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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
  • OECD, United Kingdom, European Union
  • 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


Iniquity exception to privilege requires prima facie case of fraud or crime - breach of a fundamental human right is not sufficient
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 13 2017

In a recent decision, the High Court declined to disapply legal professional privilege over documents alleged to reveal a breach of fundamental human


2016 Review - Insurance and Reinsurance Disputes
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 8 2017

Our Insurance Annual Review brings together various bulletins and briefings that we have


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


Corporate Crime Monthly Update January 2017 - United KingdomEurope
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 1 2017

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has launched a call for evidence on the reform of the law on corporate liability for Economic Crime, focusing on


SFO enters into third and largest Deferred Prosecution Agreement
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 26 2017

On 17 January 2017, Sir Brian Leveson QC approved the UK's third Deferred Prosecution Agreement ("DPA"), resulting in orders for disgorgement


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


Preview of 2017
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, OECD, United Kingdom
  • January 10 2017

2017 will see major changes to the UK legal landscape, with Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union expected to be triggered by the end of March


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