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Injunction granted to bank's customer overriding POCA consent regime and granting criminal immunity for bank (N v S 2015 EWHC 3248 (Comm))
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 14 2016

On 19 October 2015 Burton J handed down his judgment in N v S 2015 EWHC 3248 (Comm). The proceedings were heard in private and the judgment has

Carrying the Can: Classifying Contempt as Unlawful Means to Impose Liability in Tort on a Conspirator
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 14 2016

Victims of large-scale cross border fraud now have a new weapon in their armoury thanks to Mr Justice Teare's recent decision in JSC BTA Bank v

Getting the lie of the land: Conveyancers liable to Land Registry for mortgage fraud
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • April 27 2016

Hot on the heels of the decision in Purrunsing v A'Court & Co (in which the High Court found conveyancers on both sides of a property fraud to be

Contentious Commentary - April 2016
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • Portugal, United Kingdom
  • April 11 2016

The ISDA Master Agreement applies to derivatives transactions in, generally, one of two ways. First, by the parties entering into a long-form

Disputes over bank's contractual right to freeze customer's account
  • RPC
  • Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • April 5 2016

As banks tighten their standard terms concerning due diligence on customers and their transactions, it is inevitable that disputes will arise and

Gambling, money laundering and reasonable suspicion: a bank’s right to freeze customer accounts
  • Burges Salmon LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 23 2015

In a case that provides a welcome clarification for financial institutions concerned about money laundering risks, the High Court has ruled, in Iraj

Sweett victory: Lessons learned from Sweett Group’s Bribery Act conviction
  • Burges Salmon LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 25 2016

Sweett Group plc, the first company to be convicted of the "corporate offence" under Section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010, has now been sentenced

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

Shah -v- HSBC Private Bank (UK) Limited 2012 EWHC 1283
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • May 29 2012

The English High Court has delivered judgment in the long-running dispute between HSBC Private Bank and a former customer of HSBC, Mr. Jayesh Shah

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