Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Linklaters have nabbed the work advising tech giant Hewlett-Packard as German authorities investigate whether HP paid nearly $11 million in bribes to secure a tech contract with the Russian government, according to a source familiar with the matter.
The investigation itself concerns allegations that HP officials in 2003 paid $10.9 million to win a $47 million contract to build sophisticated computer systems for the office of the prosecutor general of the Russian Federation, according to The Wall Street Journal. Guess what sort of cases that office works on, according to the WSJ? Criminal prosecutions, including many corruption cases.
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