Financial Crime Financial Crime

Italy’s criminal probe into Shell and Eni prosecutors prompts appeal to OECD

By Phoebe Seers and Martin Coyle
  • 08 Nov 2021 10:03
  • 08 Nov 2021 10:03
A criminal probe targeting the Italian prosecutors behind Royal Dutch Shell and Eni’s foreign bribery trial has drawn a complaint to the OECD from a group of corruption prosecutors, who are calling into question Italy’s commitment to international antibribery agreements.
In a letter to the OECD Working Group on Bribery,

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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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