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First UK DPA starts to answer questions about Bribery Act enforcement

United Kingdom - December 1 2015 On 30 November 2015, Sir Brian Leveson, President of the Queen’s Bench Division, approved the UK’s first Deferred Prosecution Agreement (“DPA”)…

Karolos Seeger, Lord Goldsmith QC, Matthew Howard Getz, Ramsay McCulloch.

UK “corporate offence” – Scottish company enters first settlement expressly relating to section 7 of the Bribery Act

United Kingdom - October 29 2015 On 25 September 2015, the Civil Recovery Unit of the Scottish Crown Office, Scotland's prosecutor, announced a civil settlement with Brand‑Rex…

Karolos Seeger, Matthew Howard Getz.

UK Financial Conduct Authority imposes fine on Besso Limited

United Kingdom - March 30 2014 The commercial insurance broking sector is heavily reliant upon the services of third parties to help obtain, retain and service customers ("Third…

Bruce E. Yannett, Karolos Seeger, Matthew Howard Getz, Robert Maddox.

UK Financial Conduct Authority imposes limited fine on JLT specialty

United Kingdom - February 27 2014 As in many other industries, commercial insurance broking and energy are sectors where the use of third party intermediaries to assist in the…

Bruce E. Yannett, Karolos Seeger, Robert Maddox.

Deferred Prosecution Agreements enter into force in the UK

United Kingdom - February 24 2014 From today, Deferred Prosecution Agreements ("DPAs") are available in the UK1 in respect of offences whenever committed. The legal basis for DPAs is…

Karolos Seeger, Lord Goldsmith QC, Matthew Howard Getz.