The Federal Republic of Nigeria v Royal Dutch Shell Plc & Anor  EWHC 1315 (Comm) - Oil Prospecting Licence for block 245 (OPL 245) - 22 May 2020
The Federal Republic of Nigeria
Royal Dutch Shell Plc
Shell Exploration and Production Africa Ltd
Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited
Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited
Shell Nigeria Ultra Deep Limited
Shell Petroleum N.V.
Shell International Exploration and Production B.V.
Nigerian Agip Exploration Limited
Nigerian Agip Oil Company
Agip Energy and Natural Resources (Nigeria) Limited
Malabu Oil and Gas Limited
Energy Venture Partners Limited.
... In broad outline, the Claimant ('the FRN') has brought this action claiming that certain Nigerian oil rights, namely rights in respect of the Oil Prospecting Licence for block 245 ('OPL 245'), were procured by a fraudulent and corrupt scheme, in which the Defendants knowingly participated, and that the Defendants are liable to it for bribery, dishonest assistance and unlawful means conspiracy. ...