Aziz Rahman considers what challenges the Serious Fraud Office may face in 2022 and beyond

2021 was set to be the year that would be known for the Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) decision not to proceed with a number of investigations, rather than for what the SFO had done.

British American Tobacco, KBR’s subsidiaries and individuals associated with Airbus were told they were no longer being probed by the agency, which also ended its 15-year pursuit of businessman Nisar Afzal. The SFO seemed to be continuing the spring-cleaning that started around the time its director Lisa Osofsky said her aim was to ensure the agency makes quicker decisions about investigations

And then Unaoil executive Ziad Akle’s bribery conviction was quashed, due to the SFO’s conduct, and the Attorney General annou...

Aziz Rahman
Rahman Ravelli

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