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Three new criminal offences
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • May 4 2016

Part 10 of the Finance Bill 2016, contains three new proposed criminal offences aimed at tackling tax evasion. The new offences criminalise failure


How effective is China's corruption crackdown?
  • RPC
  • China
  • May 4 2016

At the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China on 8 November 2012, Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed to hunt down 'tiger and flies'


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


Disputes over bank's contractual right to freeze customer's account
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • April 27 2016

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


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


Court refuses s61 relief in claim by buyer against seller's solicitors
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • April 26 2016

In a decision handed down earlier this month, the High Court in Purrunsing -v- (1) A'Court & Co. (a firm); (2) House Owners Conveyancers Limited


Faceless fraud scams in an online world
  • RPC
  • Hong Kong
  • September 23 2015

The internet is not necessarily a safe place. As the reliance on electronic communications in commercial transactions grows, so do the risks. As an


Hong Kong legal market sees tighter AML regulations and the introduction of LLPs
  • RPC
  • Hong Kong
  • February 5 2015

Solicitors’ firms in Hong Kong are required to have professional indemnity insurance. That insurance is provided by the Solicitors Indemnity Fund


Deutsche Bank and UBS tax avoidance schemes succeed
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • May 1 2014

The cases of DB Group Services (UK) Limited v HMRC and HMRC v UBS AG were heard together by the Court of Appeal in November 2013 and the decision


HMRC consults on new corporate offence
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • May 4 2016

HMRC has begun consulting on draft legislation concerning the introduction of a corporate offence of failing to prevent the criminal facilitation of