It is the story which just keeps on giving: the long running, three-way struggle between international mining conglomerate ENRC, its former legal advisers Dechert, and the UK’s Serious Fraud Office. For legal journalists, the ongoing saga has given them plenty to write about over the past year.
The Court of Appeals anxiously awaited decision in The Director of the Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Limited was handed down in September this year, with the Court of Appeal overturning the ruling of the High Court insofar as it related to litigation privilege. We now know that the SFO does not […]
Applications for judicial review (JR) sometimes make for dull reading, but the legal argument put forward in a recent Administrative Court JR application is extraordinary. Or at least the facts of the claim, as stated, are. On behalf of Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) against the Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the application […]
This year has seen the extension of the tenure of the Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), David Green QC, alongside much praise for the change in organisational direction he has overseen. Indeed, there has not been a singularly catastrophic case since that of the Tchenguiz brothers in 2012. The first trial in the […]