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Comment: Amec Foster Wheeler bribe details highlight lack of UK action against executives

By Martin Coyle and Phoebe Seers
  • 08 Feb 2022 11:46
  • 08 Feb 2022 11:46
The failure to charge individuals linked to Amec Foster Wheeler Energy following widespread bribery in multiple countries has been thrown into the spotlight following the release of further details of the misconduct.

At a UK court hearing on Friday, Judge Andrew Edis removed reporting restrictions on details of the energ

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Martin Coyle

Senior Correspondent

Martin Coyle is a senior correspondent, based in MLex's London office, reporting daily on bribery and corruption issues in the UK and Europe. Previously he was a senior editor at Thomson Reuters where he covered anti-money laundering, financial crime and regulatory enforcement issues. Prior to that he was editor of The Accountant, the world's oldest accounting publication, and International Accounting Bulletin, a bi-monthly business journal owned by Lafferty.

Phoebe Seers


Phoebe has covered Financial Crime and compliance issues for MLex since 2015, initially in the Hong Kong bureau and currently in London. While in Hong Kong she won two SOPA awards for her reporting on corruption in the energy sector in Indonesia. Prior to journalism she worked as a solicitor with a focus on white-collar crime litigation in London and Hong Kong. She has a BA in English and Philosophy from Newcastle University.

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