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Employee Share Plans under MAR
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 19 2016

New rules on inside information and share dealing in the EU which impact on employee share plans come into force on 3 July 2016. The EU Market Abuse


Sanctions update - creation of Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation and changes to UK financial sanctions regime
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 13 2016

The Summer Budget 2015 contained a commitment to significantly revamp the UK's approach to the implementation and enforcement of financial sanctions


Market Abuse Update April 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 21 2016

This will be the last Market Abuse update before 3 July 2016, the date when both the new Market Abuse Regulation and the Criminal Sanctions (Market


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


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


The DIFC Court opens potential jurisdictional gateways for enforcing decisions of foreign courts whilst questioning the decision in DNB Bank: Bocimar International N.V. v Emirates Trading Agency LLC (CFI 0082015)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
  • March 1 2016

On 28 January 2016, Bocimar International N.V. (“Bocimar”) obtained an injunction freezing the assets of Emirates Trading Agency LLC (“ETA”) from the


Corporate Crime Update - March 2016 - United Kingdom
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • OECD, United Kingdom
  • March 31 2016

The SFO has closed its investigation into allegations of fraudulent conduct in the foreign exchange market (Forex). The SFO has concluded that there


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


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


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