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Australian business ethics and anti-bribery survey reflects regional trends

Our survey of the Top 150 publicly listed companies provides an insight into corporate Australia’s approach to business ethics, codes of conduct and anti-bribery policies. That approach clearly resonates with global trends, with many of the companies surveyed having an … Continue reading

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Recent developments in Scottish and English bribery enforcement

On 5 April 2016, The Scottish Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service ("COPFS") announced the latest resolution of a Bribery Act enforcement action against the Glasgow-based logistics company, Braid Logistics (UK) Limited. Braid agreed to pay £2.2 million pursuant to … Continue reading

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Divisional Court rules that SFO procedure for isolating privileged material is lawful

The handling of material which is potentially subject to legal professional privilege is an important and often contentious matter in the investigations context.  In a recent decision which addresses the practical aspects of evidence handling, the  Divisional Court dismissed a … Continue reading

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Three convicted in £23m Green biofuel trial

Three individuals have been convicted following a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation into the promotion of unregulated pension and investment products based on green biofuel by Sustainable Growth Group (‘SGG’) including its subsidiary companies, Sustainable AgroEnergy plc (‘SAE’) and Sustainable Wealth (UK) Investments … Continue reading

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Corporate Crime Update – October 2014

Welcome to the October 2014 edition of our corporate crime update – our round-up of developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud, sanctions and related matters. Our update now covers a number of jurisdictions. For the full update on … Continue reading

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June 2013 Corporate Crime Update

The June 2013 edition of our Corporate Crime Update covers developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud, sanctions and related matters across a number of jurisdictions.  For the full update on each jurisdiction, please click on the name of … Continue reading

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EU takes steps towards easing Zimbabwe sanctions

Susannah Cogman and Jeremy Sher comment on the EU’s recent easing of the Zimbabwe sanctions regime. On 19 February 2013, the European Union (“EU“) took a small step towards easing its sanctions regime in relation to Zimbabwe.  Twenty one individuals and … Continue reading

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SFOUpcoming Webinar “The Bribery Act: An Update”

Thursday 14 February 2013 9:30 – 10:30am UK time The Bribery Act 2010 has now been in force for over 18 months. In this round-up webinar we will look at: the revised SFO guidance and other SFO related developments; Deferred … Continue reading

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Government gives green light to Deferred Prosecution Agreements

In our earlier briefing we reported on the Government’s consultation to introduce Deferred Prosecution Agreements (“DPAs”) – a new mechanism for addressing criminal conduct by commercial organisations. On 23 October, the Ministry of Justice published its Response to that Consultation … Continue reading

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Deferred Prosecution Agreements consultation – one week to go!

On 17 May 2012 the Ministry of Justice published a consultation paper ‘Consultation on a new enforcement tool to deal with economic crime committed by commercial organisations: Deferred prosecution agreements‘.  The paper proposes – as an alternative to the current … Continue reading

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