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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 23 Mar 2018

Anti-corruption lessons for MedTech companies following first conviction for failing to prevent bribery

Life science and MedTech companies of all sizes should review their anti-corruption procedures following the outcome of the first contested case

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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 24 May 2017

SFO v ENRC - Privilege and Criminal and Regulatory investigations

The judgment of Mrs Justice Andrews handed down on 8 May 2017 in SFO v Eurasion Natural Resources Corporation Ltd ("ENRC") has proven to be

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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 23 May 2017

Erosion of Litigation Privilege in Criminal Investigations?

In the case of SFO V Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Ltd ("ENRC"), the High Court recently held that ENRC, a mining company, head-quartered in

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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 7 Feb 2017

Rolls Royce - English Courts sanction the third Deferred Prosecution Agreement

Earlier this month, Lord Justice Leveson approved the third deferred prosecution agreement ("DPA") to be sanctioned by the English Courts, following

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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 7 Feb 2017

High Court refuses to invervene in conduct of SFO investigation

In Soma Oil & Gas Ltd (“Soma”) v The Director of the Serious Fraud Office 2016 EWHC 2471 (Admin), the High Court dismissed Soma's application for a

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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 3 Oct 2016

The recent Which? super complaint to the Payment Systems Regulator ("PSR") and FCA has put the issue of financial crime firmly under the spotlight

On 26 September Which?, the consumer rights charity, made a so-called super complaint to the PSR and FCA calling for better protection for bank

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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 1 Sep 2016

50 Predictions: Directors’ & Officers’ and Financial Institutions

While historically shareholder actions against directors in the UK have been limited, as directors owe their duties to the company and not to the

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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 19 Jul 2016

Second Deferred Prosecution Agreement approved by the English Court demonstrates the value of Self Reporting

On 8 July 2016, Judgment was handed down in the case of the Serious Fraud Office v XYZ Limited (Case No. U20150856) in which the second Deferred

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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 13 Jun 2016

The Bribery Act 2010 - The Dynamics of Self Reporting

The Bribery Act provides for a range of criminal offences covering individual and corporate liability, including the creation of the new offence of a

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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 9 Mar 2016

The Bribery Act 2010 Extra-Jurisdictional Reach and Risk Assessment

The Bribery Act came into force on 1 July 2011. After a slow start, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has started to gain traction with recent high

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