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English High Court clarifies scope of fraud exception to litigation privilege

  • A&L Goodbody
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • September 23 2014

In a recent English case, JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov and others 2014 EWHC 2788 (Comm), the High Court held that certain communications between a

Briber loses all

  • Collyer Bristow LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 24 2014

Society as a whole is rightly taking an increasingly dim view about bribery both here and overseas, as witnessed by the recent Bribery Act. The

Using evidence obtained in criminal proceedings in a civil claim to recover the proceeds of corruption: a guidance note

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • May 22 2013

There are a variety of mechanisms to recover stolen public funds and bribes, each with its own advantages and disadvantages and with the

R v Innospec Limited - Serious Fraud Office judicially criticised over Innospec global settlement

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • March 31 2010

On 26 March 2010, Lord Justice Thomas, at Southwark Crown Court handed down a sentencing judgment for Innospec Limited who had pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to corrupt

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

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • 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

Serious Fraud Office secures first contested conviction for overseas corruption

  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
  • -
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • -
  • September 10 2014

A court in the United Kingdom recently sentenced four former employees of Innospec, Ltd. for conspiracy to commit corruption. Two of the four

When are a Judge’s findings admissible in ACCA disciplinary proceedings?

  • Burges Salmon LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 10 2014

The findings of a judge in court proceedings concerning the behaviour of an ACCA member may give rise to, or at least be relevant to, subsequent

Deferred Prosecution Agreements: the US experience and the UK potential

  • Dentons
  • -
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • -
  • July 14 2014

Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) have been used in the US for over 20 years. The UK has recently brought into force the laws allowing certain

Bribes and secret commission held on trust for the principal?

  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • -
  • September 15 2014

In July 2014 the Supreme Court handed down judgment in FHR European Ventures LLP and others v Cedar Capital Partners LLC 2014 UKSC 45. This case

Who 'owns' a bribe - the recipient or victim?

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 29 2011

The Court of Appeal has given judgment in Sinclair Investments (UK) Limited v Versailles Trading Finance Limited & Others (2011 EWCA Civ 347), firmly dismissing the appeal - and the defendants' cross appeal - from the judgment of Mr Justice Lewison of 30 June 2011