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Transparency and trusts: an update
  • Fladgate LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 26 2015

Many of you will know that the UK has now passed legislation requiring the beneficial ownership of UK registered companies to be held on a publicly

Court of Appeal rejects illegality defence in claim against liquidator
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 20 2015

The Court of Appeal has refused to allow a liquidator of a company that was the vehicle for a VAT fraud to rely on the defence of illegality in

The ownership of UK property through offshore entities
  • Walker Morris LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 29 2015

The Government has expressed a commitment to improving levels of UK corporate transparency but a recent Private Eye article, documenting the

Corporate crime & investigations update - 26 October 2015
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • Brazil, China, Germany, Romania, United Kingdom, USA
  • October 26 2015

John Ashe, a former president of the U.N. General Assembly, a billionaire real estate developer and three others were indicted on Tuesday in an

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water
  • White & Case LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 21 2015

The UK Government recently announced that it has shelved its plan to introduce a new corporate criminal offence for failing to prevent economic crime

Corporate crime & investigations update - 25 September 2015
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • Brazil, United Kingdom, USA
  • September 25 2015

A federal grand jury is examining allegations of corruption involving the Prime Minister, Najob Razak, and people closest to him. The New York Times

EMEA legal insights bulletin
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Azerbaijan, Belgium, Hungary, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom
  • September 15 2015

It is forecast that seven of the top 10 countries in terms of GDP growth within the next decade will be from Africa. But this growth is wholly

Corporate crime & investigations update - 28 August 2015
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • OECD, United Kingdom, USA
  • August 28 2015

The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, adopted in 1997, requires each signatory country to make foreign bribery a crime for which individuals and

Searching requirements when applying for search warrants
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • August 27 2015

The Divisional Court (Davis LJ and Hickinbottom J) has confirmed, in Chatwani, that state agencies applying for search warrants have a duty to make

Corporate crime & investigations update - 5 August 2015
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 5 2015

The US Department of Justice has expanded its money-laundering investigation into Banamex and Banamex USA, subsidiaries of Citigroup