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Second Circuit Upholds Prosecutorial Discretion in Deferred Prosecution Agreements

France, United Kingdom, USA - September 20 2017 On July 12, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in United States v. HSBC Bank USA, N.A. that a federal district court does...

Khalil N. Maalouf, Ryan D. Junck, Keith D. Krakaur.

English Court Questions the Application of Litigation Privilege in Criminal Investigations

United Kingdom - May 17 2017 On 8 May 2017, the English High Court of Justice handed down judgment in The Director of the Serious Fraud Office v. Eurasian Natural Resources...

Vanessa K. Ross, Gary DiBianco.

UK Tracks OFAC Model in Issuing Guidance on Monetary Penalties for Breaches of Financial Sanctions

United Kingdom - April 25 2017 As previously reported, the Policing and Crime Act 2017 (the Act) introduced a series of major changes to the U.K. Financial sanctions regime. The...

William J. Sweet, Jr., Jamie L. Boucher, Ryan D. Junck, Eytan J. Fisch.

UK Serves Notice of Withdrawal From the EU, Triggering Two-Year Negotiation Period

European Union, United Kingdom - March 30 2017 UK Prime Minister Theresa May today served formal notification of the UK's intention to withdraw from the European Union (EU) pursuant to Article 50...

Michal Berkner, Pranav L. Trivedi, Hilary Foulkes, David Kavanagh, Scott C. Hopkins, James Anderson, Lorenzo Corte.

The Policing and Crime Act 2017: Changes to the UK Financial Sanctions Regime

United Kingdom - March 7 2017 The Policing and Crime Bill received Royal Assent on 31 January 2017. The new Policing and Crime Act 2017 (the Act) introduces changes to a wide...

Samarth R. Patel.