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Sanctions update - creation of Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation and changes to UK financial sanctions regime
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 13 2016

The Summer Budget 2015 contained a commitment to significantly revamp the UK's approach to the implementation and enforcement of financial sanctions

Corporate Crime Update - February 2016 - United Kingdom Europe
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 29 2016

Sweett Group PLC has been sentenced and ordered to pay £2.25 million as a result of a conviction arising from a Serious Fraud Office (SFO

Corporate Crime Update - December 2015 - United Kingdom Europe
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • December 22 2015

A UK Court has approved a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) between the SFO and Standard Bank Plc over an alleged failure to prevent bribery

New York State Proposes New Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions Compliance Regulations for Financial Institutions
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • December 18 2015

The New York Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) recently proposed a regulation, which imposes new anti-money laundering (“AML”) and sanctions

Corporate Crime Update - October 2015 - United Kingdom Europe
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • OECD, United Kingdom
  • October 17 2015

The Scottish Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service announced on 25 September 2015 the first disposal of an offence under section 7 of the

UK: new FCA and PRA whistleblowing rules
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 8 2015

The FCA and the PRA have both published policy statements on their new rules on whistleblowing: FCA policy statement (PS1524) entitled

Corporate Crime Update - September 2015 - Hong Kong
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • September 17 2015

On 31 July 2015, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced that it has taken disciplinary action against the State Bank of India, Hong Kong

Macau and PRC authorities target “underground moneyshops”
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China, Macau
  • August 27 2015

On August 24, 2015, Macau police raided five pawnshops, arrested 17 people and seized 11 UnionPay point-of-sale terminals in connection with alleged

People’s Bank of China enters into anti-money laundering cooperation arrangement with Macau’s Monetary Authority
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China
  • August 26 2015

In what will undoubtedly be seen as another step in Beijing’s effort in the battle against corruption and the proceeds of corrupt transactions, the

Market abuse update - August 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • August 19 2015

The second quarter of 2015 saw continued regulatory focus on market and benchmark misconduct: the FCA and the US regulators imposed a series of