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Introduction of new UK financial sanctions enforcement powers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 19 2017

On 1 April 2017, Part 8 of the Policing and Crime Act 2017 (the "Act") came into force, introducing new powers for the Office of Financial Sanctions


FCA orders listed company to compensate investors following market abuse
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 31 2017

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has ordered that Tesco plc and Tesco Stores Limited (together, Tesco) pay compensation to certain Tesco


The Policing and Crime Act 2017 introduces changes to the UK’s enforcement of financial sanctions, including a new civil penalty regime
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 3 2017

On 31 January 2017, the Home Office announced that the Policing and Crime Bill had received Royal Assent. It will now come into force as the Policing


Potential reform of corporate criminal liability for economic crime
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 18 2017

On 13 January 2017 the Ministry of Justice ("MoJ") published a call for evidence ("CfE") regarding potential reform of the law concerning corporate


Sanctions Update - HMT consultation on monetary penalty regime for enforcing financial sanctions
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 16 2016

In April, we published an e-bulletin on some of the changes being introduced in relation to the UK's implementation and enforcement of financial


New UK criminal offences of failure to prevent facilitation of tax evasion
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 5 2016

In our October 2016 briefing, we reported on the publication of the Criminal Finances Bill 201617. The Bill introduces a range of new measures to


Scope of proposed new offence of failing to prevent economic crime
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 15 2016

This week has seen a flurry of press reports which appear to suggest that individual directors could be held personally liable for the acts of


Serious Fraud Office secures second Deferred Prosecution Agreement
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 28 2016

London’s Southwark Crown Court recently approved only the second Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) since the introduction of DPAs in 2014. Herbert


European Commission proposal to amend and fast-track Fourth Money Laundering Directive
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 21 2016

On 5 July 2016, the European Commission approved a proposal (20160208 (COD)) (the “Proposal”) to implement a number of amendments and additions to


MAR_bitesize
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 4 2016

On 3 July 2016, the EU Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) (EU 5962014) replaced the Market Abuse Directive (MAD) and the current UK regimes for market