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Jonathan Fisher QC quoted in Law Society Gazette on Thailand Corruption Probe

Jonathan Fisher QC has been quoted in a recent Law Society Gazette article entitled, ‘Thailand corruption probe: SFO keeps its own counsel’.

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has kept tight-lipped over whether it is withholding information from Thailand about corruption allegations because of the country’s human rights record.

Authorities in Thailand opened an investigation into engineering giant Rolls-Royce after the company’s £671m deferred prosecution agreement with the SFO. Thailand is reported to be considering introducing the death penalty for corruption cases.

Jonathan noted that in any case of cooperation where assistance is being sought from another country the UK will ‘have on its mind’ how the information is going to be used.  Whilst not commenting on Thailand directly, he said: ‘If you are giving information to an authority whose human rights record is not in line with yours then that obviously presents difficulties.’

Read the full article in The Law Society Gazette here.

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