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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
In The Hague last week, Europol held meetings with a significant number of prominent cryptocurrency exchanges, payment processors and digital wallet providers to consider how to
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.
WilmerHale
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.
Jones Day
Money laundering is front-page news. A UK Parliamentary Committee report titled "Moscow's Gold" warned that UK national security was endangered as a result of turning a blind eye to Russia's "dirty money".
Jones Day
High-profile money laundering incidents have caught the attention of lawmakers and enforcement authorities in the United Kingdom.
Mishcon de Reya
Head of Mishcon de Reya's White Collar Crime & Investigations Group Alison Levitt QC featured on BBC Radio 4's Law in Action programme ...
WilmerHale
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").
Fasken
Southwark Crown Court is a designated centre for many of the UK's serious fraud and white-collar crime jury trials. It is a drab building in a stunning location.
Dentons
When a villain impersonates a property owner and runs off with the purchase money, which honest party should be liable for the loss: the true owner of the property, the seller's solicitor...
WilmerHale
On 19 April 2018 the High Court handed down its judgment in the case R (on the application of AL) v Serious Fraud Office. The Claimant (AL) is a current defendant in criminal proceedings brought by the SFO.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On June 11, 2018, the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority published a "Dear CEO" letter to U.K. authorized banks, setting out its views on best practice that banks should adopt ...
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WilmerHale
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").
Rahman Ravelli Solicitors
Syedur Rahman and Nicola Sharp examine the merits of compliance committees and how improving your compliance measures can help you, even while you are under investigation, in global corruption cases.
Travers Smith LLP
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.
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
New guidelines from the Sentencing Council for England and Wales published 05 July and coming into force 01 October include longer sentences for those offenders ...
Mayer Brown
The Pensions Ombudsman has decided that a scheme administrator's failure to send the Pensions Regulator's pension fraud warning leaflet to a member requesting a transfer, and to carry out due diligence checks on...
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On July 20, 2018, the Law Commission published a substantial consultation paper entitled "Anti-Money Laundering: the SARs Regime," seeking views on proposals to reform the law of England ...
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On 19 June 2018, the Fifth Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
Dentons
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...
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On July 19, 2018, the U.K.'s Serious Fraud Office announced that two former bankers that had been convicted of conspiracy to defraud for manipulating the Euro Interbank Offered Rate (EURIBOR) ...
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