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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


What is a trust or company service provider?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 15 2008

Following the coming into force of the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 (the Regulations) in December 2007 there was concern as to the scope of "Trust or Company Service Provider"


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


Shah v HSBC: High Court clarifies bank's duties to customers when making SARs
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 22 2012

The High Court has clarified the extent to which banks are required to disclose information to their customers about whom they have made money laundering disclosures or have obligations to such customers which could expose them to liability in the event that the banks' money laundering disclosures causes loss to those customers


Shah v HSBC: what duties do banks owe their customers when making SARs?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 24 2009

Earlier this year, the High Court considered a claim by a customer against his bank in relation to its failure to process transactions whilst requests for consent under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) were pending with the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA


Who 'owns' a bribe - the recipient or victim?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 29 2011

The Court of Appeal has given judgment in Sinclair Investments (UK) Limited v Versailles Trading Finance Limited & Others (2011 EWCA Civ 347), firmly dismissing the appeal - and the defendants' cross appeal - from the judgment of Mr Justice Lewison of 30 June 2011


Principal's right to recover a bribe paid to a fiduciary proprietary or personal?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 23 2011

The Privy Council decision of Attorney-General for Hong Kong v Reid 1994 1 AC 324 has generally been taken to hold that a principal has a proprietary right to a bribe paid to a fiduciary


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


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


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