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Volvo ordered to pay €55 million in engine emission case
US Court of Appeals rules that Volvo Group should pay penalties following dispute with Environmental Protection Agency
Major dispute values grew +1.2% in 2013
Arcadis report points to the rising value of disputes, the first ‘mega disputes’, but a fall in the average time taken to resolve disagreements.
Leighton to settle class action case
Contractor offers payment without admission of liability relating to April 2011 profit warning.
Habtoor Leighton Group reaches Qatar settlement
Leighton’s Middle East joint venture resolves dispute over construction project in Qatar
Divestments and fines for Brazilian cement cartel
Anti-trust regulator will force four major producers to divest assets equivalent to 24% of national cement capacity and pay fines of US$ 1.4 billion.
AfDB hits Bonny Island contractors with US$ 17 million penalties
KBR, Technip and JGC must pay new fines for corrupt practices connected with Bonny Island LNG project in Nigeria
Panama Canal stalemate ends
Work on expansion project restarts as contracting consortium GUPC and Panama Canal Authority seal funding agreement
ADB increases anti-corruption actions
The Asian Development Bank took action against 384 companies and individuals for fraud and corruption on its projects and those of other development banks last year.
Progress on Panama Canal stalemate
Work expected to restart after tentative agreements reached on funding and schedules, but unresolved issues remain
Saipem drops to full-year loss
Oil and gas contractor hit by weak order intake and delays in awarding new contracts in 2013
SNC-Lavalin re-authorised to bid on Quebec contracts
Authorities allow Canadian contractor to bid on public contracts after months of investigation
PCA demands work restart on Panama Canal
Panama Canal Authority claims almost all activity has ceased on Panama Canal expansion project amid stalemate over cost overruns
Corruption costs EU €120 billion a year
Report from European Commission highlights urban development and construction sectors as vulnerable across Europe
Criminal charges for former SNC-Lavalin executives
Canadian authorities levy criminal charges in connection with scheme to bribe officials in Libya
UK cement market to be broken up
UK Competition Commission forces Lafarge Tarmac and Hanson to sell assets to allow entry of new producer to market
Panama Canal stalemate continues
PCA proposes funding package to consortium that has threatened to halt work on expansion project, but contractors have different plans
Panama Canal Authority rejects contractor complaints
PCA claims consortium’s threat to suspend work on Panama Canal expansion lacks legal basis and is not clear
US$ 1.26 billion penalty for South Korea metro cartel
Fair Trade Commission fines 21 contractors for collusion in bidding for metro project contracts
Panama Canal contractors threaten to suspend work
Consortium Grupo Unidos por el Canal demands further US$ 1.6 billion from Panama Canal Authority to complete project
Raids over corruption allegations in Turkey
Raids in offices in Istanbul and Ankara over fraud and bribery allegations in connection with public tenders for construction projects
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