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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


Market Abuse Update - May 2017
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, Hong Kong, Singapore, United Kingdom
  • May 3 2017

As Mark Steward, the FCA's director of enforcement and market oversight recently confirmed, the regulator remains determined "to do whatever is


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


Court of Appeal clarifies test for setting aside judgment for fraud
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 12 2017

The Court of Appeal has clarified the test that must be met when seeking to set aside a judgment on the grounds that it was obtained by


UK Government pushed to impose a corporate duty to prevent human rights abuse
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, OECD, United Kingdom
  • April 6 2017

The UK Parliament's Joint Committee on Human Rights latest report on Human Rights and Business has urged the Government to introduce new legislation


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


Cyber Security Quarterly Round-Up - March 2017
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA
  • March 7 2017

Cyber security affects all businesses and industries and is a Board level agenda item. Our quarterly eBulletin provides a round-up of best practice


Court of Appeal finds third party who conspired with defendant to breach freezing order could be liable for tort of conspiracy to injure by unlawful means
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 27 2017

In a claim by JSC BTA Bank against the son-in-law of its former Chairman alleging conspiracy to injure by unlawful means, the Court of Appeal held


Is a register of beneficial ownership of companies coming?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, OECD, United Kingdom
  • February 21 2017

As part of the global transparency push, the G20 has committed to implement rules requiring the disclosure of beneficial ownership of legal entities