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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


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