Digital assets: Law Commission consults on private international law issues and draft legislation recognising a third category of personal property rights

On 22 February 2024, the Law Commission published two documents relating to digital assets: (i) a call for evidence on private international law issues relating to digital assets and electronic trade documents; and (ii) a consultation on draft legislation to confirm the existence of a third category of personal property for assets such as crypto-tokens. Read more

The new DPA landscape for fraud

24 February 2024 will mark the tenth anniversary of Deferred Prosecution Agreements ("DPAs") being introduced in the UK as a means of resolving corporate crime. The article, 'The new DPA landscape for fraud', considers the key themes emerging from the DPAs that have been agreed to date and the likely use of DPAs in light of the incoming failure to prevent fraud offence and the recent expansion of the identification principle under the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023. Read more

Transparency International publishes CPI 2023

On 30 January 2024, Transparency International (“TI“) published the Corruption Perceptions Index 2023 (“CPI“). The CPI, which is the most widely used indicator of corruption worldwide and covers 180 countries, scores and ranks countries (or territories) based on how corrupt a country’s public sector is perceived to be by experts and business executives. Read more

Herbert Smith Freehills is the premier sponsor of City & Financial Global’s Market Abuse and Market Manipulation Summit on 27 February

Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to be the premier sponsor for City & Financial Global's forthcoming Market Abuse and Market Manipulation Summit on 27 February 2024.  Partners Chris Ninan and Jon Ford from our London financial services regulatory team will be co-chairing this highly acclaimed Summit which brings together leading regulatory, Government and market practitioners in a packed one-day programme. Read more