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North America


Volkswagen to pay $2.8 billion in criminal fine

Volkswagen must pay a $2.8 billion criminal fine for deliberately creating a diesel engine equipped with software to cheat greenhouse gas emissions tests - the largest criminal fine ever negotiated by the US government for a carmaker.


Latin America


Panama Papers scandal law firm partners get bail

The partners of the law firm at the heart of the Panama Papers scandal have been granted bail pending further legal action over allegations they helped launder money related to a huge Brazilian bribery case.



South Sudan welcomes first international law firm

Pan-African legal services provider Centurion Law Group has entered into a strategic alliance with South Sudanese law firm Awatkeer Law Chambers in Juba, making it the first international law firm to enter the country.