Hurry Up, JPMorgan And Nigeria Told In Corruption Case

Law360, London (July 11, 2019, 4:48 PM BST) -- JPMorgan and the Nigerian government must press ahead with disclosure despite procedural hurdles before a trial starts in 2021 over allegations that the bank negligently transferred $875 million in government funds to a company connected to the country’s corrupt former energy minister, a London judge ruled Thursday.

Judge Mark Pelling told JPMorgan Chase NA and the Federal Republic of Nigeria to produce evidence, but said further case management directions should be given by the appellate judge who decides whether to approve a challenge over jurisdiction in a connected corruption case between the African state and oil giant Royal Dutch Shell in...

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