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The Bribery Act - the new offences and their impact on private equity

United Kingdom - July 28 2010 The long awaited Bribery Act received Royal Assent on 8 April and the Ministry of Justice has recently announced that the Act will come into force in April 2011.

James MacArthur, Roddy Martin, James Milne

BAE Systems Plc announces global settlement with US and UK

United Kingdom, USA - February 16 2010 The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and the US Department of Justice (DoJ) have reached a global settlement with BAE Systems Plc (BAE Systems), after the company admitted to control failures in the way it ran its business globally.

Peter Burrell, Susannah Cogman, Stephen Flaherty, Daniel Hudson, Graham More

Shah v HSBC: Court of Appeal rules that identity of employees making money laundering reports can be redacted when disclosing documents in litigation

United Kingdom - October 24 2011 This ruling is the latest development in the ongoing Shah v HSBC saga, proceedings brought by Mr Shah and his wife, two Zimbabwean-based customers of HSBC Private Bank (UK) Limited ("HSBC"), for losses allegedly caused as a result of delays whilst HSBC's requests for consent under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 ("POCA") were pending with the Serious Organised Crime Agency ("SOCA").

Susannah Cogman, Elizabeth Head, Graham More

Transparency International issues anti-bribery guidance on due diligence for transactions

United Kingdom, USA - June 27 2012 Transparency International ("TI") has issued guidance for anti-bribery due diligence in mergers, acquisitions and investments (the "Guidance").

Jeremy Sher, Susannah Cogman, Daniel Hudson, Graham More

Market abuse/insider dealing/FSA enforcement

United Kingdom - October 10 2012 The Wheatley Review of LIBOR, which was commissioned by HM Treasury to review the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate, has issued its final report.

Sehar Ali-Noor, Susannah Cogman, Daniel Hudson, Graham More