News: Bribery & Corruption

Airbus enters into historic global resolution of bribery and corruption allegations

On 31 January 2020, multinational aerospace corporation Airbus SE entered into settlement agreements with the UK's Serious...

31st January 2020

Former Company Director pleads guilty to £12M bribery scheme

A former owner of UK-based ALCA Fasteners has pleaded guilty at Walsall Magistrates Court to bribing a purchasing manager to...

31st May 2019

Civil Recovery Order in SFO Chadian Corruption case

Jonathan Ashley-Norman QC and Nicholas Yeo acted for the wife a senior Chadian diplomat accused of taking £4.4m of shares as...

26th March 2018

Peter Ferdinand acquitted of conspiracy to bribe

Hugo Keith QC and Rachel Kapila acted for Peter Ferdinand in the SFO's latest case of overseas bribery. Mr Ferdinand was...

27th September 2017

Former Chief Secretary of Hong Kong appeal

Hugo Keith QC appeared in the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal representing one of the appellants in the corruption case...

11th May 2017

Military Equipment Corruption

Following a guilty plea, former financial director, Simon Davies, was sentenced to 11 months imprisonment at the Old Bailey...

30th September 2016

Former Swift executives acquitted after two month trial

Three former executives at Swift, the oil and gas manpower provider, were acquitted on charges relating to alleged corruption...

29th May 2015

Footballers and jockey found guilty of corruption

Nine individuals, including footballers Michael Chopra, Mark Wilson and James Coppinger, and jockey Andrew Heffernan, have...

25th January 2013

Former Chairman of Innovia acquitted of corruption

On Thursday 5th December 2012 after a two-week trial at the Southwark Crown the former chairman of Innovia Plc and...

6th December 2012

Colin Nicholls QC speaks on ‘Judicial Approaches to Corruption in Public Office’

In October 2011 Colin Nicholls QC spoke at the 2nd Biennial Conference of The Association of Caribbean Judicial Officers,...

20th January 2012