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Economic Crime Act tears through Parliament, but does it have any teeth?

European Union, United Kingdom - March 22 2022 In the early hours of 15 March 2022, following a wait of almost five years, the UK Parliament introduced into law the Economic Crime (Transparency…

Chloe Binding, John Bedford, Laura Manson, Tom Stroud

Foreign Land Owners Come into the Light…UK Government introduces new “Register of Overseas Entities”

United Kingdom - March 11 2022 On 1 March the Home Office introduced the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill (the "Bill"). The most significant change, introduced in…

Laura Manson

Last Call for the Identification Principle: English Corporate Criminal Liability Under the Microscope

United Kingdom - August 27 2021 On 9 June 2021 the Law Commission published its “Corporate Criminal Liability” Discussion Paper (the “Paper”) and launched a public consultation…

Garbis Latifyan, Dae Ho Lee, Craig Watson

UK Budget 2021 - resources allocated to tackle COVID-19 fraud and clamp down on tax avoidance and evasion

United Kingdom - March 12 2021 The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak has included within the Government’s Budget for 2021 a specific allocation to tackle fraud in respect…

Matthew Banham, Timothy Bowden, Richard Hodge

UK Supreme Court limits the scope of the SFO’s power to compel documents held outside the UK by foreign companies

United Kingdom - February 8 2021 On 5 February 2021, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the much-anticipated case of R (on the application of KBR, Inc.) v Direc…

John Bedford, Craig Watson