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ENRC’s dispute with Dechert ensnares Big Four firm

ENRC’s dispute with Dechert ensnares Big Four firm

02 March 2020

Kazakh miner ENRC has demanded that Deloitte’s US arm disclose material that the company believes could prove wrongdoing by its former lawyers.

Former Barclays execs found not guilty in Qatar fraud trial

Former Barclays execs found not guilty in Qatar fraud trial

28 February 2020

Lawyers acting for the defendants reacted to the verdicts by lambasting the UK Serious Fraud Office's decision to prosecute the former executives.

Ex-Unaoil CEO orchestrated allegedly illicit payments, court hears

Ex-Unaoil CEO orchestrated allegedly illicit payments, court hears

24 February 2020

Unaoil’s former CEO arranged for payments to an Iraqi government official handling a massive oil project that is at the heart of an ongoing bribery trial, a court has heard.

Drop in new UK Serious Fraud Office investigations

Drop in new UK Serious Fraud Office investigations

17 February 2020

The number of new cases opened by the UK Serious Fraud Office fell by half during director Lisa Osofsky’s first full year at the helm.

Unthinkable that ex-Barclays banker agreed fraud deal over the phone, court hears

Unthinkable that ex-Barclays banker agreed fraud deal over the phone, court hears

07 February 2020

The counsel to a former Barclays executive has denounced the SFO’s theory that a complex fraud scheme was conducted over a quick call as “preposterous”.

DRC community seeks unprecedented compensation in ENRC probe

DRC community seeks unprecedented compensation in ENRC probe

03 February 2020

Two NGOs are urging the UK Serious Fraud Office to set a new standard in compensating victims of corruption if it successfully prosecutes Kazakh mining company ENRC.

ENRC founder’s daughter convicted for withholding documents

ENRC founder’s daughter convicted for withholding documents

30 January 2020

Anna Machkevitch, whose father co-founded Kazakh mining company ENRC, has been found guilty of failing to surrender material related to an SFO bribery investigation.

Missing Qatari evidence could have bolstered bankers’ defence, court hears

Missing Qatari evidence could have bolstered bankers’ defence, court hears

28 January 2020

The SFO’s failure to try and retrieve information from Qatar’s lawyers in a fraud trial may have hampered the defence of three former Barclays executives, the judge in the case has said.

Daughter of ENRC founder “contemptuously” avoided section 2 notice

Daughter of ENRC founder “contemptuously” avoided section 2 notice

08 January 2020

An ENRC founder’s daughter deliberately failed to provide the full range of material requested by the SFO during a corruption investigation, a court has heard.

Former Güralp executives acquitted and company DPA revealed

Former Güralp executives acquitted and company DPA revealed

20 December 2019

The UK SFO has failed to secure a conviction in its prosecution of former executives at Güralp Systems Limited, a company it entered into a £2 million DPA with in October.

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