Posted by Claus Andersen, Partner
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Train giant back in court over bribery charges
Court proceedings against a multi-national company, accused of paying around £5million ($8million) in bribes to officials, will resume in the New Year.
The case against Alstom Network UK has been adjourned, with a case management hearing scheduled to take place on January 28th next year.
The company, a subsidiary of the Paris-based train and turbine maker, faces six charges of corruption and conspiracy to corrupt, having allegedly paid money to win business in India, Poland and Tunisia between 2000 and 2006.
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) filed the charges in July this year, following a five year investigation of Alstom’s affairs.
If convicted, the firm faces substantial fines or a ban from competing for public contracts in the European Union.
At Royds, our experts in the Corporate Commercial team can provide comprehensive advice on all aspects of The Bribery Act and how companies can ensure they comply with the legislation – introduced three years ago to curb corrupt practices in business. For more information please visit or contact Claus Andersen.
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