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Ex-Nigerian oil minister’s move to stop seizure of luxury jet thwarted

Ex-Nigerian oil minister’s move to stop seizure of luxury jet thwarted

04 September 2020

Nigeria has edged closer to seizing a luxury jet that the country’s former oil minister Dan Etete allegedly purchased with illicitly obtained money from a $1.3 billion oil deal after a Canadian court dismissed his appeal against the seizure order.

UK court halts Nigeria’s OPL 245 lawsuit against oil companies

UK court halts Nigeria’s OPL 245 lawsuit against oil companies

22 May 2020

A UK judge has denied Nigeria’s attempt to pursue oil companies Shell and Eni over alleged bribes paid to government officials to win rights to a lucrative oil field.

Nigeria tells UK court that bribery lawsuit is not time-barred

Nigeria tells UK court that bribery lawsuit is not time-barred

29 April 2020

The government of Nigeria has rejected arguments that it took too long to file its lawsuit against Shell and Eni over alleged bribery in the country.

Dutch bar unfazed by justice minister's “unusual” contact with Shell prosecutors

Dutch bar unfazed by justice minister's “unusual” contact with Shell prosecutors

18 February 2020

Dutch lawyers seem relaxed about recent revelations that the local justice minister and public prosecutors have been in frequent contact about a bribery investigation into Shell.

Lawyers question judge’s peculiar ruling in Shell privilege case

Lawyers question judge’s peculiar ruling in Shell privilege case

30 October 2019

Legal experts in the Netherlands have said that a recent privilege ruling against Anglo-Dutch oil company Shell will likely not stand up in an appeals court.

Shell’s in-house lawyers not covered by privilege, court rules

Shell’s in-house lawyers not covered by privilege, court rules

25 October 2019

A Rotterdam court has ruled that Shell’s in-house lawyers are insufficiently independent from the company and cannot claim legal privilege, in a decision connected to a Dutch investigation into alleged bribery by Shell in Nigeria.

Judges refuse to throw out Nigeria’s civil claims against JPMorgan

Judges refuse to throw out Nigeria’s civil claims against JPMorgan

08 October 2019

The government of Nigeria can continue a civil claim against JPMorgan for facilitating payments of $875 million that the country says were pocketed by corrupt officials, after a UK court decision.

Dutch prosecutors “showing real mettle” by preparing to charge Shell

Dutch prosecutors “showing real mettle” by preparing to charge Shell

01 March 2019

Anti-corruption campaigners reacted positively to news that Dutch prosecutors are preparing to press criminal charges against Anglo-Dutch oil company Shell over a Nigerian oil field.

Eni acquitted of Algeria bribery charges

Eni acquitted of Algeria bribery charges

20 September 2018

A Milan court has cleared oil company Eni of complicity in an Algerian bribery scheme, as the company is on trial in the same city for allegedly bribing officials in Nigeria.

Eni takes on two corruption trials in Italy

Eni takes on two corruption trials in Italy

05 March 2018

Prosecutors in Milan have asked a judge to fine Eni $1.1. million over alleged corruption in Algeria – as another corruption trial against the Italian energy company looms.

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