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Insider traders ordered to pay £180,000 in costs and disgorgement of profits

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 3 2009

Former General Counsel of TTP Communications Christopher McQuoid, and his father-in-law, James William Melbourne have been ordered to pay £180,000 in costs and disgorgement of profits

JMLSG publishes final amendments to its guidance on prevention of money launderingcombating terrorist financing

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 6 2010

The Joint Money Laundering Steering Committee Group (JMLSG) has published the final amendments to Part I and Part II of its guidance on "Prevention of money launderingcombating terrorist financing: Guidance for the UK financial sector", following a review of the proposed amendments to Part I in August and Part II in September 2009

SFO to investigate Kaupthing hf

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 6 2010

On 16 December 2009, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) announced that it will commence an investigation into suspected fraud offences committed in the UK by Icelandic bank, Kaupthing hf

SFO charges three individuals in international commercial loans and rent fraud

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 6 2010

Edward Davenport, Martin Riley and David Horsfall have been charged with conspiracy to defraud and money laundering offences following a SFO investigation, which involved companies operated by the individuals

FSA fines Toronto Dominion £7 million for repeated failings

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 6 2010

The FSA has fined Toronto Dominion Bank (London Branch) £7 million for repeated system and control failings in relation to the pricing of sophisticated financial products which forced the bank to make a negative adjustment of CAD$96 million in July 2008

Bribery Bill latest developments

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 6 2010

The Bribery Bill had its second reading on 9 December 2009, during which the following issues were discussed: the government's commitment to take action against bribery; the impact of bribery and corrupt practices in developing countries; and the main provisions in the Bill

Six charged in £50 million mortgage fraud

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 6 2010

The SFO has charged six individuals in relation to a number of high-value commercial mortgage frauds

FSA bans insurance brokers for concealing criminal record from FSA

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 6 2010

The FSA has banned Faraz Ahmed Siddique and Waqas Ahmed Siddique on the basis that they were not fit and proper persons in terms of honesty and integrity, and that therefore their approval to perform controlled functions at Aston Sterling Insurance should be withdrawn

Parliament discusses EU Sub-Committee's report on money laundering and financing of terrorism

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 6 2010

On 7 December 2009, Members of the House of Lords discussed the EU Sub-Committee on Home Affairs' report on money laundering and the financing of terrorism, following a request from the committee calling on the government to investigate how piracy and laundering the proceeds of crime contribute to the financing of terrorism

The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Market Abuse) Regulations 2009

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 6 2010

The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Market Abuse) Regulations 2009 were published on 30 November 2009