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The FCA’s “Dear CEO” letter: common weaknesses identified in retail banks’ AML frameworks

United Kingdom - August 16 2021 The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) recently published a “Dear CEO” letter that it has issued to firms in its retail banking portfolio. The…

Chris Chapman, Craig Holburd.

The Law Commission Consultation paper: rethinking the identification principle?

European Union, United Kingdom - July 19 2021 On 9 June 2021, the Law Commission launched a consultation "seeking views on whether and how the law relating to corporate criminal liability can be…

Thomas Ajose, Alistair Graham.

UK Supreme Court: SFO cannot compel foreign companies to produce documents held outside the UK under section 2 powers

United Kingdom - March 15 2021 On 5 February 2021, the UK Supreme Court ("Court") unanimously held that the Serious Fraud Office (the "SFO") cannot compel a foreign company not…

Sam Eastwood, James Ford, Alistair Graham.

Beneficial Ownership Transparency: a Spotlight on International Beneficial Ownership Registration

Global - December 3 2020 In October 2020 the G20 and B20 (the official G20 dialogue with the business community) convened at a summit in Saudi Arabia. The recommendations made…

Sam Eastwood, Daniel Leveson.

Exceptions to the without prejudice rule: when can without prejudice communications be put before the English court?

United Kingdom - November 27 2020 The ability for parties to communicate “without prejudice” to try to settle disputes is an important principle in litigation in England…

Robert Slattery.