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Bit Coins: Decrypting the Currency (Updated)
  • STA Law Firm Ltd
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • May 30 2016

Historically, finance has always been international in character; capital has rarely been mobile. Money has moved freely across Borders for all of


Would you know what to do if you received a Production Order from HMRC?
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • May 27 2016

Last year HMRC issued over 1,400 production orders. They were issued by HMRC’s Criminal Investigation Directorate, as part of investigations into tax


Tackling Tax Evasion: New UK Strict Liability Corporate Criminal Offences
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • OECD, United Kingdom
  • May 27 2016

To engage businesses in the fight against tax evasion and dovetail with ongoing efforts to tackle corruption both nationally and internationally, the


UK Economic Crime Group: Mid-year Roundup in Economic Crime
  • Arnold & Porter LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 25 2016

Sweett Group Plc was sentenced on 19 February 2016 and ordered to pay £2.25 million following its conviction after an SFO investigation into its


Foreign Bribery Update - May 2016
  • Johnson Winter & Slattery
  • Australia, Canada, OECD, United Kingdom, USA
  • May 23 2016

This Update covers a range of important developments in Australia and overseas in the area of foreign bribery policy, investigations and regulation


Criminal Finance Bill: legislative action to back up political commitments
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • May 23 2016

One of the questions following the Anti-Corruption Summit and the media furore over the Panama Papers was whether legislative proposals (and related


Queen’s Speech 2016
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • May 20 2016

Her Majesty the Queen has spoken to the Houses of Parliament at the State Opening of Parliament for 2016. She noted the intention to introduce


Queen’s Speech 201617
  • Cummings Law Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • May 20 2016

The Queen's Speech was made to both Houses of Parliament this week, setting out the government's legislative priorities for the 2016-17 parliamentary


Settlement Agreements: Holding HMRC to its word
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 20 2016

During their oral evidence to the PAC, Dame Lin Homer and Edward Troup (the "Commissioners") said as follows : "...although it is a settlement, if


New corporate offences for failure to prevent facilitation of tax evasion
  • Burges Salmon LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 18 2016

In light of recent events, the Government has accelerated plans to introduce a new strict liability corporate offence (or, rather, two offences) for