Mondaq UK: Criminal Law
Jones Day
On 28 March 2017, the FCA announced that Tesco plc and Tesco Stores Limited ("Tesco") had agreed to committing market abuse in relation to a trading update published on 29 August 2014.
Field Fisher
Yesterday saw the publication of Mrs Justice Andrews' judgment in the claim brought by the Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) against Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Ltd.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
The Criminal Finance Act 2017 received Royal Assent on April 27, 2017, making its way onto the statute book before the halting of Parliamentary business ahead of this year's general election.
Field Fisher
The Criminal Finances Act received Royal Assent last week.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The High Court of Justice of England and Wales ("The High Court") recently provided a rare insight into the difficulties that companies and individuals may face when challenging the basis of a SFO...
WilmerHale
On 23 March 2017, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ("OECD") published the results of its Phase 4 review of the UK's implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention (the "Convention").
Kemp Little LLP
The UK Government begins its consultation for potential changes to law on corporate criminal liability for economic crime
Gowling WLG
In our November alert titled 'Letters of Credit: When not to pay' we highlighted the potential impact of a recent case concerning a bank's obligation to pay out under a letter of credit.
Latham & Watkins
The UK's growing focus on corporate criminal liability was seen in two recent pieces of news.
Bennett Jones LLP
The English Court of Appeal recently upheld an order freezing £4.4 million (US $5.35 million) allegedly obtained through a corruption scheme involving Chadian diplomats and a Canadian oil and gas company
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Nearly every multi-national company conducts business using a combination of its own employees and third parties it hires to perform essential tasks.
Blaser Mills
The fixed penalty for using a handheld mobile phone while driving will double from a £100 fine and three points on the licence, to a £200 fine and six points.
Giambrone
America's Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced its intention of pursuing organisations involved in binary options fraud across the globe.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
Fraud is rarely proved in practice. So a High Court decision in 2016 which prevented payment under a standby letter of credit on the basis that the demand presented under the SBLC was untrue...
Blaser Mills
From April 2017, magistrates will have the power to impose more punitive sentences on motoring offenders.
Field Fisher
The Serious Fraud Office has entered into a significant Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with Rolls-Royce PLC. Approved in principle by Sir Brian Leveson QC on 16 January 2017.
Field Fisher
The Financial Conduct Authority has successfully prosecuted two individuals for insider dealing, one for passing on inside information he acquired at work and the other for trading on the basis...
Taylor Wessing
It looks as though 2017 will be another busy year in the corporate crime world, with potentially major implications for individuals and corporates alike.
Taylor Wessing
Earlier this month, the court approved the SFO's third and largest ever Deferred Prosecution Agreement (‘DPA'), which will require Rolls Royce Plc to pay over £600 million in fines and costs to various agencies.
Taylor Wessing
This month our Corporate Crime and Fraud unit provides its insights on the recent amendments to the Criminal Finances Bill...
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Songhai Advisory LLP
Dutch and Italian authorities are investigating the role of Shell and its partner Eni in the deal.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The proposal responds to recent pressure on the UK government to enhance the transparency of foreign property investment...
WilmerHale
In recent years, a perception has developed that compliance officers have personally become more exposed to regulatory and government enforcement action.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
The Criminal Finance Act 2017 received Royal Assent on April 27, 2017, making its way onto the statute book before the halting of Parliamentary business ahead of this year's general election.
Latham & Watkins
An ICSID tribunal has unanimously rejected a claimant's attempt to temporarily suspend a State-initiated criminal investigation involving two of its witnesses.
WilmerHale
On 23 March 2017, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ("OECD") published the results of its Phase 4 review of the UK's implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention (the "Convention").
Field Fisher
The Criminal Finances Act received Royal Assent last week.
Goodman Derrick LLP
In First Subsea Ltd v Balltec Ltd and others [2017] EWCA Civ 186 the Court of Appeal had to make a judgment on whether a director found to be in breach of fiduciary duty could rely on a limitation defence...
Pinsent Masons LLP
A high percentage of UK executives are unaware of the impending introduction of new laws which could make a business's failure to prevent tax evasion by its employees and agents a criminal offence...
Pinsent Masons LLP
Bank of England governor Mark Carney has called for punitive fines for misconduct to be replaced by individual incentives in a bid to bring about cultural change in the financial industry.
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