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Siemens AG (World Bank and EBRD Settlements)

Jurisdiction of Origin : 
Jurisdiction of Recovery Effort / Asset Location: 
Jurisidction of Asset Recovery - Description: 
Undertaking Recovery Effort, Location of Recovery Effort
Recovery Start (Year): 
2009
Recovery End (Year): 
Ongoing
UNCAC Offenses Implicated: 
Money laundering Implicated?: 
No
Status of Asset Recovery : 
Completed (in part) and Ongoing (in part)
Asset Recovery Chain - Placement : 
Other
Assets Not Yet Returned/Judgment (USD) - Current : 
$30,000,000
Assets Returned (USD): 
$70,000,000 (granted and committed)
Disposition of Criminal Case(s): 

N/A (Administrative Sanctions)

Summary: 

According to the World Bank Press Release of July 2, 2009, Siemens and the World Bank announced a comprehensive settlement agreement "in the wake of the company’s acknowledged past misconduct in its global business and a World Bank investigation into corruption in a project in Russia involving a Siemens subsidiary. The settlement includes a commitment by Siemens to pay $100 million over the next 15 years to support anti-corruption work." (Source: The World Bank Press Release, "Siemens to pay $100m to fight corruption as part of World Bank Group settlement," Press Release No:2009/001/EXT, July 2, 2009.) According to Siemens, "Over 30 projects from over 20 countries were selected for funding in the first funding round and will receive an overall funding up to US$ 40 million." In December 2014, Siemens announced the selected grantees in the first group of the second round. (Source: Siemens A.G., World Bank, European Investment Bank Joint Press Release, "Siemens Integrity Initiative enters the second round," December 10, 2014; See also Siemens A.G., Integrity Initiative at http://www.siemens.com/about/sustainability/en/core-topics/collective-ac... and http://www.siemens.com/about/sustainability/en/core-topics/collective-ac... [last accessed June 27, 2016].)

Contributing Factors in Asset Recovery: 
Settlement Agreement (Source: The World Bank Press Release, "Siemens to pay $100m to fight corruption as part of World Bank Group settlement," Press Release No:2009/001/EXT, July 2, 2009.)
Agreement / Arrangement re: Returned Assets?: 
Yes
Agreement / Arrangment re: Returned Assets (Explanation): 
Establishment of Siemens Integrity Initiative
Intl Cooperation Mechanism: MLAT/Letter of Request: 
No
Basis for Intl Cooperation Mechanism: 
N/A
Investigating Agency (JO): 
World Bank Integrity Vice Presidency
Investigative Agency (JAR): 
World Bank Integrity Vice Presidency
ProsecAuth/Civil Atty (JAR): 
World Bank Integrity Vice Presidency
Sources : 
The World Bank Press Release, "Siemens to pay $100m to fight corruption as part of World Bank Group settlement," Press Release No:2009/001/EXT, July 2, 2009, accessed at http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/NEWS/0,,contentMDK:22234573~pag...
 
Siemens A.G., World Bank, European Investment Bank Joint Press Release, "Siemens Integrity Initiative enters the second round," December 10, 2014, at http://www.siemens.com/press/pool/de/pressemitteilungen/2014/corporate/P...