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David Cameron announces potential new corporate offences for “failure to prevent” economic crime
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 13 2016

Writing in the Guardian ahead of the anti-corruption summit of world leaders on 12 May, David Cameron announced the government's intention to create


Corporate Crime Update - May 2016 - United Kingdom Europe
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, Ukraine, United Kingdom
  • April 10 2016

Herbert Smith Freehills has published its last Market Abuse update before 3 July 2016, the date when both the new Market Abuse Regulation and the


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


R v Innospec Limited - Serious Fraud Office judicially criticised over Innospec global settlement
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 31 2010

On 26 March 2010, Lord Justice Thomas, at Southwark Crown Court handed down a sentencing judgment for Innospec Limited who had pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to corrupt


The Fraud Act 2006 - the crackdown on fraud continues: no gain, no matter
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 18 2007

On 15 January 2007 the latest weapon in the fight against Financial Crime came into force in the form of the Fraud Act 2006


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


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


Use of SFO documents in civil proceedings
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 28 2011

The High Court in the case of Standard Life Assurance Ltd and another v Topland Col Ltd and others 2010 EWHC 1781 (Ch) considered the extent to which documents disclosed by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in the course of its statutory powers under section 3(5)(c) of the Criminal Justice Act 1987 (CJA 1987) can be used in civil proceedings


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