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Advising individuals in cross-border investigations: The limits of double jeopardy

United Kingdom - December 12 2018 If there is an overarching message in the new SFO director Lisa Osofsky’s recent speeches, it is the significance of cross-border cooperation...

The Westminster city council scandal: how does the Bribery Act 2010 apply to gifts and hospitality in practice?

United Kingdom - October 12 2018 Robert Davis, the deputy leader of Westminster city council and, until last year, the chair of its planning committee, resigned on Wednesday this week...

Extraterritoriality in KBR v SFO: common sense or rewriting the statute?

United Kingdom - September 13 2018 Last week the Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) lost a much-publicised appeal concerning legal privilege. Within days the SFO won a less newsworthy but no...

Holding companies criminally liable for human rights abuses

United Kingdom - July 17 2018 The idea of holding companies criminally liable for human rights abuses committed overseas has gained traction over the past decade. In 2011, the UN...

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The curious case of cannabis seeds and the criminal law

United Kingdom - July 2 2018 Cannabis has hit the headlines again. In the US, Senator Chuck Schumer has just introduced legislation to decriminalise cannabis at the federal level...