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The VimpelCom settlements: a Lesson for the telecoms sector

A few days ago, VimpelCom Ltd., a Russian-controlled telecommunications company headquartered in the Netherlands, announced that it had agreed to pay a whopping $795 million to settle a bribery investigation by US and Dutch authorities into its payment of bribes in Uzbekistan. The penalties, which according to the US Department of Justice make up ‘one […]

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Year of the whistleblower?

Whistleblowers and the people and organisations that support them have been making waves  and making news for decades. Finally, they’re making laws. Over the past two years, many countries throughout the world have passed new or strengthened existing laws to protect whistleblowers from retaliation, and to help ensure that their efforts to disclosure corruption, fraud and other […]

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