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Not so wise: the FCA imposes a new fine for anti-money laundering failings

United Kingdom - May 12 2021 The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has imposed a £178,000 fine (reduced from £236,740 to avoid serious financial hardship) on Sapien Capital…

Max Hobbs.

Is the United States more effective than the United Kingdom at prosecuting economic crime?

United Kingdom, USA - May 7 2021 The US is widely perceived as the dominant nation in the enforcement and prosecution of global Economic Crime. This perception seems, at first glance…

Francis Bond, James Reid.

Unlawfully obtained evidence: Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority v Azima

United Kingdom - May 6 2021 In this case, the Claimant (RAKIA, which is the state investment entity of the emirate Ras Al Khaimah) alleged that the Defendant (Mr Azima)…

Nikolas Ireland, Sheila Dines.

Conviction and collapse: a mixed week for the SFO

United Kingdom - April 30 2021 On Wednesday the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) announced that it had secured a corporate conviction against GPT Special Project Management (GPT), a…

James Reid.

Hot streak: more enforcement action from the UK Gambling Commission for AML failures

United Kingdom - March 26 2021 The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has announced a £6m fine against another gambling company as a result of social responsibility and anti-money…