Tag Archives: Investigations
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.
Herbert Smith Freehills recently held its annual disputes client conference exploring some key legal and compliance risks facing major corporates. Following opening remarks by Mark Shillito, head of dispute resolution for the UK and US, there were presentations on cyber … Continue reading
Welcome to the May 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.
New Market Abuse powers for the FCA (2) Powers to require information from issuers, PDMRs and persons closely associated to PDMRs The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Market Abuse) Regulations 2016 (the "regulations") were passed to ensure that UK law … Continue reading
London’s Southwark Crown Court recently approved only the second Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) since the introduction of DPAs in 2014. Herbert Smith Freehills' London Corporate Crime and Investigations team negotiated the first DPA with the SFO, which was concluded in … Continue reading
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
A decision of the English High Court handed down earlier this week has expressly approved the use of predictive coding (also known as technology assisted review) for a large disclosure exercise: Pyrrho Investments Limited & Anr v MWB Property Limited … Continue reading
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
Herbert Smith Freehills Singapore hosts round table discussion on “preserving privilege: practical issues in the context of disputes and investigations”
On Wednesday 13 January 2016, a cross section of our clients based in Singapore joined our Disputes and Corporate Crime & Investigations teams and Bankim Thanki QC, a leading commercial advocate and litigator who has practised extensively in the region … Continue reading
Article published on maximising privilege protection for internal investigations under US and English law
When a company conducts an internal investigation in respect of a potential regulatory issue, it will wish to maximise the extent to which materials produced in connection with the investigation are protected by privilege. If privilege is protected from the outset, the company … Continue reading