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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…

Lorna Emson

A Christmas note on the SFO - review of 2019 and outlook on 2020

United Kingdom - December 20 2019 Lisa Osofsky’s first full year at the helm of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has seen the agency confront an expanding set of challenges…

Neill Blundell, Francis Bond, Lorna Emson

Bribery doesn’t pay: the SFO obtains a £15m fine for bribery offences

United Kingdom - November 26 2019 The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has secured a fine of £15m, plus a further £1.4m in costs, against Alstom Network UK Limited (Alstom) as the sanction…

Neill Blundell

The Chancellor announces a £25 million “fraud squad” to recover £5 billion

United Kingdom - May 4 2022 The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced a new “fraud squad” to recover money stolen from the state-backed Covid Bounce Back Loan Scheme. It is…

Lorna Emson, Georgia O'Connor

Turning Over a New Leaf: Cannabis, UK investors and the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Canada, United Kingdom - January 28 2019 In this article, Our Corporate Crime & Investigations team has published an article considering the recent legalisation of cannabis in Canada (and…

Neill Blundell, Francis Bond, Lorna Emson