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Continuation Of First Corporate Manslaughter Trial In England And Wales In Doubt
The first trial under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 has been subject to delay, certain charges have been dropped and there are now doubts as to whether the trial will continue.
9 Dec 2010
The Bribery Act 2010: Are Your Measures Adequate?
The Bribery Act 2010, which comes into force in April 2011, aims to provide an effective legal framework to address an issue which is an increasing problem, in both the public and private sector, at both a domestic and international level.
8 Dec 2010
OFT Fines 103 Construction Companies For Breach Of Competition Law
On 22 September 2009, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) brought its five year investigation into bid-rigging in the construction industry to a conclusion, imposing fines of £129.5 million on 103 contractors.
2 Nov 2009
The Further Rise Of The “Illegality Defence” In Corporate Fraud Cases
The latest ruling in the US Parmalat litigation has dismissed claims against Grant Thornton and Bank of America on the grounds that the claimant Parmalat companies were themselves involved in the underlying frauds.
8 Oct 2009
Off On A Tangent: Fraud Claims And Lost Trading Profits
Claims to recover losses on derivatives are often as speculative as the trades themselves.
15 May 2009
Lender Claims And Mortgage Fraud Team
BLG has recently launched its specialist Lender Claims and Mortgage Fraud team to assist clients in dealing with the large increase in lender claims which has begun to hit the market.
9 Jan 2009
Reporting Client Fraud To The SFO – Issues For Professional Firms To Consider
On 15 December 2008, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) announced that it had written to senior partners and managing partners of leading UK accountancy and legal firms asking them to report suspected fraud.
9 Jan 2009
What Lies Beneath
In the current climate it is, unfortunately, becoming increasingly common to see claims against professionals that include allegations of dishonesty. An allegation of dishonesty can have reputational and financial consequences for individuals, firms and their professional liability insurers, and requires a rigorous and careful analysis.
21 Aug 2008
Mortgage Fraud Revisited
Many professionals will recall the boom property market of the mid-to-late 1980s and the consequent aggressive lending policies of banks and building societies.
7 Aug 2007
Backdating? Not An Option!
In this article we explain what lies behind the ongoing SEC investigations and related US litigation in respect of allegations that certain directors of well known companies wrongly backdated stock options for their own benefit. We look at the nature of the liabilities to which these allegations may give rise and consider whether and to what extent directors of English companies may face similar problems. We also look briefly at the D&O coverage implications.
4 Jan 2007
Property Professionals’ Liability Briefing, Autumn 2006
The recent press coverage of suspected mortgage fraud is a reminder that the widespread mortgage fraud uncovered in the 1980s and 1990s is still with us and thriving. However, the bad news for valuers and insurers is that the mortgage stories making the news may only be the tip of the iceberg.
2 Nov 2006
Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Review, Summer 2006
The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 come into force on 1 October 2006 and, subject to some significant points of detail, broadly follow the pattern of other anti-discrimination regimes. It will now be unlawful not only to discriminate directly or indirectly against a person based upon their age, but also on the basis of their ‘perceived’ age – a concept that could prove difficult to apply in practice.
14 Aug 2006
Commercial Dispute Resolution Briefing - July 2006
Acceptance of FA rules submitting disputes to arbitration constitutes a waiver of rights under Article 6 of the European Convention of Human Rights
14 Aug 2006
UK Directors in the US Dock
The Extradition Act 2003 was introduced primarily as a counter-terrorism measure. That said, in respect of more than 40 applications for extradition that have been made since the Act came into force, over half relate to white collar crime.
8 Aug 2006
Corporate Fraud And The Sarbox Culture
Corporate fraud continues to be a hot topic in the United States with high profile indictments of company executives, the loss of billions of dollars of shareholders’ money and, in some cases, the loss of thousands of jobs. This news story covers some of the key developments to date, providing the background for our centre-page feature on revenue recognition.
5 Jul 2006
Discounting L/Cs - The Perils Of Fraud
One of the recognised, but limited, exceptions to the obligations of an Issuing Bank or a Confirming Bank to make payments under an irrevocable letter of credit is where the bank is aware that the beneficiary of the credit is acting fraudulently in presenting documents under it.
31 May 2006
Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Review: Spring 2006
In Autumn 2001 we devoted an edition of this Review to a detailed examination of the then recently published final proposals of the Company Law Reform (‘CLR’) steering group. At the time of the CLR proposals, no one imagined that it would then take another four and a half years for a new Companies Bill to be introduced into Parliament. Along the way, much has happened to alter the liability landscape for directors and therefore the precise shape of these further reforms.
19 Apr 2006
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