Region: Kazakhstan

ENRC seeks full SFO report on alleged media leaks

The agency told a London court that any review of redactions in an internal investigation report about alleged leaks of confidential information to the press should be handled by its incoming director Nick Ephgrave.

19 September 2023

SFO closes ENRC and Rio Tinto cases

The Serious Fraud Office has closed two of its longest-running and highest-profile corruption investigations.

24 August 2023

Gerrard lawyer: UK lawsuits are “a revenge play” by ENRC

A lawyer for Neil Gerrard has outlined plans to use the testimony of a Florida-based private investigator to fight various legal claims that the retired Dechert partner is facing in London.

23 August 2023

Attorney General to consider perjury allegations against Neil Gerrard

The High Court of England and Wales has asked the government’s top lawyer to consider whether former Dechert solicitor Neil Gerrard should be prosecuted over evidence he gave at a civil trial in 2021.

08 June 2023

SFO must ask officials for personal devices in ENRC lawsuit

An appeal court in London has ruled that the UK’s Serious Fraud Office must ask current and former staff to let their private communications be searched as part of a lawsuit brought by a Kazakh miner.

19 April 2023

SFO: decision to investigate ENRC didn’t hinge on Gerrard leaks

The UK’s anti-fraud agency has told a London court that it received intelligence from various sources besides ENRC’s former solicitor before deciding to investigate the Kazakh miner.

14 March 2023

ENRC: no SFO investigation without agency’s “unlawful” conduct

At the outset of a civil trial to establish how much ENRC was harmed by a series of confidential leaks, the company has tried to frame the SFO’s criminal investigation into the Kazakh miner as stemming from unlawful behaviour within the agency.

07 March 2023

London judge withdraws from Gerrard contempt case

A High Court judge has decided against overseeing a contempt of court case that Kazakh mining company ENRC wants to bring against its former solicitor Neil Gerrard because there is a “real possibility” he would prejudge the matter.

24 February 2023

Airbus enters second foreign bribery settlement in France

The French prosecution agency told GIR that it couldn’t include the Libyan and Kazakh bribery matters in the company’s record-breaking settlement in 2020 because the investigating magistrate handling the cases hadn’t formally charged Airbus at the time.

25 November 2022

US obtains warrant for oligarch’s $90 million Airbus

A US federal judge has signed off on a request to seize a $90 million aeroplane owned by sanctioned Russian oligarch Andrei Skoch.

12 August 2022

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