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New sanctions reporting requirements for non-financial sector businesses
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 14 2017

With effect from 8 August, the Government has introduced significant new reporting requirements in relation to EU asset freeze regimes. Previously

Introduction of new UK financial sanctions enforcement powers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 19 2017

On 1 April 2017, Part 8 of the Policing and Crime Act 2017 (the "Act") came into force, introducing new powers for the Office of Financial Sanctions

Hong Kong government launches two consultations on legislative proposals to enhance regime for combatting money laundering and terrorist financing
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • January 19 2017

Earlier this month, the Hong Kong government launched two consultations on legislative proposals aimed at bringing Hong Kong in line with

The UK’s risk-based approach to the “Politically Exposed Persons” regime - section 30 of the Bank of England and Financial Services Act 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 25 2016

The Bank of England and Financial Services Act 2016 (the "Act") paves the way for a more risk-based approach to the Politically Exposed Persons

Sanctions update - creation of Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation and changes to UK financial sanctions regime
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 13 2016

The Summer Budget 2015 contained a commitment to significantly revamp the UK's approach to the implementation and enforcement of financial sanctions

Corporate Crime Update - February 2016 - United Kingdom Europe
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 29 2016

Sweett Group PLC has been sentenced and ordered to pay £2.25 million as a result of a conviction arising from a Serious Fraud Office (SFO

People’s Bank of China enters into anti-money laundering cooperation arrangement with Macau’s Monetary Authority
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China
  • August 26 2015

In what will undoubtedly be seen as another step in Beijing’s effort in the battle against corruption and the proceeds of corrupt transactions, the

US: applicability of business judgment rule to bank officers to be considered by Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2013

As the UK Government shapes, and reshapes, provisions in the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Bill to make individual accountability a reality for

French AMF fines two bloggers for “misleading” financial commentary
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • France, USA
  • November 25 2013

The AMF has taken enforcement action against the author of a blog, a retired professor of financial analysis who describes himself on his blog site

FCA confirms how it will use new powers to publicise warning notices
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 21 2013

On 15 October 2013, the FCA published its Policy Statement (PS139) on the publication of information about warning notices under its new powers (see