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F.H. Bertling Ltd

On 13 July 2016, F.H. Bertling Ltd and seven individuals were charged, by requisition, in connection with a Serious Fraud Office investigation. The SFO alleges that Peter Ferdinand, Marc Schweiger, Stephen Emler, Joerg Blumberg, Dirk Juergensen, Giuseppe Morreale, Ralf Petersen and F.H. Bertling Ltd conspired together and with others to make corrupt payments, contrary to section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906 and section 1 of the Criminal Law Act 1977, to an agent of the Angolan state oil company, Sonangol, to allow F.H. Bertling Ltd. to conduct its freight forwarding business operations in Angola and/or to assist F.H. Bertling Ltd. to retain contracts, be paid for contracts and/or be awarded contracts for the supply of freight forwarding services in the country.

The alleged activity occurred between January 2004 and December 2006.

F.H. Bertling Ltd and the above-named individuals were requisitioned to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 4 August 2016. A full breakdown of charges can be found below.

The next court appearance for F.H. Bertling and others will be a pre-trial hearing on 20 July 2017, at Southwark Crown Court.

Defendants

Peter Ferdinand, Marc Schweiger, Stephen Emler, Joerg Blumberg, Dirk Juergensen, Giuseppe Morreale, Ralf Petersen and F.H. Bertling Ltd

Conspiracy to make corrupt payments, contrary to section (1) of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906  and section (1) of the Criminal Law Act 1977.

Page published on 22 Jul 2016 | Page modified on 23 Jan 2017