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The Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Bill may give FSA new enforcement powers and encourage it to use temporary cessation as a sanction

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • October 31 2007

In May 2007, the Cabinet Office and the Better Regulation Executive issued a consultation on a draft Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Bill (the “Bill”

Norwich Union fined £1.26million for information security lapses: FSA focus on internal policies takes principles-based regulation to the next level

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • December 21 2007

By final notice dated 17 December 2007, the FSA has fined Norwich Union Life ("NUL") £1.26 million for systems and controls failures relating to information security, which placed their customers at risk of financial crime

Contentious issues facing financial services institutions in Asia - key themes for 2008

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • China, Hong Kong, Japan
  • -
  • May 8 2008

Financial institutions operating in Asia are facing a growing number of contentious issues

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

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

MEPs want to have their say on freezing of terrorists' bank accounts

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • January 6 2010

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have adopted a resolution in relation to the freezing of terrorists' bank accounts

SFO to investigate Kaupthing hf

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

FATF publishes fourth public statement of the MONEYVAL committee in respect of Azerbaijan

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • Azerbaijan, Global
  • -
  • January 6 2010

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has published the fourth statement of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL) in relation to Azerbaijan

Six charged in £50 million mortgage fraud

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

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

Review of 2009 and preview of 2010

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • -
  • January 15 2010

The transition from 2009 to 2010 sees some significant legislative chapters closing, notably the Companies Act 2006, Rome I and II, the Banking Act 2009 and the Lisbon Treaty