SFO Can't Use Docs From ENRC Civil Suit In Corruption Probe
Law360, London (May 7, 2020, 8:00 PM BST) -- Confidential documents disclosed by ENRC in High Court lawsuits against its former legal advisers Dechert and Britain's Serious Fraud Office are bound by legal privilege, a London judge said Thursday, preventing the anti-fraud agency from using them in its criminal probe into the Kazakh miner.
ENRC is suing the SFO for $93 million and Dechert LLP for £25 million ($31 million) over claims a Dechert attorney disclosed confidential information about ENRC to the SFO that the agency is alleged to have used in its long-running investigation into the mining company over corruption allegations.
At a case management hearing, SFO lawyers sought...
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