SFO to appeal High Court BAE verdict – The Times

Posted April 23rd, 2008 in appeals, bribery, corruption, news, Saudi Arabia by sally

” The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) will appeal against a recent High Court judgment that it ‘acted unlawfully’ when it dropped an investigation into bribery and corruption allegations over a BAE Systems’ arms deal with Saudi Arabia.”

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The Times, 22nd April 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Serious Fraud Office set to fight devastating arms deal judgment – The Times

Posted April 18th, 2008 in appeals, bribery, corruption, news, Saudi Arabia by sally

“The Serious Fraud Office is to appeal against the devastating court ruling that it acted unlawfully by dropping its investigation into BAE Systems.”

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The Times, 18th April 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

‘No one is entitled to interfere with the course of our justice’ – The Guardian

Posted April 11th, 2008 in bribery, corruption, criminal justice, law reports, news, Saudi Arabia by sally

“Eighteen months after the Serious Fraud Office abandoned the BAE inquiry, two high court judges yesterday ruled the decision unlawful in a judgment that was stinging in its criticism of both the SFO and the British government for caving in to pressure from Saudi Arabia. The legal action was brought by the anti-bribery pressure group Corner House Research and the Campaign Against Arms Trade. Here are edited extracts from the summary judgment published yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 11th April 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

SFO ‘acted unlawfully’ by dropping BAE probe – The Times

Posted April 10th, 2008 in bribery, news, Saudi Arabia by sally

“The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) ‘acted unlawfully’ when it dropped an investigation into bribery and corruption in arms deals between BAE systems, Europe’s largest defence company, and Saudi Arabia, the High Court ruled today.”

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The Times, 10th April 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

BAE: secret papers reveal threats from Saudi prince – The Guardian

Posted February 15th, 2008 in bribery, news, Saudi Arabia, terrorism by sally

“Saudi Arabia’s rulers threatened to make it easier for terrorists to attack London unless corruption investigations into their arms deals were halted, according to court documents revealed yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 15th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Secret lobbying by BAE may be disclosed at judicial review – The Guardian

Posted February 14th, 2008 in airlines, bribery, disclosure, news by sally

“Documents revealing secret lobbying by the arms giant BAE are expected to be disclosed today by court order.”

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The Guardian, 14th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bribery: another chance to get it right – The Times

Posted December 11th, 2007 in bribery, special report by sally

“The Law Commission has proposed a simplification of the law to help in the fight against corruption. Could the civil law also be reformed to encourage private actions to recover damages?”

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The Times, 11th December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Reforming the law on bribery- Law Commission

Posted November 29th, 2007 in bribery, consultations by sally

Our review considers the full range of structural options for a scheme of bribery offences. ”

Announcement on Consultation

Law Commission, 29th November 2007

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Fiona Trust and Holding Corporation and Others v Privalov and Others – Times Law Reports

Bribery dispute is within scope of charterparty

Fiona Trust and Holding Corporation and Others v Privalov and Others

House of Lords

“A dispute as to whether a charterparty contract had been validly rescinded for alleged bribery came within the scope of an arbitration term in the contract.”

The Times, 25th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Fili Shipping Co Ltd v Premium Nafta Products Ltd (on appeal from Fiona Trust and Holding Corpn v Privalov) – WLR Daily

Fili Shipping Co Ltd v Premium Nafta Products Ltd (on appeal from Fiona Trust and Holding Corpn v Privalov) [2007] UKHL 40

“A dispute as to whether a charterparty contract could be rescinded for alleged bribery came within the scope of an agreement in the charterparty to submit to arbitration any dispute arising under the contract.”

WLR Daily, 17th October 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.