Fresh delay stalls Eni and Shell Nigeria bribery trial

Shell and EniA trial for oil giants Eni and Shell over alleged kickbacks paid during the purchase of an offshore oilfield in Nigeria was Monday (14 may 2018) pushed back to 20 June awaiting a ruling on an appeal made by Shell, Daily Mail reports.

The trial had originally been set to start in a Milan court in March but was transferred to another chamber due to a large number of pending cases and a new date had been set for 14 May.

The decision to delay proceedings a second time comes pending a ruling on an appeal by Shell set for 12 June concerning the legality of a decision regarding its defendants. In court Monday, the judge said that it would be prudent to await the outcome of the ruling before launching the corruption trial.