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Comment: Shell, Eni Nigerian bribery blockbuster takes a surprise turn in Italy

By Phoebe Seers
  • 29 Jul 2022 11:04
  • 29 Jul 2022 11:04
The prosecution of Shell and Eni in Italy over allegations of bribery over a $1.3 billion Nigerian oil license deal had all the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster.

A cast complete with current and former executives of the oil giants, former Nigerian politicians and a former Italian justice minister. The trial in Milan

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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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