High Court ruling reveals lawyer’s role in £380,000 aviation ‘bribe’
A senior City lawyer arranged for a £380,000 ‘bribe’ to be paid to a former Indian state official in a failed attempt to unlawfully secure a lucrative aviation contract for her clients, a High Court ruling has revealed. Gauri Advani, partner and head of national firm Eversheds’ India group, who worked at City firm Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) when the incident took place, was found to have negligently advised a consortium of travel agents on their attempt to win exclusive rights to sell Air India flights in the UK. The court found that Advani advised the travel agents outside the scope of her employment with DWS, and was acting instead as an independent deal broker.
High Court ruling reveals lawyer’s role in £380,000 aviation ‘bribe’ lawgazette.co.uk Thu, Feb 4, 2010