Petrofac appoints Ashurst partner and CLLS chair Sparrow on SFO probe

Veteran litigation partner and City of London Law Society chair to advise the oilfield company as investigation continues

Oilfield company Petrofac has hired Ashurst litigation partner and City of London Law Society (CLLS) chair Edward Sparrow, as it faces an ongoing Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation into its connection to the Unaoil corruption scandal.

Petrofac confirmed in a statement on Wednesday (9 August) that as a senior external specialist, Sparrow will oversee the company’s “management of, and response to, the investigation”.

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