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The UK’s risk-based approach to the “Politically Exposed Persons” regime - section 30 of the Bank of England and Financial Services Act 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 25 2016

The Bank of England and Financial Services Act 2016 (the "Act") paves the way for a more risk-based approach to the Politically Exposed Persons


David Cameron announces potential new corporate offences for “failure to prevent” economic crime
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 13 2016

Writing in the Guardian ahead of the anti-corruption summit of world leaders on 12 May, David Cameron announced the government's intention to create


Sanctions update - creation of Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation and changes to UK financial sanctions regime
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 13 2016

The Summer Budget 2015 contained a commitment to significantly revamp the UK's approach to the implementation and enforcement of financial sanctions


Corporate Crime Update - February 2016 - United Kingdom Europe
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 29 2016

Sweett Group PLC has been sentenced and ordered to pay £2.25 million as a result of a conviction arising from a Serious Fraud Office (SFO


Divisional Court rules that SFO procedure for isolating privileged material is lawful
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 5 2016

The handling of material which is potentially subject to legal professional privilege is an important and often contentious matter in the


SFO v. Olympus: application of the offence of misleading the auditors
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 8 2016

As we reported in an earlier bulletin, on 10 November, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) presented no evidence at a hearing in its case against Olympus


Scottish authorities announce first settlement of the criminal offence of failure to prevent bribery
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 30 2015

The Scottish Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service announced on 25 September 2015 the first disposal of an offence under section 7 of the


UK: a record sentence for the SFO?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 10 2015

On 3 August, the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) secured a conviction on eight counts of conspiracy to defraud against a former trader. He was


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


Serious Crime Bill receives Royal Assent
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 13 2015

The Serious Crime Bill received Royal Assent on 3 March 2015 and will now enter into force as the Serious Crime Act 2015 (the "Act"). It introduces