Alexander Clemens


Nigeria loses bid for UK courts to hear bribe claims against petrol giants

A London judge has ruled that England has no jurisdiction over a case brought by the Nigerian government against Royal Dutch Shell and Italian oil giant, Eni. The $1 billion U.K. lawsuit was brought over allegations the two companies knew about bribes in a Nigerian oil deal. Last week, on May 22, the judge determined that the claim in London involves essentially the same facts as a parallel proceeding that is currently ongoing before a court in Milan, Italy and that the London claim may thus not go ahead