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Market abuse update - August 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • August 19 2015

The second quarter of 2015 saw continued regulatory focus on market and benchmark misconduct: the FCA and the US regulators imposed a series of


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


Privy Council confirms availability of backward tracing
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 10 2015

“Happy is he who can trace effects to their causes”, Virgil observed. Well, victims of fraud will certainly be happy with the Privy Council’s decision


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


Corporate crime and investigations second annual conference: enforcement perspectives
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 23 2015

Following the success of last year's inaugural event, Herbert Smith Freehills again hosted its flagship Corporate Crime and Investigations conference


Anti-corruption regulation in Asia Pacific - May 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Asia-Pacific, Australia, United Kingdom, USA
  • June 2 2015

Over the past two years we have witnessed an exponential increase in global efforts to combat corruption. Nowhere is this more visible than Asia


Corporate Crime Update - May 2015 - United Kingdom Europe
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 21 2015

The Council of the EU has adopted the Wire Transfer Regulation (WTR) and the Money Laundering Directive IV (MLD IV). The WTR and MLD IV aim to prevent


UK: whistleblowing: “public interest” requirement is low hurdle for workers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 7 2015

Whistleblowing law was amended in June 2013 to make protection conditional on the worker holding a reasonable belief that disclosure was in the


Supreme Court confirms company in liquidation not prevented from claiming against directors on the basis of fraud attributable to the company
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 27 2015

The Supreme Court has unanimously upheld a Court of Appeal decision refusing to strike out a claim by a “one-man” company in liquidation, which had


Market abuse update April 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 16 2015

2014 was marked by record fines for benchmarkmManipulation globally, criminal prosecutions for insider trading and market manipulation, and the first