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SFO Director Highlights Difficulty Of Securing Convictions
Director of the Serious Fraud Office Lisa Osofsky used her annual Cambridge Symposium speech to emphasise the importance of international and corporate co-operation
9 Sep 2019
Teething Problems: The SFO's Annual Report And Leadership Review
Last month, the SFO published its Annual Report for the year ended 31 March 2019 (the Annual Report), the first since Lisa Osofsky began her tenure as Director in August 2018.
22 Aug 2019
UK Serious Fraud Office Publishes Corporate Co-Operation Guidance
On 6 August 2019, the UK Serious Fraud Office (‘SFO') published Corporate Co-operation Guidance (‘Guidance')
19 Aug 2019
Anti-Corruption Enforcement And Investigation
The year 2018 brought mixed news for anti-corruption and enforcement action in the UK.
2 Aug 2019
Anti-Money Laundering And Sanctions: Trends And Developments Emerging Under The Trump Administration
BSA/AML and sanctions matters continue to be a core focus of regulators, law enforcement agencies, policymakers and Congress, and the story of the Obama and Trump Administrations on AML and sanctions is one of general continuity.
United States
29 Jul 2019
W.I.R.E Debates: Law Commission Proposals On Suspicious Activity Reporting
The primary aim of the Law Commission's report was to address systemic problems in the SAR process to ensure that it is proportionate and efficient.
17 Jul 2019
Anti-Corruption In International Arbitration: A Toolkit For Arbitrators
Last month, the Competence Centre Arbitration and Crime, together with the Basel Institute on Governance, released a toolkit for arbitrators aimed at helping them to identify and deal...
United States
3 Jul 2019
House Approves Measure To Streamline Subpoena Enforcement
On June 11, the House of Representatives voted along party lines to approve a measure, titled Resolution 430, to streamline the ability to enforce subpoenas issued to the targets of congressional investigations.
United States
18 Jun 2019
Insider Trading Law Alert: Better The Devil You Know? Tipping Liability, Martoma And The Rise Of 18 U.S.C. § 1348
This revised opinion changed the landscape of tipping jurisprudence, at least in the Second Circuit.
United States
6 Jun 2019
DOJ Issues Updated Guidance On Evaluation Of Corporate Compliance Programs
On April 30, 2019, the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, Brian A. Benczkowski, announced an update to the DOJ's 2017 guidance document entitled Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs.
United States
6 Jun 2019
Dual-Track Money Laundering Investigations: One-Way Traffic?
Speaking at the Global Investigations Review Live event in London on 4th April, Mark Steward, Director of Enforcement and Market Oversight at the UK Financial Conduct Authority, addressed the audience on three subjects: ...
16 May 2019
SFO Director Attacks Privilege Ahead Of Corporate Guidance On Cooperation
This uncompromising position does not appear to leave much latitude to companies that wish to self-report and to assert their privilege rights.
30 Apr 2019
UK "Outsourcing Corporate Financial Crime Enforcement To The US", Claims Corruption Watch
Corruption Watch UK has claimed that "a company committing economic crime in the US is far more likely to be hit with criminal, civil and regulatory penalties than one in the UK."
5 Apr 2019
Did Tesco Act Too Hastily In Entering Into DPA Negotiations? (Serious Fraud Office v Tesco Stores Ltd)
On 29 October 2014, the SFO opened an investigation into Tesco Stores Ltd in relation to a suspected offence of false accounting, contrary to section 17 of the Theft Act 1968.
3 Apr 2019
The House Of Lords' Report On The Bribery Act 2010: A Glimpse Into The Future Of Economic Crime?
There are two aspects of the Committee's report that are worth considering in detail.
26 Mar 2019
The NCA Flexes Its Muscles With Account Freezing Orders
On 7 February 2019, the UK National Crime Agency announced that it had, for the first time, successfully used its powers of account freezing orders to forfeit over £400,000 from three UK bank accounts suspected of harbouring dirty money.
13 Mar 2019
CFTC Releases Enforcement Advisory Regarding Self Reporting And Cooperation For CEA Violations Involving Foreign Corrupt Practices
On March 6, 2019, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Division of Enforcement released an Enforcement Advisory on self-reporting and cooperation for violations of the CEA involving foreign corrupt practices.
United States
12 Mar 2019
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement In The Energy Sector
The year 2018 marked a year of active Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") enforcement, with a significant focus on the energy sector.
United States
11 Mar 2019
Transparency International Publishes Its 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index, UK Falls Out Of Top 10
Anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International has published its 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index ("CPI").
United States
13 Feb 2019
UK Receives Top Ranking Globally For Anti-Money Laundering And Terrorist Financing Measures
The reaction of anti-corruption campaigners, in contrast, has been far from positive.
5 Feb 2019
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