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Corporate crime update - July 2014 - United Kingdom

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 4 2014

U.K. Prosecutors have announced that former News of the World editor Andy Coulson will face retrial over charges relating to alleged corruption of

SOCA v David Gale, Teresa Mandy Gale David Kenneth Gale, June Patricia Peel Queen's Bench Division 2009 EWHC 1015 (QB)

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

The Serious Organised Crime Agency has brought civil recovery proceedings under Part 5 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2005 in relation to recoverable property owned by David Gale either in his own name or in the names of his former wife, his son and his mother

Corporate crime update - July 2014 - Middle East

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Middle East, United Kingdom
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  • July 31 2014

The UK SFO confirmed that it made a number of arrests in connection with its probe into GPT Special Project Management Ltd (GPT), a subsidiary of

The FCA's financial crime priorities

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 16 2013

The Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") recently published two documents which provide additional information about its current supervisory and

Anti-money laundering and anti-bribery systems and controls at asset management firms: FCA thematic review

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 1 2013

In October 2013, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published the much-anticipated report of its thematic review into anti-money laundering (AML

Shah v HSBC: what duties do banks owe their customers when making SARs?

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 24 2009

Earlier this year, the High Court considered a claim by a customer against his bank in relation to its failure to process transactions whilst requests for consent under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) were pending with the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA

FSA fines bank and its former MLRO for failure to comply with anti-money laundering requirements

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 31 2012

In May 2012 the FSA issued Final Notices fining Habib Bank AG Zurich (“Habib”) £525,000 for failure to take reasonable care to establish and maintain adequate anti-money laundering (“AML”) systems and controls and fining its former Money Laundering Reporting Officer (“MLRO”) Syed Hussain £17,500 for failure to take reasonable steps to ensure that Habib complied with relevant AML requirements

Court of Appeal confirms account of profits available as remedy for dishonest assistance

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 17 2014

Some, if not quite born trustees, are appointed as such at the outset of a trust. Some achieve trusteeship at some later stage. And some have some

Principal's right to recover a bribe paid to a fiduciary proprietary or personal?

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 23 2011

The Privy Council decision of Attorney-General for Hong Kong v Reid 1994 1 AC 324 has generally been taken to hold that a principal has a proprietary right to a bribe paid to a fiduciary

The Fraud Act 2006 - the crackdown on fraud continues: no gain, no matter

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 18 2007

On 15 January 2007 the latest weapon in the fight against Financial Crime came into force in the form of the Fraud Act 2006