO Iskandar Safa and certain former Credit Suisse employees, arising from what the Republic alleges is a massive fraud known as the “hidden debts” scandal. The Republic is also a defendant to […]
Advising corporate client on sanctions issues following change in corporate ownership
The Company self-initiated an internal investigation for potential breaches of sanctions and export controls in both the United States and the United Kingdom, as a result of the discovery that there had been indirect supplies of its products to Iran, Syria and Sudan. The Company’s predecessors had undergone a number of significant corporate changes, resulting […]
Representation of conglomerate in relation to international corruption investigation
Peters & Peters represented a conglomerate following the execution in 2010 of multiple search warrants by the SFO. The SFO investigation arose as a result of, and in conjunction with, worldwide enquiries, investigations and prosecutions. The conglomerate, its agents, officers and employees were suspected of making corrupt payments to foreign public officials over a number […]
Acquittal secured in SFO overseas bribery case
Peters and Peters acted for the former financial controller of an international group of companies servicing the oil and gas sectors, in a prosecution brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). The allegations were that the defendants (four in total) conspired with each other and with a Nigerian tax consultant to make corrupt payments to […]
Representation of former CEO of large Nigerian bank in £800 million fraud proceedings
The firm represented Dr Erastus Akingbola, previously CEO of one of Nigeria’s largest banks, in £800 million proceedings in London, which were instigated by the client’s former employer. The case involved a worldwide freezing order, issues of domestic and Nigerian law and parallel criminal proceedings in Nigeria. The reported judgments are available here: http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Comm/2011/605.html http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Comm/2012/2148.html
Advising a multi-national corporation on bribery and corruption issues
Peters & Peters acted for a global consumer goods company in relation to possible bribery and corruption / compliance issues arising out of a local entity’s operations in North Africa, advising the parent company on potential corporate criminal liability under the Bribery Act 2010.
Sanctions compliance programme for multi-national corporation operating in countries subject to stringent regimes
The firm advised a multi-national corporation on creating a sanctions compliance programme tailored the particular demands of its business, which operates in 120 countries worldwide, including those subject to sanctions regimes and trade embargoes. This involved reviewing the company’s existing procedures, interviewing over 50 employees to identify risks, devising a global sanctions policy and, finally, […]
Firm coordinates defence of Egyptian businessman in Swiss money laundering investigation
Peters & Peters is acting for one of the wealthiest individuals in the world in relation to a money laundering investigation in Switzerland, which arises from the client’s prosecution for corruption in Egypt. The client’s assets were frozen in Egypt and Switzerland and he was made subject to an INTERPOL Red Notice. Thus far, the […]
Most complex EU sanctions case ever
Peters & Peters are instructed by 109 individuals and 12 corporate entities based in Zimbabwe to challenge the EU imposed sanctions against them. The case raises a number of interesting arguments concerning the rights of defence and the legal basis for imposing restrictive measures as part of EU’s foreign policy objective.
Bribery and corruption review for a multi-national corporation
Peters & Peters were instructed to advise a global group operating in 120 markets in relation to the sufficiency of its anti-bribery and corruption systems and controls, and to draft a bribery and corruption policy for the group in line with international best practice (US FCPA and UK Bribery Act 2010).