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Corporate Crime Monthly Update - May 2017 - United KingdomEurope
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 12 2017

The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal has fined Clyde & Co LLP £50,000 and three individuals £10,000 each. This follows a number of allegations made


Criminal Finances Bill receives royal assent
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 28 2017

The Criminal Finances Bill 2016-17 received royal assent on Thursday 27 April. The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (the Act), which has not yet come into


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