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Corporate Crime Monthly Update - May 2017 - United KingdomEurope
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 12 2017

The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal has fined Clyde & Co LLP £50,000 and three individuals £10,000 each. This follows a number of allegations made


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"


Criminal Finances Bill receives royal assent
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 28 2017

The Criminal Finances Bill 2016-17 received royal assent on Thursday 27 April. The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (the Act), which has not yet come into


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


Market Abuse Update - May 2017
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, Hong Kong, Singapore, United Kingdom
  • May 3 2017

As Mark Steward, the FCA's director of enforcement and market oversight recently confirmed, the regulator remains determined "to do whatever is


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


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


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


The UK’s risk-based approach to the “Politically Exposed Persons” regime - section 30 of the Bank of England and Financial Services Act 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 25 2016

The Bank of England and Financial Services Act 2016 (the "Act") paves the way for a more risk-based approach to the Politically Exposed Persons


Corporate Crime Update - October 2016 - United Kingdom Europe
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 27 2016

The Criminal Finances Bill 2016-17 (the "Bill") was presented to Parliament and had its first reading in the House of Commons on Thursday 13th