A judge in Milan has ordered high-profile figures from Eni and Shell to stand trial over an international corruption case in Nigeria.
The judge named Eni Chief Executive Claudio Descalzi and his predecessor Paolo Scaroni, together with Shell's former executive director for upstream international, Malcolm Brinded.
The trial will start on 5 March 2018. Shell and Eni will also have to stand trial as legal entities, as will mediator Luigi Bisignani and former Nigerian Petroleum Minister Dan Etete.
The case concerns alleged bribery and corruption over the purchase of Oil Prospecting...