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Sweden: Telia's Uzbekistan case in Court of Appeal

18.9.2020
In February 2019, all Telia executives were acquitted by a Swedish District Court in a case about briberies in Uzbekistan, despite Telia's consent to US authorities in 2017. The acquittal was due to...

Sweden: Swedbank investigated on charges of insider information disclosure

18.9.2020
Swedish bank Swedbank has announced that the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen, FI) has launched an investigation concerning alleged insider information disclosure. This is...

Spain: High Court suspends Mediaset fine

18.9.2020
Spain's National High Court has suspended the fine imposed by Spain's competition authority, CNMC, on Mediaset and Atresmedia for unfair competition practises in the advertising market. The...

Germany: Grenke's founder defends company against criticism

17.9.2020
Wolfgang Grenke, the founder of the German IT equipment leasing company Grenke, has defended the company's franchise system against the severe criticism from a group of investors. He said that the...

Russia: Court rejects Permfarmatsiya's suit over decision of FAS

17.9.2020
The Commercial Court of the Perm Region (Volga) has rejected a lawsuit by Permfarmatsiya that challenged a decision of the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) to impose a fine of RUB 50,000 (EUR...

Lithuania: Banking association creates common due diligence standard

16.9.2020
The Association of Lithuanian Banks (LBA) has created a common standard for customer due diligence in cooperation with the Financial Crime Investigation Service (FNTT), the Bank of Lithuania, and...

UK: NAO warns over furlough scheme and business loans fraud

16.9.2020
The National Audit Office (NAO) has said the government's furlough and business loan schemes have seen significant abuse. Gareth Davies, the comptroller and auditor general at the NAO, has called on...

Denmark: New documents shed light on Macquarie's role in tax fraud

16.9.2020
The Danish Broadcasting Corporation and the Danish paper Børsen report that internal documents shed new light on investment bank Macquarie's roll in the alleged dividend tax fraud in Denmark....

UK: UK Finance reports rise in impersonation scams

16.9.2020
UK Finance has revealed that between January and June 2020 some 15,000 impersonation scams were reported to its members, an increase of 84% on a year earlier. The increase comes as criminals look to...

UK: Jaguar Land Rover loses tribunal over discrimination

16.9.2020
An employment tribunal has ruled in favour of a gender-fluid worker who accused Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) of failing to protect her from harassment and discrimination. Ms R Taylor worked for the car...

UK: Head teachers may ban staff from travelling overseas during half term

16.9.2020
Head teachers across the UK are consulting lawyers over whether it is possible to ban staff from travelling overseas during the half-term break in October 2020. Many are concerned that staff...

Belgium: Tipik files case against RTBF

16.9.2020
Belgian communication agency Tipik has taken legal action against RTBF. This comes after RTBF changed the name for its television channel La Deux and Pure FM to Tipik. The case has been postponed for...

Bosnia: Sanicani fish breeding farm to be liquidated by RS gov't

15.9.2020
Government of the Bosnian autonomous entity Republika Srpska has confirmed its plans to start liquidation process of the fish farming company Sanicani from Prijedor. Decision came after a proposal of...

Germany: Grenke under pressue after allegations from shareholder

15.9.2020
On 16 September 2020, the share price of Grenke fell by 30%. This comes after the US investor group Viceroy Research had made allegations of falsification of accounts and money laundering. Grenke has...

UK: Warning over People's Postcode Lottery scam

15.9.2020
Highland Council has issued a warning of a People's Postcode Lottery scam. The latest scam has seen households receiving letters asking for the payment of a processing fee to release their share of...

UK: RPA issues fraud warning to farmers receiving subsidies

15.9.2020
The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has warned farmers receiving subsidy payments to take measures to prevent them falling victim to fraudsters. The RPA noted that fraudsters claim to be from the RPA,...

Lithuania: Police investigating possible match fixing in football

15.9.2020
Police in Lithuania are investigating the Lithuanian Football Federation's (LFF) complaint about possible match fixing, BNS reports. Edgaras Stankevicius, secretary general of LFF, said the police...

Belgium: Investigation extended into FNG

15.9.2020
A judge is extending the investigation into Belgian fashion store operator FNG. He is now looking into indications that the group has put in place constructions to channel and launder money. This is...

UK: Women lose appeal against changes to state pension age

15.9.2020
Two women have lost a Court of Appeal challenge against the government over changes to the state pension age. The changes were challenged by Karen Glynn and Julie Delve, backed by BackTo60, after...

UK: Raising state pension age for women ruled not unlawful discrimination

15.9.2020
Raising the state pension age for women from 60 to 66 was not unlawful discrimination, the Court of Appeal has said. Two women, backed by campaigner BackTo60, launched an appeal after losing an...

Russia: Cotton Club violates law on protection of competition

15.9.2020
The FAS fined Ñotton Ñlub and the company's General Director for violating the law on protection of competition. The amount of fines was RUB 250,000 (EUR 3,253.87 USD 3,753.12) and RUB 12,000,...

Italy: Poste is fined EUR 5mn by the antitrust for registered mail service

15.9.2020
Poste Italiane (Poste), the Italian postal and financial services group, was fined EUR 5mn (USD 5.77mn), the maximum sanction, by the Italian competition authority for unlawful commercial practice....

France: Verallia accused of transferring funds to Cayman Islands

14.9.2020
Glass container manufacturer Verallia, which announced a restructuring plan that will cut 130 jobs and shut down a furnace, reportedly transferred EUR 559mn (USD 644.77mn) to the Cayman Islands...

France: Judges examine parlimentary report in Mediator trial

14.9.2020
A former senator, suspected of amending a parliamentary report to protect Servier, was summoned to the Paris Correctional Court on 14 September 2020, as part of the Mediator scandal. The drug was...

Bosnia: Bobar Banka reports high losses due to suspicious transactions

14.9.2020
Capital news portal has reported that due to suspicious business transactions and activities of Goran Vasilic, owner of Kriska company, Bobar Banka lost several BAM 1mn (EUR 511,291.88 USD...

Austria: ÖVP demands mayor to resign in Commerzialbank Mattersburg case

14.9.2020
The Burgenland division of the conservative party ÖVP has called for the resignation of Mattersburg mayor Ingrid Salamon of the socialist SPÖ party. Salamon had not signed an affidavit that she had...

Russia: Court upholds FAS's claim in dispute with Alfapharm

14.9.2020
The Russian Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of the pharmaceutical company Alfapharm against the decision of the commercial court of Sverdlovsk region, Urals. The commercial court upheld the...

Bosnia: Country required to supply electricity to Slovenia from RiTE Ugljevik

14.9.2020
Srpskainfo portal has reported that the arbitration process between Bosnia and Slovenia, held at the International Center for Resolution of Investment Disputes in Washington, has ended. Arbitration...

France: Legal battle between PSA and Midi Auto continues

11.9.2020
Car manufacturer PSA has been in a legal battle with car dealer Midi Auto since November 2018 after PSA cancelled its contract with Midi Auto dealership MA Pièces Auto Bretagne for violating its...

Russia: Experts expect dramatic growth of illegal cigarette market in Siberia

11.9.2020
According to Japan Tobacco International (JTI) and Intrinsic Insight, a dramatic growth of the the illegal cigarette market in Siberian Federal District is expected since counterfeit tobacco products...