Rusnano ex-chief and financial director charged with embezzlement

Rusnano ex-chief and financial director charged with embezzlement

The Russian Investigative Committee has charged the former head of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (Rusnano), Leonid M., and the company’s former financial director, Sv ...

Poland: Kulczyk Investments imperium continues without its founder

Poland: Kulczyk Investments imperium continues without its founder

Jan Kulczyk died of post-surgery complications in a Vienna hospital at the age of 65. His son, Sebastian Kulczyk, has been the CEO of Kulczyk Investments since early-2014. Jan Kulc ...

Romanian Prime Minister Victor P. indicted in connection to corruption allegations

Romanian Prime Minister Victor P. indicted in connection to corruption allegations

The Romanian Anticorruption Directorate (‘DNA’) indicted July 13 current Romanian Prime Minister Victor P. for forgery and as an accessory to tax evasion and money laundering in co ...

Croatia’s Constitutional Court cancels ex-PM Ivo S. bribery convictions and orders retrial

Croatia’s Constitutional Court cancels ex-PM Ivo S. bribery convictions and orders retrial

The Constitutional Court of Croatia has overturned and ordered a retrial of two final bribery convictions against former Prime Minister Ivo S., who was sentenced to eight-and-a-hal ...

Bouncing the banks

Bouncing the banks

the jitters and peeps we’ve heard lately suggest that some Polish banks (and not only) are being hit again and again by hackers. Or at least their customers are. Scams run from hac ...

Enel moves forward with sale of Slovakia’s largest power producer Slovenske Elektrarne

Enel moves forward with sale of Slovakia’s largest power producer Slovenske Elektrarne

Francesco Starace, the CEO of Enel, has confirmed that Enel is to sign a memorandum of understanding on the sale of its shares in Slovakia’s largest power producer Slovenske Elekta ...

Croatian Supreme Court to deal with Fimi Media case involving former Croatian PM Ivo S. and political party HDZ in late September

Croatian Supreme Court to deal with Fimi Media case involving former Croatian PM Ivo S. and political party HDZ in late September

The Supreme Court of Croatia is to deal in September with appeals submitted by former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo S. and the Croatian Democratic Union (‘HDZ’) political party in th ...

Polish labor inspectorate’s name used to scam business owners

“Any attempts to extort money in exchange for services, deeds, certificates or PIP’s published materials are fraudulent and ought to be reported to law enforcement agencies,” Danuta Rutkowska, spokesperson of the Chief Labour Inspectorate (GIF), told the press. Rutkowska also stated that the PIP does not provide paid OHS seminars and does not charge for issuing certificates. ...

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Croatia’s Constitutional Court cancels ex-PM Ivo S. bribery convictions and orders retrial

The Constitutional Court of Croatia has overturned and ordered a retrial of two final bribery convictions against former Prime Minister Ivo S., who was sentenced to eight-and-a-half years in prison for accepting a bribe from Austria’s Hypo Bank in mid-1990s and for taking a kickback from the Hungarian oil group MOL in 2008 in exchange for allowing it to take management role in Croatia’s biggest oil firm INA ...

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Bouncing the banks

the jitters and peeps we’ve heard lately suggest that some Polish banks (and not only) are being hit again and again by hackers. Or at least their customers are. Scams run from hackers sending out viruses to clients, which include cleverly done web pages that request password changes and information to more advanced techniques that hack telephones (and thus gain passwords) to even door-to-door “repairman” w ...

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Croatian Supreme Court to deal with Fimi Media case involving former Croatian PM Ivo S. and political party HDZ in late September

The Supreme Court of Croatia is to deal in September with appeals submitted by former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo S. and the Croatian Democratic Union (‘HDZ’) political party in the so-called Fimi Media case, in which both were found guilty of stealing money from the state through Fimi Media marketing agency. ...

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It is easier (and cheaper) to prevent, than to repair – Polish edition of the ICC Antitrust Compliance Toolkit has been launched

The Polish edition of the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) Antitrust Compliance Toolkit, dedicated to SMEs and larger companies, was launched on 9th June 2015, at the conference held at the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection in Warsaw. The aim of the toolkit is to build an awareness of antitrust and competition law among entrepreneurs, as well as to encourage them to introduce compliance p ...

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Why you can’t bank on EBITDA

There can be strong disapprovals noted such as “except for” and “subject to.” Auditors do not like to write such statements as their (paying) clients do not like them to do so. But a less provocative statement (and therefore warranting very careful consideration by the reader) is often spun as an auditor “drawing attention” to something. This is the professional equivalent of: “Look out behind you!” ...

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Romanian National Anti-Corruption Directorate seizes EUR 670 mln in assets from Bucharest District 1 mayor in a corruption case

Romanian National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) seized EUR 670 mln in assets from Bucharest District 1 Mayor Andrei C. and three other individuals, including the former National Liberal Party’s treasurer, Vlad M., in a corruption case linked to the alleged rigging of public tenders. ...

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