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Corporate Criminal Liability - Consultation opened over need for reform
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • January 18 2017

On 13 January 2017, the UK government published a call for evidence relating to possible reform of corporate criminal liability. The consultation

Unexplained Wealth Orders: thoughts on scope and effect in the UK
  • Bright Line Law
  • Australia, United Kingdom
  • January 17 2017

The proposed introduction of a free-standing procedure which compels an individual to explain the source of his wealth is a radical development in

The prevention of tax evasion: now firmly on the menu
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 17 2017

The global crackdown on tax evasion, increasing pressure from governments and the media, and new transparency measures have demonstrated a major

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
  • USA, Canada, European Union, United Kingdom
  • 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

"'Failure to Prevent': The Implications for Global Financial Institutions"
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 23 2016

The U.K. government is set to introduce a new corporate criminal offence, based on the strict liability of the entity in question. It almost certainly

Taking stock of money laundering obligations in light of recent ICAEW Disciplinary decision
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • December 22 2016

Mr R provided accountancy and tax advice to a company between January 2009 to November 2013. During this time, HMRC began an enquiry

The New UK Corporate Offence of ‘Failure to Prevent the Facilitation of Tax Evasion’: Implications for Fund Managers and Investors
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 22 2016

The U.K. Government expands its crackdown on tax evaders and the persons who assist them, by targeting businesses who fail to prevent tax evasion

HMRC to Ramp up Criminal Enforcement with Unexplained Wealth Orders
  • Corker Binning
  • United Kingdom
  • December 21 2016

On November 8, the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, announced that criminal or civil investigations had been launched into 22 individuals following

How the government took the fight to corporate criminals in 2016
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • December 20 2016

This year has seen significant developments in the economic crime arena, all of which demonstrate that the government is bolstering its fight against