Extracts from Milan Prosecutors letter relating to Royal Dutch Shell and its current/former executives and employees.
Notification of completion of preliminary investigations Art. 415-bis of the Italian Code of Criminal Procedure The Public Prosecutor, having regard to the above criminal proceedings against
• Royal Dutch Shell PLC with registered office in The Hague (Netherlands), at Carel Van Bylandtlaan, 30 legal representative pro tempore: Bernardus Cornelis Adriana Margriet Van Beurden, born in Roosendaal en Nispen on 23 April 1958 Defended by the lawyer Bruno Lorenzo Cova of the Court of Turin, and by the lawyer Francesca Petronio of the Court of Milan, with chambers at in Milan, Via Rovello, 1 With address for service at the Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP law firm in Milan, at Via Rovello, 1 for the crimes and administrative offences listed below:
having met Shell’s Peter Robinson and John Copleston and Guy Colegate on a number of occasions, the latter two having previously worked for MI6 and subsequently employed by Shell as Senior Business Advisor and Strategic Investment Advisor respectively;
Royal Dutch Shell PLC administrative offence pursuant to Articles 5, 6, 7 and 25 paragraphs 3 and 4 of Legislative Decree 231/2001 with reference to the offence committed as specified above, in the interest and for the benefit of Royal Dutch Shell PLC: • by Malcolm Brinded and Peter Robinson, persons in senior positions within Royal Dutch Shell PLC; • by Guy Colegate and John Copleston – subordinates – due to non-compliance with the management or supervisory obligations of the entity.
Milan-Prosecutors-Letter-English (In its entirety)