On 14 October, an article from Herbert Smith Freehills reported on a renewed appeal against a ruling which had determined that the SFO can require a foreign company to produce documents held overseas, pursuant to section 2(3) of the Criminal Justice Act 1987. The High Court had held that the provisions had extraterritorial application to foreign companies in respect of documents held abroad, where there was “a sufficient connection between the company and the jurisdiction”. It is said that the Appeal went ahead, notwithstanding that, in August 2020, KBR Group stated that the US DoJ and the SFO were no longer continuing the underlying investigation into it, in respect of alleged corrupt payments to Monaco consultancy Unaoil.
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