Financial Crime Financial Crime

Comment: Shell and Eni’s bribery trial showcases Italy’s new will to tackle international corruption

By Phoebe Seers and Martin Coyle
  • 04 Nov 2020 04:48
  • 04 Nov 2020 04:48
While the marathon Italian prosecution of Royal Dutch Shell and Eni on charges of paying $1 billion in bribes in Nigeria is now finally in the home stretch, the scale of the feat achieved by Milan’s public prosecutor is only beginning to become clear. 
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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.

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.

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