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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 21 Nov 2018

High Court finds companies’ assets not subject to freezing order against shareholder

The High Court has varied a worldwide freezing order by removing language in the order which would have frozen the assets of companies owned by the


Penningtons Manches LLP | United Kingdom | 29 Sep 2017

How can retailers avoid being next on the Serious Fraud Office’s list?

Bribery and corruption are firmly in the spotlight for 2017 with an ever-increasing commitment from regulators in the UK and abroad to work together


Charles Russell Speechlys LLP | United Kingdom | 17 Jul 2017

Partnership and the proceeds of crime

I am a partner in a firm of surveyors. One of the partners accepted bribes from a director of one of our corporate clients and fraudulently


Epstein Becker Green | USA | 28 Apr 2017

Compliance Enforcement Pressure is Increasing for Directors

Both the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General have long urged (and in many cases, mandated through


Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP | USA | 3 Jun 2016

When Should Corporations Disclose Regulatory Enforcement?

A Delaware judge dismissed a lawsuit on May 16 by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. shareholders who had alleged the corporation’s management had covered up and


Cooley LLP | United Kingdom | 18 Mar 2015

Who owns a bribe: the bribed public official or the defrauded state?

A public official receives a bribe to award a contract. Does the bribe "belong" to the official or to the state that he or she represents? The answer


Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP | United Kingdom | 8 Jan 2015

Fiduciary duty in the UKSC: bribe held on trust by agent for principal

A bribe or secret commission received by an agent in breach of his fiduciary duty to his principal is held on trust for his principal. The principal


Norton Rose Fulbright | United Kingdom | 5 Jan 2015

The treatment of bribes and secret commissions in civil litigation

The Supreme Court has enhanced the scope for recovery of bribes or secret commissions received by an agent in breach of its fiduciary duty to its


Hogan Lovells | United Kingdom | 28 Oct 2014

Bribes and secret commissions: Supreme Court clarifies the principalagent relationship

The Supreme Court in FHR European Ventures LLP ("FHR") and others v Cedar Capital Partners LLC ("Cedar") (2014) considers some 200 years of


Allen & Gledhill LLP | United Kingdom | 26 Sep 2014

UK Supreme Court finds agent holds secret commission on trust for principal and commission traceable into other assets

The UK Supreme Court in FHR European Ventures LLP v Cedar Capital Partners LLC considered whether a bribe or secret commission received by an agent

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