Corporate Crime update – December 2018

Welcome to the December 2018 edition of our corporate crime update - our round up of developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud, sanctions and related matters. This month, we would like to wish all of our regular readers a… Read more

Corporate Crime summer update 2018

Welcome to the summer 2018 edition of our corporate crime update - our round up of developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud, sanctions and related matters over July and August.  ... Read more

ASIC updates its ICO guidance

What this means for you Initial Coin Offering (ICO) issuers have been placed on notice that from 19 April 2018, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has delegated powers to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to enable… Read more

Corporate Crime update – March 2018

Welcome to the March 2018 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,… Read more

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… Read more

Market abuse update – April 2016

This will be our last quarterly Market Abuse update before 3 July 2016, the date when both the new Market Abuse Regulation and the Criminal Sanctions (Market Abuse) Directive come into application across Europe. Some significant pieces of the regulatory… Read more

The EU Securities Financing Transactions Regulation

The Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR) entered into force on 12 January 2016.  The SFTR has a broad scope with extraterritorial and retrospective reach, and impacts on both EU and non-EU financial and non-financial counterparties.  All firms involved in securities… Read more

Trans-Pacific Partnership – agreement reached 

After many hours of intense negotiation, agreement has been reached on the landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) concluding a final lengthy round of negotiations in Atlanta, USA on 5 October 2015 (Washington DC time). The full text of the agreement (constituting… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

Financial System Inquiry – Final Report

The Financial System Inquiry (FSI), chaired by David Murray AO, yesterday released its Final Report, which has proposed some significant changes for the financial system in Australia, including in relation to capital adequacy, the regulatory system, consumer outcomes, general advice,… Read more

Transparency International publishes CPI 2014

Transparency International (TI) has published the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2014.  This is the 20th annual edition of the CPI, which ranks countries according to how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be.  The index is compiled using a… Read more

OECD Foreign Bribery Report

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released its Foreign Bribery Report (Report) this week.  The Report is the OECD’s first ever analysis of foreign bribery on a global scale.  It analyses 427 legal cases involving companies (164 cases) and… Read more

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… Read more

Corporate Crime Update – September 2014

Welcome to the September 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… Read more

Banking Litigation update

We have published our latest Banking Litigation Update, summarising some of the more important cases and developments affecting UK financial institutions over the first half of 2014, including: ... Read more

Corporate Crime Update – July 2014

Welcome to the July 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… Read more

Corporate Crime Update – June 2014

Welcome to the June 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 each… Read more

Australia: Big changes in store for ASIC

With the announcement of significant budget cuts over the next five years and the pending reports of the Financial System Inquiry and the Senate Inquiry into the performance of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC), big changes are anticipated… Read more