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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


Market abuseinsider dealingFSA enforcement
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 10 2012

The Wheatley Review of LIBOR, which was commissioned by HM Treasury to review the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate, has issued its final report


The FCA's financial crime priorities
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 16 2013

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


Corporate crime monthly update - November
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, China, European Union, India, Indonesia, Middle East, South Korea
  • November 21 2013

Welcome to the November 2013 edition of our corporate crime update - our round up of developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud


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


Syrian sanctions regime
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, Syria, United Kingdom
  • May 13 2011

Following the recent unrest in Syria, the EU has this week imposed new sanctions on the Syrian regime, including an arms embargo, the freezing of funds and economic resources, and a travel ban on certain persons said to be responsible for the repression of the civilian population of Syria


Shah v HSBC: Court of Appeal rules that identity of employees making money laundering reports can be redacted when disclosing documents in litigation
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 24 2011

This ruling is the latest development in the ongoing Shah v HSBC saga, proceedings brought by Mr Shah and his wife, two Zimbabwean-based customers of HSBC Private Bank (UK) Limited ("HSBC"), for losses allegedly caused as a result of delays whilst HSBC's requests for consent under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 ("POCA") were pending with the Serious Organised Crime Agency ("SOCA"


Shah v HSBC
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 15 2011

The Court of Appeal in the latest instalment of this long running dispute found that the identity of employees making money laundering reports can be redacted when disclosing documents in litigation


Deferred prosecution agreements
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • November 15 2011

The SFO and Attorney General are conducting an informal consultation on US style deferred prosecution agreements


SFO establishes anti bribery hotline
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 15 2011

The SFO has now established a hotline for confidential reporting of suspected fraud or corruption