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FIFA racketeering indictment could cause concern for banks
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • June 2 2015

The US Department of Justice's ("DOJ") FIFA indictment may require certain banks to review any of their FIFA-related transactions, as well as test

Concurrent competition powers for the Financial Conduct Authority and Payment Systems Regulator
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 1 2015

On 1 April 2015 the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) obtained new concurrent competition powers under the Competition Act 1998 (CA98) and the

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

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

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 - 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

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

Hong Kong government launches two consultations on legislative proposals to enhance regime for combatting money laundering and terrorist financing
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • January 19 2017

Earlier this month, the Hong Kong government launched two consultations on legislative proposals aimed at bringing Hong Kong in line with

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

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