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Getting tough on insider trading

United Kingdom - February 22 2024 Insider dealing has long been a serious topic for financial services firms and their regulator, and continues to be a widespread issue across the…

Difficulties in sentencing historic sexual offences

United Kingdom - February 21 2024 Cases relating to historic sexual offences seem to have dominated the media in recent times. Some difficult and sensitive issues can arise when the…

Charges can be brought in France for crimes against humanity

France, United Kingdom - February 13 2024 In January 2024, France’s highest court ruled that LafargeHolcim could be charged with crimes against humanity. This marks the “end of the beginning”…

Regulatory references under SMCR: what you need to know

United Kingdom - February 12 2024 First introduced for banks and insurers in March 2017, regulatory references are now a requirement for all firms regulated by the Financial Conduct…

INTERPOL: Priorities for the new Secretary General

United Kingdom - February 9 2024 We recently wrote about the history and future of INTERPOL as it marked its 100th anniversary at the end of 2023. We observed then that there appears…

Part 2 - Still a ‘Special Relationship’? The ‘forum bar’ and the development of the extradition relationship between the UK and the USA

United Kingdom, USA - February 9 2024 This blog is part two of a two-part blog series. In part one we discussed the forum bar to extradition and the…

Policing the metaverse: the reality of virtual sexual offences

United Kingdom - January 31 2024 The police are undertaking the first reported investigation into a “virtual rape”, which is said to have taken place in the metaverse. This case…

Red Notice Roulette: The Crime of Gambling in China

China - January 29 2024 China is one of the few countries in the world that criminalises gambling, and a recent crackdown on gambling activities by the Chinese authorities…

Criminal offences in the Online Safety Act 2023

United Kingdom - January 25 2024 The Online Safety Act 2023 (the Act) has the potential to dramatically change the online safety landscape in the UK, although it remains to be seen…

Environmental Law Quarterly Update - Q4 2023

European Union, United Kingdom - January 17 2024 This quarterly environmental law update provides a summary of news stories in the period October 2023 - Decem…