British American Tobacco retains Slaughters on SFO investigation over bribery allegations

Slaughters continues role for BAT on SFO bribery investigation

British American Tobacco (BAT) has retained Slaughter and May as sole legal adviser on a formal investigation by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) over allegations of bribery and corruption, Legal Week understands.

BAT said in a statement today (1 August) that it is investigating, with its lawyers, “allegations of misconduct”, and that it has been informed the SFO “has now opened a formal investigation”. BAT said it “intends to cooperate with that investigation”.

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