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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


UK: new publications
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 8 2015

BIS has published Guidance for employers on whistleblowing, available here. It contains recommendations for writing and promoting whistleblowing


Concurrent competition powers for the Financial Conduct Authority and Payment Systems Regulator
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 1 2015

On 1 April 2015 the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) obtained new concurrent competition powers under the Competition Act 1998 (CA98) and the


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


UK: review of tribunal fees; prohibition on enforced subject access requests for criminal records; FCAPRA whistleblowing proposals
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 5 2015

The Business Secretary is reported to have launched a review of employment tribunal fees in light of inaction from the Ministry of Justice (see here


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


Market abuse update
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, France, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA
  • December 15 2014

The FCA has continued to build on the strong track record of civil and criminal enforcement action against abusive conduct and manipulation, notably