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Royal Dutch Shell bribery and corruption in Nigeria

Shell, the Anglo-Dutch energy giant, is expected to pay around $30 million in penalties to settle charges stemming from its use of Panalpina as an agent in Nigeria…

Law Blog October 15, 2010

The FCPA Steamroller Nears Panalpina, Royal Dutch Shell

We began hearing that the Justice Department was ramping up its enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act sometime in 2006.

Last week, the WSJ’s Dionne Searcey broke the news of the Justice Department’s investigation of oil-services company Schlumberger for alleged bribery-related activity in Yemen. Today’s news: A big Swiss shipping and logistics company and Royal Dutch Shell, one of its customers, are close to settling foreign-bribery charges stemming from a three-year U.S. investigation. Click here for the story, from the WSJ’s Kara Scannell and Thomas Catan. Click here for a sidebar from Searcey on the revitalization of the law. read more and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.
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