Mukul Chawla QC and Paul Sharkey

Mukul Chawla QC and Paul Sharkey prosecuted Wassim Tappuni, a medical procurement expert, for offences of conspiracy to corrupt

Tappuni, while engaged as a Consultant to the World Bank, entered into corrupt agreements with medical supply companies across Europe in relation to bids that they were making for tenders to supply medical equipment to hospitals and laboratories in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Over a four year period, Tappuni received just under £1.7m in relation to contracts worth a total of some £43 million awarded to the medical supply companies.

Following a trial lasting eight weeks at Southwark Crown Court, Tappuni was convicted on all 13 counts that he faced and will be sentenced on 22 September 2017.