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Sentencing Council Guideline in relation to fraud, bribery and money laundering offences comes into effect
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 1 2014

The Definitive Guideline on Fraud, Bribery and Money Laundering, which includes specific guidelines for Corporate Offenders, takes effect for all

Corporate crime monthly update June 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, Cambodia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, USA, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom
  • July 1 2015

Welcome to the JUNE 2015 edition of our corporate crime update - our round up of developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud

The Libyan sanctions regime
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Libya, United Kingdom
  • March 11 2011

On 27 February 2011 the Libya (Financial Sanctions) Order 2011 came into force in the UK, and was subsequently supplemented by the Libya (Asset-Freezing) Regulations 2011

The Bribery Act part 2: what are adequate procedures?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 31 2011

Following last autumn's consultation on the procedures which commercial organisations can put in place to prevent bribes being paid on their behalf, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has on 30 March 2011 published its final version of the guidance (the "Guidance"

Recent developments relevant to deferred prosecution agreements
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 9 2013

As we have previously reported, recently announced consultations bring Deferred Prosecution Agreements ("DPAs") one step closer to becoming a reality

Sentencing Council publishes fraud, bribery and money laundering offence definitive guideline
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 27 2014

On 23 May 2014, the Sentencing Council published a consultation response on sentencing guidelines for individuals convicted of fraud, bribery and

Transparency International issues anti-bribery guidance on due diligence for transactions
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • June 27 2012

Transparency International ("TI") has issued guidance for anti-bribery due diligence in mergers, acquisitions and investments (the "Guidance"

Temporary suspension of sanctions against BurmaMyanmar
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, Myanmar, United Kingdom
  • May 16 2012

On 14 May 2012 the Council of the EU finally adopted the Regulation required to implement its Decision of 26 April 2012 to suspend, for one year, the bulk of the restrictive measures applied to BurmaMyanmar in various forms since 1996

Shah v HSBC: High Court clarifies bank's duties to customers when making SARs
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 22 2012

The High Court has clarified the extent to which banks are required to disclose information to their customers about whom they have made money laundering disclosures or have obligations to such customers which could expose them to liability in the event that the banks' money laundering disclosures causes loss to those customers

FSMT confirms research analyst and friend committed market abuse
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 16 2010

The Financial Services and Markets Tribunal (FSMT) has found that Robin Chhabra and his friend, Sameer Patel committed market abuse when using inside information to carry out a series of profitable spread bets