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Shearman & Sterling LLP
On July 18, 2018, the European Banking Authority published final Guidelines on fraud reporting under the revised Payment Services Directive. PSD2 aims to increase the security of electronic payments ...
Mishcon de Reya
Following the release of the names of two Russian nationals wanted in connection with the attempted murder of former Russian spy, Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, reports indicate that the...
On 5 September the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in the long-awaited, and much discussed, case of SFO v ENRC.
By extension, we may find ourselves dealing with a different kind of SFO.
Arnold & Porter
On Wednesday 5 September 2018, the Court of Appeal Civil Division delivered its judgment in the much-anticipated appeal of Director of the Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation [2018] EWCA Civ 2006.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Many of the investors were elderly and vulnerable and suffered life-changing losses.
Herbert Smith Freehills
The High Court has ordered indemnity costs against a claimant who made repeated and serious allegations of fraud against the defendants and then discontinued the proceedings without explanation
Giambrone & Partners
Cyber crime and the closely linked financial fraud crime rose by more than a third between 2012 -2017, according to Action Fraud, the national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre which is monitored and overseen by the City of London police.
Mishcon de Reya
On 16 August, he was sentenced to 16 months' imprisonment.
Mishcon de Reya
In June 2018 it was formally announced that Lisa Osofsky will be the next Director of the SFO.
Clyde & Co
It's time to consider whether crime victim compensation funds should be used to provide compensation to victims of mass shootings.
Withers LLP
Being served with a Search Order will most likely catch you off guard.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On 21 June 2018, the House of Lords Select Committee on the Bribery Act 2010 called for evidence for its scrutiny of the Bribery Act.
Withers LLP
Along with freezing orders, search orders are another powerful tool the English Courts use in the fight against alleged fraudsters.
Withers LLP
Worldwide freezing orders are one of the most powerful weapons of the English Courts. But how do you get one and what will it do?
Withers LLP
This can be an incredibly daunting prospect with very real implications.
Bell Lax Solicitors
It has long been established that solicitors owe their clients a duty of care, especially when it comes to protecting their clients' money.
Mishcon de Reya
The Serious Fraud Office has intimated it will now routinely expect companies to hand over written notes from any interviews carried out as part of an internal investigation.
Anti-corruption investigations and enforcement actions in the United Kingdom have continued to gather pace over the past 12 months. The commencement and pursuit of numerous high-profile investigations and prosecutions by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), as well as the UK's other investigative, regulatory and prosecutorial bodies, ...
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
What can be observed is that a business asserting it has an 'ethical culture' is not going to be sufficient in the absence of any evidence to support that claim.
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In the first contested prosecution under section 7 of the UK's Bribery Act 2010 (the "Act"), a Londonbased interiors company has been found guilty of the 'corporate offence' of failing to prevent bribery.
On 9 May 2018, the UK House of Lords appointed a Select Committee, chaired by Lord Saville of Newdigate, to scrutinise the implementation and enforcement of the UK Bribery Act 2010 ("the Act").
On the 20 July, the Law Commission published a consultation paper on the reform of aspects of the anti-money laundering regime in Part 7 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) and the counter...
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
Since the publication of our November 2017 issue, the following significant cross-border prosecutions, settlements and developments have occurred.
Carey Olsen
The UK Criminal Finances Act 2017 (the CFA) has been in force since 30 September 2017.
Duff and Phelps
In this edition of Regulatory Focus, the experts in Duff & Phelps' UK Compliance and Regulatory Consulting team, provide a detailed synopsis of the latest news and publications issued by the Financial Conduct Authority during July 2018.
Mayer Brown
In a keenly awaited judgment, the Court of Appeal has held that documents prepared during an internal investigation are protected by litigation privilege.
Jones Day
On July 17, 2018, Japan signed an Economic Partnership Agreement ("Japan-EU EPA") with the European Union ("EU"). Once the Japan-EU EPA is implemented, 99 percent of EU custom duties and 94 percent of Japanese customs duties will be eliminated.
Brodies LLP
All too commonly courts hear cases in which the claimant alleges, through exaggeration or lies, that they suffered severe injuries as a result of a harmless accident.
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