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UK GOVERNMENT PUBLISHES RESPONSE ON THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR SANCTIONS POST-BREXIT

On 2 August 2017, the UK Government published its response to the public consultation on the UK’s future legal framework for imposing and implementing sanctions after the UK’s exit from the European Union (see our previous blog post). The response … Continue reading

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Filed under Europe, Sanctions and Money Laundering, UK

FCA publishes proposals to extend the Senior Managers and Certification Regime

The FCA has published proposals to replace the Approved Persons Regime with the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) currently in force for banks. Almost all financial services firms will be required to comply with the SMCR. There is a … Continue reading

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Filed under Asset management, Banking, Funds, Investment banking, Investment Funds, UK

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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Filed under Bribery and Corruption, Corporate Crime, Investigations, Sanctions and Money Laundering

Criminal Finances Bill receives royal assent

The Criminal Finances Bill 2016-17 received royal assent on Thursday 27 April. The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (the Act), which has not yet come into force in its entirety, will introduce two new corporate offences of "failure to prevent facilitation … Continue reading

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Market abuse update – July 2016

The Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) and the Criminal Sanctions (Market Abuse) Directive came into application in Europe on 3 July 2016.  Various outstanding pieces of secondary legislation were published in the Official Journal shortly before then, and further material has … 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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Filed under Bribery and Corruption, Corporate Crime, UK, Uncategorized

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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Problems with unit-linked products

Unit-linked insurance products have recently given rise to a number of regulatory issues. These cover: mis-selling; the responsibility of the insurer on the one hand and the intermediary on the other; the impact of Solvency II on the calculation of technical … Continue reading

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Filed under Europe, European Regulation, FCA, PRA, Retail Banks, Uncategorized

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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Filed under Insurance, UK Regulations, Uncategorized

Insurance Regulation in 2015

So many developments are in the pipeline that we expect 2015 to be a landmark year for the insurance sector.  In this briefing, we consider how regulation may develop over the year.  We start by considering the prudential side and … Continue reading

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