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Divisional Court rules that SFO procedure for isolating privileged material is lawful
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 5 2016

The handling of material which is potentially subject to legal professional privilege is an important and often contentious matter in the


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


Supreme Court rules double recovery breaches Human Rights
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 29 2016

The judgment of the Supreme Court in R v Harvey (Jack Frederick) 2015 UKSC 73, finding that when assessing the amount of benefit obtained as a


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


Corporate Crime Update - January 2016 - United Kingdom Europe
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 29 2016

As we reported in an earlier bulletin, on 10 November, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) presented no evidence at a hearing in its case against Olympus


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


The FCA's financial crime priorities
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 16 2013

The Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") recently published two documents which provide additional information about its current supervisory and


Recent developments illustrating corruption risks in the mining industry
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • November 27 2015

Mining executives do not need to be reminded that their industry presents some of the gravest risks of corruption. They operate in regions that are


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 court orders disclosure of confidential SFO and client documents: Harlequin Property (SVG) Ltd & Anor v Wilkins Kennedy
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 25 2015

The recent case management decision in Harlequin Property (SVG) Ltd and Another v Wilkins Kennedy 2015 EWHC 3050 (TCC) considered an application by