Massive Telia Settlement Indicates International Cooperation Will Continue Under New Administration

Swedish telecommunications company Telia, along with its Uzbek subsidiary Coscom, agreed in 2017 to settle bribery allegations with the SEC, DOJ, Dutch and Swedish authorities for $965 million in criminal penalties and disgorgement. The company was able to obtain a DPA and avoid a monitor through extensive cooperation and remediation efforts. The facts at issue closely mirror those in VimpelCom’s settlement in 2016, but the companies were treated differently by the government. We analyzed the case and the outcome. 

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