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FCA extending the boundaries of the fit and proper test to conduct outside the workplace?
  • Corker Binning
  • United Kingdom
  • December 23 2014

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has recently banned former BlackRock managing director, Jonathan Burrows from any role in the financial

UK Supreme Court rules on Lehman client money case
  • Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 27 2012

In In the matter of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (In Administration) and In the matter of the Insolvency Act 1986 2012 UKSC 6, the Supreme Court considered another case in the long running fallout from the collapse of Lehman Brothers

FCPA digest - recent trends and patterns in the enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act - January 2015
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • January 5 2015

The 2014 FCPA enforcement year has been interesting to say the least. While the DOJ and SEC continue to prosecute individuals at a relatively steady

SPL Private Finance (PFI) IC Ltd v Arch and the liability of investment managers: top 10 points to consider
  • Eversheds LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 6 2015

A recent article suggested that if a fund manager's chances of raising new money evaporate halfway through a fund's life, "spending its remaining

High Court agrees FOS was not required to stay determination of complaints pending resolution of a related dispute
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 8 2014

The High Court has refused an application for judicial review of the FOS by three IFAs who argued that the FOS ought to have stayed its determination

European Court of Justice (ECJ) press release relating to Advocate General issues an opinion on UK's challenge to remuneration provisions in CRD IV
  • A&L Goodbody
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • December 3 2014

On 20 November, the ECJ published a press release on the Advocate General's opinion on the UK's ECJ challenge in respect of certain remuneration

Recent developments in successor liability under the FCPA and UK Bribery Act
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • December 4 2014

On November 7, 2014, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) issued a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) Opinion Procedure Release 14-02 (the “DOJ

Financial services series 16 - FCA prosecution
  • Burges Salmon LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 27 2015

This briefing looks at the recent prosecution of Alex Hope by the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") and the wider implications of this decision for

Direct right of action in VAT claims
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • February 26 2015

The recent decision of the Court of Appeal in ITC represents an important step in providing ultimate taxpayers with a direct right of action to

United Kingdom: the SFO focuses on corporate fraud and corruption
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 27 2015

Once the subject of speculation regarding its possible consolidation with other agencies, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) had an exceedingly busy 2014