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Preview of 2017
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, OECD, United Kingdom
  • January 10 2017

2017 will see major changes to the UK legal landscape, with Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union expected to be triggered by the end of March

January International Trade Compliance Update
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Canada, European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • January 2 2017

On 30 November 2016, the UN Security Council unanimously approved Resolution 2321 (2016), imposing new sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic

Banking and Finance Dispute Resolution Quarterly Update - Jan 2017
  • Macfarlanes LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 5 2017

Welcome to the latest issue of our Quarterly Update, in which we look at some of the recent highlights and developments in banking and finance

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

Determining liability after property fraud
  • Taylor Wessing
  • United Kingdom
  • January 13 2017

In this case a legitimate and unfortunate purchaser was unable to recover its losses resulting from a fraudulent transaction where the fraudster had

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

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: Court of Appeal says fact of suspicions of money laundering can be tested at trial
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 12 2010

Last year, HSBC was successful in obtaining summary judgment on a claim brought by one of its customers, Mr Shah (and his wife

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

No breach of contract for freezing bank accounts where there is a genuinely held suspicion of money laundering
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • February 26 2015

In Parvizi v Barclays Bank Plc (2014), the High Court struck out a claim in contract and held that Barclays was not in breach of that contract in