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Market abuse update April 2015

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • Australia, European Union, United Kingdom, USA
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  • April 16 2015

2014 was marked by record fines for benchmarkmManipulation globally, criminal prosecutions for insider trading and market manipulation, and the first

UK: new publications

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 8 2015

BIS has published Guidance for employers on whistleblowing, available here. It contains recommendations for writing and promoting whistleblowing

Concurrent competition powers for the Financial Conduct Authority and Payment Systems Regulator

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 1 2015

On 1 April 2015 the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) obtained new concurrent competition powers under the Competition Act 1998 (CA98) and the

Serious Crime Bill receives Royal Assent

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 13 2015

The Serious Crime Bill received Royal Assent on 3 March 2015 and will now enter into force as the Serious Crime Act 2015 (the "Act"). It introduces

UK: review of tribunal fees; prohibition on enforced subject access requests for criminal records; FCAPRA whistleblowing proposals

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 5 2015

The Business Secretary is reported to have launched a review of employment tribunal fees in light of inaction from the Ministry of Justice (see here

Proposed amendments to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 would offer protection from civil liability to those reporting suspicions of money laundering

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 22 2015

As some readers will be aware, the House of Commons is currently considering the Serious Crime Bill 2014 (the "Bill"), which proposes amendments to

Proposed amendments to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 would offer protection from civil liability to those reporting suspicions of money laundering

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • January 22 2015

Serious Crime Bill 2014 As some readers will be aware, the House of Commons is currently considering the Serious Crime Bill 2014 (the "Bill"), which

Market abuse update

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • Australia, European Union, France, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA
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  • December 15 2014

The FCA has continued to build on the strong track record of civil and criminal enforcement action against abusive conduct and manipulation, notably

Three convicted in £23m green biofuel trial

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 9 2014

Three individuals have been convicted following a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation into the promotion of unregulated pension and investment

Corporate Crime Update - November 2014 - United KingdomEurope

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • November 30 2014

HM Treasury has published an advisory notice on money laundering and terrorist financing controls in overseas jurisdictions. The notice has been