Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 128 (Jun)
Neutral Citation: [2012] EWHC 1674 (Admin)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court (London)

Gross LJ, Gloster J

Representation Julian Knowles QC and Louis Mably (instructed by Clifford Chance LLP, SNR Denton UK LLP and Allen & Overy LLP) for the first, second and fourth claimants.
  Hugo Keith QC (instructed by Simmons & Simmons) for the third claimant.
  Nigel Giffin QC and Duncan Atkinson (instructed by The Treasury Solicitor) for the first and second defendants.
  Khawar Qureshi QC (instructed by Quinn Emanuel) for the Prosecutor.
Judgment Dates: 20 June 2012


Bank - Account - Suspect transactions - Foreign prosecutor requesting information from Secretary of State for investigation of claimant banks - Secretary of State making request of Serious Fraud Office - Banks seeking judicial review of decisions - Whether decisions of Secretary of State and Serious Fraud Office to be quashed.

The Case

Bank Account. The Administrative Court allowed the claimant banks' application and quashed decisions of the Secretary of State and the Serious Fraud Office in respect of a letter of request sent by the Prosecutor of Milan regarding swap transactions agreed between the banks and the City of Milan

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