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Rahman Ravelli | United Kingdom | 4 Dec 2018

Asset freezing and forfeiture under the Criminal Finances Act: how bank accounts are targeted

The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (CFA) grabbed the headlines when, in January this year, the provisions enabling U when it came into effect last year


RadcliffesLeBrasseur | United Kingdom | 11 Oct 2018

Unexplained Wealth Orders - A presumption of guilt?

The individual who was made the subject of the UK’s first Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) in February this year has been named as Zamira Hajiyeva. She


Macfarlanes LLP | United Kingdom | 10 Oct 2018

Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs): increased NCA and Government focus

In our April 2018 Quarterly Update, we covered the recent introduction of Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs) in the UK and the relevant legal mechanics


Rahman Ravelli | United Kingdom | 27 Jun 2018

The Need for Clarity Regarding Privilege

The ENRC case, Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corp Ltd 2017 EWHC 1017 (QB (8517), caused shock waves in the legal sector


Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP | USA, United Kingdom | 21 Feb 2018

Case note: Bilta v RBS

In Bilta (UK) Limited v Royal Bank of Scotland 2017 EWHC 3535 (Ch), the High Court once again addressed the application of legal privilege to


Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP | United Kingdom | 21 Feb 2018

High Court Decision Confirms the Availability of the Protection of Litigation Privilege in the Context of Internal Investigations

On 8 May 2017, the Chancellor of the High Court in Bilta v RBS confirmed that in certain circumstances litigation privilege may protect documents


Simmons & Simmons LLP | United Kingdom | 20 Feb 2018

Court of Appeal endorses ENRC on when criminal proceedings are in contemplation

The Criminal Court of Appeal considered a claim for litigation privilege over documents generated when matters were still at an investigatory stage


Charles Russell Speechlys LLP | United Kingdom | 19 Feb 2018

ENRC granted permission to appeal High Court decision with far reaching ramifications for privilege in internal investigations

The two most impactful changes in the Bribery and Corruption sector in 2017 were the court’s comments on the scope of privilege in internal


Hardwicke | United Kingdom | 14 Feb 2018

Litigation privilege, internal investigations and unpaid VAT

What is the difference between the SFO and HMRC? According to two recent decisions of the High Court, internal investigations conducted in the face of


Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 14 Feb 2018

What you need to know about Unexplained Wealth Orders

Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs), first ratified in the Criminal Finances Act of April last year, are now in force meaning UK law enforcement

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