Shell, Eni Escape $1B UK Bribery Suit Over Oil Field Deal

Law360, London (May 22, 2020, 10:57 AM BST) -- A judge in London ruled on Friday that Nigeria's $1 billion lawsuit against Royal Dutch Shell and Italian oil giant Eni over alleged bribery in a massive 2011 deal cannot go ahead in England because the courts don't have jurisdiction to hear the claim.

Royal Dutch Shell and an Italian oil giant have got out of a $1 billion bribery lawsuit filed by Nigeria because the English courts don't have jurisdiction. (AP) Judge Christopher Butcher found at the High Court that the English case involved the same essential facts and participants as parallel Italian proceedings brought by the Nigerian government over...

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