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House Of Lords' Bribery Act Report Asks The Right Questions
The House of Lords Bribery Act 2010 Committee published its "post-legislative scrutiny" report on March 14, 2019.
4 Jul 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
Case Note: KBR Inc. v SFO
On 6 September 2018 the UK High Court handed down its judgment in the application for judicial review brought by KBR Inc. ("KBR") against the Director of the Serious Fraud Office ("SFO").
28 Sep 2018
New Commission Moves Quickly On Enforcement
Within a week of the ceremonial swearing in of its last commissioner, the now fully formed Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued 17 enforcement orders and filed one complaint.
United States
20 Sep 2018
Second Circuit Limits Government's Ability To Prosecute Foreign Persons And Companies For Conspiracy To Violate The FCPA
On August 24, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a significant ruling regarding the reach of the FCPA over foreign companies and individuals in United States v. Hoskins, No. 16-CR-1010.
United States
29 Aug 2018
UK Courts Raise The Bar To US Extradition
On 31 July 2018, the Administrative Division of the High Court of England and Wales blocked the extradition of Stuart Scott to the United States.
14 Aug 2018
The Bribery Act 2010 – Post-Legislative Scrutiny
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").
3 Jul 2018
The Case Of AL- Disclosure Rights And Privilege In The Age Of DPAs
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.
27 Jun 2018
The FCA's Enforcement Outlook for 2018
On 21 March 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") published a consultation document setting out its approach to enforcement for 2018.
17 May 2018
Case Note: Bilta v RBS
In Bilta (UK) Limited v Royal Bank of Scotland [2017] EWHC 3535 (Ch), the High Court once again addressed the application of legal privilege to documents prepared in the course of an internal investigation.
21 Feb 2018
DOJ Announces New FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy
Today, "[d]ue to the unique issues presented in FCPA matters," Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced a new FCPA corporate enforcement policy published in a revision to the United States Attorneys' Manual.
United States
30 Nov 2017
The Failure To Prevent Tax Evasion
In Baker v. Aetna, (U.S. Northern District Court of Texas, 2017), Charlize Marie Baker filed claims against her employer and Aetna after having been denied benefits under the health plan...
13 Nov 2017
Less ‘Boondoggle', More ‘Fair, Reasonable And Proportionate': The Use Of Corporate Monitors In UK Deferred Prosecution Agreements
A common feature of corporate criminal disposal in the US for several decades, the use of corporate monitors in the UK in the same period has been, at best, sporadic.
16 Aug 2017
Review of UK agencies responsible for tackling economic crime
On Monday 13 March the Financial Times, in an article titled 'UK economic crime agencies given fitness test', reported on comments made by the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, alluding to a review of the agencies tasked with tackling financial crime.
United States
20 Mar 2017
Lessons Learned From The Rolls-Royce Deferred Prosecution Agreement
On 17 January 2017, Sir Brian Leveson, the President of the Queen's Bench Division, declared that the proposed Deferred Prosecution Agreement ("DPA") between the SFO and Rolls-Royce plc and Rolls-Royce Energy Systems Inc (together, "Rolls-Royce") was in the interests of justice and that its terms were fair, reasonable, and proportionate.
United States
21 Feb 2017
Global Anti-Bribery Year-In-Review: 2016 Developments And Predictions For 2017
After a decline in recent years of the use of external monitors to oversee post-resolution remediation, 2016 saw a marked uptick in their use.
8 Feb 2017
False Claims Act: 2016 Year-in-Review
In 2016, the Department of Justice (DOJ) continued to give high priority to False Claims Act (FCA) investigations and prosecutions.
United States
1 Feb 2017
Anti-Money Laundering Enforcement: The Rise Of Individual Liability For Compliance Professionals
Individual AML compliance officers appear to be increasingly threatened with liability for failure to detect and prevent wrongdoing at their financial institutions.
United States
22 Dec 2016
Criminal Finances Bill Proposes Some Intrusive & Impractical POCA Measures
On 25 October 2016, the Criminal Finances Bill 2016–2017 (the "Bill") had its second reading in the House of Commons and passed without objection. In addition to containing the proposed new offence of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion, the Bill is the vehicle being used to implement the legislative elements of the Government's Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-Terrorist Finance Action Plan.
5 Nov 2016
Civil Penalties Set To Increase Significantly, Many Present Retroactivity Concerns
Over the past several months, many federal agencies have adopted rules significantly increasing the maximum civil monetary penalties (CMPs) they can potentially impose.
United States
11 Aug 2016
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