R (KBR Inc) v Director of the Serious Fraud Office [2021] 2 WLR 335

“The appeal arose from an investigation undertaken by the Serious Fraud Office into allegations of international corruption. It was concerned with the true construction of the power vested in the Director of the SFO by section 2(3) of the Criminal Justice At 1987 to serve a notice requiring the production of specified documents appearing to him or her to relate to any matter relevant to an ongoing criminal investigation into suspected offences of serious or complex fraud. Specifically, the issue before the court was whether that subsection had extra-territorial effect and could be deployed to compel the production of documents held overseas by a foreign-registered corporation with no registered office or fixed place of business in the UK and never having carried on business here ...”

ADDED Tuesday 23rd March 2021