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Rahman Ravelli tells Law 360 about the Serious Fraud Office’s continuing tendency to drop investigations.

Author: Azizur Rahman  29 June 2020

The Serious Fraud Office’s decision to end its 11-month probe into bank note producer De La Rue and allegations of corruption in South Sudan led to Rahman Ravelli writing an article about the SFO’s record of dropping investigations. 

In the piece, which was published by Law 360, it also considered the SFO’s success rate in securing convictions in those investigations it does not drop. It noted that the SFO’s abandonment of the De La Rue investigation came just weeks after it had announced an end to its investigation into the engineering company ABB’s dealings with oil services provider Unaoil. The SFO has also closed its investigation into Euribor recently while 2020 has also seen the agency’s scrutiny of GlaxoSmithKline PLC and Rolls-Royce come to an end after a number of years. 

The full Law 360 article can be read here. (Subscription required) 

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Aziz Rahman is Senior Partner at Rahman Ravelli and its founder. His ability to coordinate national, international and multi-agency defences has led to success in some of the most significant corporate crime cases of this century and top rankings in international legal guides. He is recognised worldwide as one of the most capable legal experts regarding top-level, high-value commercial and financial disputes.

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