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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, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA
  • 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


Proposed amendments to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 would offer protection from civil liability to those reporting suspicions of money laundering
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 22 2015

Serious Crime Bill 2014 As some readers will be aware, the House of Commons is currently considering the Serious Crime Bill 2014 (the "Bill"), which


Proposed amendments to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 would offer protection from civil liability to those reporting suspicions of money laundering
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 22 2015

As some readers will be aware, the House of Commons is currently considering the Serious Crime Bill 2014 (the "Bill"), which proposes amendments to


Three convicted in £23m green biofuel trial
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 9 2014

Three individuals have been convicted following a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation into the promotion of unregulated pension and investment


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