09 Feb 2017
Published in News

UK: High Court refuses to invervene in conduct of SFO investigation

In Soma Oil & Gas Ltd (“Soma”) v The Director of the Serious Fraud Office [2016] EWHC 2471 (Admin), the High Court dismissed Soma’s application for a mandatory order that the SFO bring an ongoing investigation to an end. The decision highlights the difficulties for companies and their directors and officers in seeking to challenge or fast-track regulatory investigations.