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”.

This premium content is reserved for
Legal Week Subscribers.

Subscribe today to get ALL ACCESS and 15% off!

A premium subscription gives you access to all articles and provides:

  • Trusted insight, news and analysis from the UK and across the globe
  • Connections to senior business lawyers within the leading law firms and legal departments
  • Unique access to ALM’s unrivalled, market-leading reporting in the US and Asia and cutting-edge research, including Legal Week’s UK Top 50 and Global 100 rankings
  • The Legal Week Daily News Alert, Editor’s Highlights, and Breaking News digital newsletters and more, plus a choice of over 70 ALM newsletters
  • Optimized access on all of your devices: desktop, tablet and mobile
  • Complete access to the site’s full archive of more than 56,000 articles

Subscribe Now For All Access

For enterprise-wide or corporate enquiries, please contact Paul Reeves on Preeves@alm.com or call on +44 (0) 203 875 0651