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The Criminal Finances Bill and HMRC guidance on prevention procedures

We examine the various provisions set out in the Criminal Finances Bill and the draft guidance provided by HMRC.
29 November 2016


How to stay on the right side of UK anti-bribery legislation

We explain how to help the waste industry get the right policies in place to deal with the strict liability regime under the UK's Bribery Act 2010.
22 November 2016

Bribery, bungs and back-handers: football agents, managers and criminal liability

This article explores the potential criminal offences committed by managers, agents and connected parties.
28 October 2016

Raising the Standard: ISO standard for anti-bribery controls

This briefing looks at the draft standard and how it may help in being able to demonstrate “adequate procedures” under the Bribery Act 2010.
30 September 2016

The Serious Fraud Office has its second deferred prosecution agreement approved

The SFO has had its second DPA approved in respect of an offence under the Bribery Act 2010. This DPA sheds further light onto how such agreements are likely to work in the future.
25 August 2016


New corporate offences for failure to prevent facilitation of tax evasion

The Government has accelerated plans to introduce a new strict liability corporate offence for failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion in the UK and overseas.
18 May 2016


Cybercrime: a guide to recognition, prevention and protection

Commercial entities' reliance on IT exposes businesses to the risk of falling victim to cybercrime. This briefing sets out the key scams and how companies can make themselves less susceptible to them.
27 April 2016


Sweett victory: Lessons learned from Sweett Group’s Bribery Act conviction

The first company to be convicted of the “corporate offence” under Section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010 has now been sentenced. This article provides guidance as to the dos and don'ts around bribery.
23 March 2016

Method in the MADness: The new Market Abuse Regulation

The EU's market abuse framework will shortly be overhauled as the Market Abuse Directive is repealed by the Market Abuse Regulation. This briefing summarises key changes to the market abuse regime.
26 February 2016


Testing Times: Criminal culpability in the Volkswagen emissions scandal

This briefing explores the criminal prosecutions that might be brought against Volkswagen and/or its officials under UK law, after admitting it falsified diesel-fuelled vehicle emissions readings.
29 January 2016


The Giant Awakens: Bribery Act 2010

We explain the significance of three new cases since the implementation of the Bribery Act 2010 and give practical guidance on minimising the risk of organisations committing the offence.
23 December 2015


Ignorance is (not) bliss: SMEs fail to appreciate Bribery Act 2010

A survey commissioned by the Ministry of Justice and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills shows a lack of awareness of the Bribery Act 2010 amongst small and medium sized enterprises.
19 August 2015
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