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SFO criticised for “unsatisfactory” efforts to turn over material to ENRC

SFO criticised for “unsatisfactory” efforts to turn over material to ENRC

01 October 2020

A judge has chided the UK’s anti-fraud agency for failing to meet a deadline to disclose documents in a misfeasance lawsuit brought by Kazakh mining company ENRC.

SFO told to examine use of “unauthorised” ENRC evidence

SFO told to examine use of “unauthorised” ENRC evidence

06 May 2020

A London judge has told the SFO to disclose how much allegedly leaked confidential information it used in an investigation into Kazakh mining company ENRC.

Judge denies Dechert partner’s application to stay spying lawsuit

Judge denies Dechert partner’s application to stay spying lawsuit

28 April 2020

An English High Court judge has dismissed an application to pause a harassment lawsuit brought by Dechert partner Neil Gerrard and his wife while they await the outcome of a related malpractice claim.

UK court rejects Dechert's demand for database access in ENRC lawsuit

UK court rejects Dechert's demand for database access in ENRC lawsuit

22 April 2020

A UK judge has refused to grant Dechert’s demands to force Kazakh mining company ENRC to disclose documents in a high-profile legal malpractice lawsuit.

Jordanian lawyer accuses Dechert partner of orchestrating his kidnapping

Jordanian lawyer accuses Dechert partner of orchestrating his kidnapping

02 April 2020

A Jordanian lawyer has made further allegations of human rights abuses against Dechert and three lawyers over their actions in a UAE fraud investigation.

No widespread, wrongful redactions of ENRC’s documents, judge rules

No widespread, wrongful redactions of ENRC’s documents, judge rules

30 March 2020

An English judge has dismissed part of a disclosure application by Dechert, stating that there is no reason to believe there were systematic problems in Kazakh miner ENRC’s privilege claims over documents connected to a legal malpractice lawsuit.

Dechert accuses ENRC of a “flawed” approach to privilege

Dechert accuses ENRC of a “flawed” approach to privilege

27 March 2020

Dechert has accused Kazakh mining company ENRC of committing “myriad errors” when redacting documents in a legal malpractice lawsuit.

SFO employee referred to police in ENRC proceedings

SFO employee referred to police in ENRC proceedings

14 February 2020

The SFO has referred an unidentified employee to the police for allegedly briefing a journalist on confidential information about a bribery investigation into Kazakh mining company ENRC.

ENRC denies harassing Dechert white-collar head

ENRC denies harassing Dechert white-collar head

23 January 2020

ENRC has said a spying operation focused on its former lawyer was a legitimate probe into “extremely serious wrongdoing”.

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