Cement company Lafarge SA formally placed under French investigation over subsidiary’s Syrian payments

Yesterday, Franco-Swiss cement company LafargeHolcim announced that the examining magistrates in Paris have placed the company’s French component, Lafarge SA, under investigation in relation to payments allegedly made between 2011 and 2014 to sanctioned militant groups, including ISIS, to ensure that its Jalabiya cement plant in Syria continued to operate (the plant had been operated by Lafarge Cement Syria, a...

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Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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