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Corporate Crime Monthly Update – June 2017

Welcome to the June 2017 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.

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David Cameron announces potential new corporate offences of “failure to prevent” economic crime

Writing in the Guardian ahead of the anti-corruption summit of world leaders on 12 May, David Cameron announced the government's intention to create new corporate offences as part of the fight against corruption, stating that "… in addition to prosecuting … 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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SFO v. Olympus: application of the offence of misleading the auditors

As we reported in an earlier bulletin, on 10 November, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) presented no evidence at a hearing in its case against Olympus Corporation ("Olympus") and its wholly owned UK subsidiary, Gyrus Group Ltd ("Gyrus").  This brought … Continue reading

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Corporate Crime Monthly Update September 2015

Welcome to the September 2015 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 … Continue reading

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Ombudsman determinations, fraud and nemesis

Ombudsmen within the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) make decisions on complaints by customers of financial firms. An example of such a decision is an award of compensation for mis-selling of payment protection insurance. An ombudsman’s decision becomes final and binding … Continue reading

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U.S. DOJ’s FIFA indictment could lead to serious consequences for FIFA and its commercial counterparties

The U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) indictment of various individuals and companies relating to FIFA has made front-page news around the world.  Our team in New York consider the effect that the indictment may have on the organization of FIFA … Continue reading

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Corporate Crime Monthly Update February 2015

Welcome to the February 2015 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 each jurisdiction/region, please … Continue reading

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Corporate Crime Update – May 2014

Welcome to the May 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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UK: Sentencing Council publishes fraud, bribery and money laundering offence Definitive Guideline

On 23 May 2014, the Sentencing Council published a consultation response on sentencing guidelines for individuals convicted of fraud, bribery and money laundering offences.

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