The Serious Fraud Office is an independent government department, operating under the superintendence of the Attorney General.  Its purpose is to protect society by investigating and, if appropriate, prosecuting those who commit serious or complex fraud, bribery and corruption and pursuing them and others for the proceeds of their crime.  It operates in line with its statutory purpose and policies.  Its Director is David Green CB QC.

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31 July 2015

SFO opens investigation into SOMA Oil & Gas

The SFO confirmed today that it has opened a criminal investigation into SOMA Oil & Gas Holdings Ltd, SOMA Oil & Gas Exploration Limited, SOMA Management Limited and others in relation to allegations of corruption ...

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Speeches

20 May 2015

Ben Morgan: Compliance and cooperation

Ben Morgan, Joint Head of Bribery and Corruption, at the Global Anti-Corruption and Compliance in Mining Conference


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The multi-agency Project Bloom has issued an update concerning the change in law allowing people aged 55 and over to access their pension pots.

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