SFO Induced Ex-ENRC Atty To Break Privilege, Co. Says

Law360, London (February 10, 2021, 7:24 PM GMT) -- The U.K. Serious Fraud Office induced the disgruntled former compliance chief of Eurasian Natural Resources Corp. to break legal privilege and reveal internal efforts to investigate and clean up corruption, the mining company said in a new court filing.

The then-head of the SFO's proceeds of crime unit, Mark Thompson, interviewed a former ENRC in-house lawyer and head of compliance without authorization in an attempt to circumvent the Kazakh mining group's legal privilege, the company told the High Court on a Feb. 5 filing.

The allegation is the latest salvo in the mining company's bitter legal battle with the white-collar agency....

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!