Re: Alstom (2018)

Alstom is a multi-national conglomerate with its headquarters in Paris. It is engaged in the transport and power markets. This case involved a multi-phase prosecution of the corporate and individuals in relation to bribery allegations occurring in multiple countries involving millions of pounds.

Mark Ellison QC represented Mr Jean-Daniel Lainé, the global head of compliance alleged to have acted ‘as the company’ and sole basis for prosecution of the company.  He was acquitted.  Mark was instructed by Stephen Pollard of WilmerHale.

Rachna Gokani represented Robert Hallett, who was acquitted at the conclusion of a three month trial.  She was instructed by James Carlton of Fox Williams.

David Spens QC and Philip Evans QC represented Nicholas Reynolds, the Global Sales and Technology Director for bribery in respect of two contracts worth €225 million to refurbish a Lithuanian power station in 2004-2005. They were instructed by Ed Grange of Corker Binning and represented the client through to appeal.

Crispin Aylett QC and Philip Stott prosecuted the matter on behalf of the SFO.  The prosecution resulted in 5 convictions.

This case was reported widely in the press by the Independent, the FT and Bloomberg