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OPL 245: Milan Court Decision Day Tomorrow on Shell ENI

Tomorrow an Italian court is expected to make a decision on launching criminal proceedings against the oil giants ENI and Royal Dutch Shell in regards to the $1.3bn OPL 245 corruption scandal.

Two oil giants could face trial in Italy over Nigerian deal

1 Comment on “OPL 245: Milan Court Decision Day Tomorrow on Shell ENI”

  1. #1 Bill Campbell
    on Apr 19th, 2017 at 17:36

    Cannot see why a prosecution could not go ahead and be successful, it appears abundantly clear from the correspondence that handouts to certain individuals would be required to secure a deal and many senior officers in the RDS organisation were aware of this and were complicit indirectly or directly. Their defence may be well that’s what it takes to operate with Nigeria but that is not a pertinent defence in international law and dare I state the obvious that this behaviour is a million miles from the intent of those wonderfully worded but completely ignored business principles that all in RDS from Chairman to office boy are supposed to hold as sacrosanct. My experience after many years especially as a Auditor for the then SIEP and then RDS is that compliance with the aforestated principles diminishes exponentially the nearer you get to the Boardroom. Time will tell.

    Bill

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