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Government resurrects proposed corporate offence of failing to prevent economic crime

The Government has announced proposals for a new corporate offence of failure to prevent economic crime. 
16 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The EU's market abuse framework will shortly be overhauled as the Market Abuse Directive is repealed by the Market Abuse Regulation.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


LIBOR Prison Blues: SFO secures 14 year sentence for trader

A former UBS and Citigroup trader, Tom Hayes, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison after he was found guilty of conspiring to manipulate LIBOR, one of the most severe SFO sentences to date.
14 August 2015


Protecting cash from criminality: when property becomes criminal for purposes of POCA 2002

In R v GH [2015] UKSC 24, the Supreme Court considered the law relating to money laundering prosecutions. We review the judgement and give practical reminders on their money laundering obligations.
05 August 2015


Serious Crime Act 2015 provides protection from civil liability

Section 37 of the Serious Crime Act 2015 which came into force on 1 June 2015 is likely to be welcomed by those operating in the regulated sector. We take a closer look.
08 June 2015


Over privileged and under investigation: SFO challenges use of privilege

The SFO has expressed dissatisfaction with businesses that use legal privilege as a defence against disclosing documentation while under investigation and vows to challenge this in the Courts.
22 May 2015


Gambling, money laundering and reasonable suspicion: a bank's right to freeze accounts

The High Court ruled in Iraj Parvizi v Barclays Bank Plc that a bank freezing a customer's bank account where there was a real suspicion of money laundering did not constitute a breach of contract.
23 April 2015
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