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Illegality defence: the position of directors considered - the latest from the Court of Appeal
  • DAC Beachcroft LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 1 2016

In Sharma v Top Brands Ltd 2015 EWCA Civ 1140, the Court of Appeal refused to allow a former liquidator of a company (which was a vehicle for VAT

SFO’s policy on dealing with seized material potentially subject to legal professional privilege deemed lawful
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • February 1 2016

The Divisional Court has (in R (McKenzie) v Director of the Serious Fraud Office 2016 EWHC 102 (Admin)) upheld the legality of the procedure set

The Year 2015 in Anti-Bribery Enforcement: Are Companies in the Eye of an Enforcement Storm?
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Brazil, China, France, Germany, OECD, Russia, United Kingdom, USA
  • January 26 2016

While one year’s statistics do not, standing alone, make trends, several things about anti-bribery enforcement in 2015 are inescapable. In the United

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

City Link directors acquitted of employment related criminal charges
  • DAC Beachcroft LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 1 2016

Three former directors of City Link, the parcel delivery company which infamously went into administration on Christmas Eve in 2014, have been

Banking and Finance Dispute Resolution - January 2016
  • Macfarlanes LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 1 2016

Throughout 2015, the Supreme Court delivered a number of important judgments on contractual interpretation which have direct relevance to banking and

The “everyone was at it” defence and the meaning of dishonesty
  • Corker Binning
  • United Kingdom
  • January 28 2016

The Court of Appeal on Monday 21st December handed down judgment in the appeal of Tom Hayes, the City trader convicted in August 2015 for conspiracy

Corruption contagion - tip of the iceberg
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • United Kingdom, USA, Australia, China
  • January 13 2016

Much has been written in recent years about the scope and costs of regulatory investigations and the powers of regulators. A company implicated in

Jury acquits six LIBOR defendants
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 3 2016

On 27 January 2016, a jury at Southwark Crown Court acquitted defendants accused of conspiracy to defraud. The Director of the SFO said "the key

LIBOR acquittals are a blow to the SFO, but not a fatal one
  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 28 2016

This week, all six brokers accused of conspiring with Tom Hayes to manipulate the LIBOR benchmark were found not guilty at Southwark Crown Court. At