OFAC Imposes Blocking Sanctions on PdVSA

Authors: Susannah Cogman, Partner, London; Daniel Hudson, Partner, London; Jonathan Cross, Counsel, New York; Geng Li, Associate, New York; and Christopher Milazzo, Associate, New York. On January 28, 2019, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control… Read more

Corporate Crime update – June 2018

Welcome to the June 2018 edition of our corporate crime update - our round up of developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud, sanctions and related matters. For the full update on each jurisdiction, please click on the name of the jurisdiction below. Below… Read more

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE EU BLOCKING STATUTE

In May, we published an e-bulletin discussing President Trump's announcement that the United States would withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – "JCPOA"), and that all pre-JCPOA nuclear-related sanctions on Iran (including secondary sanctions) would be… Read more

FCA consults on proposals to regulate claims management firms

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued a joint consultation paper - Claims management: how we propose to regulate claims management companies (CP18/15) (the Consultation) with the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) setting out draft proposals on how the FCA intends… Read more

Corporate Crime update – May 2018

Welcome to the May 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… Read more

Middle East Anti-Bribery and Corruption Regulations Legal Guide 2018

Welcome to the first edition of our Anti-Corruption Regulation Legal Guide for the Middle East. We are delighted to launch this publication, which presents the legislative framework regulating bribery and corruption across arrange of Middle East jurisdictions, drawing upon the combined knowledge and experience… Read more

PRA Business Plan 2018/19

Today, 9 April 2018, the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) has published its Business Plan 2018/19.  The Business Plan sets out: An overview of the PRA's responsibilities and approach; The PRA strategy; Business Plan 2018/19; and Budget 2018/19. Alongside the Business… 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

Corporate Crime update – January 2018

Welcome to the January 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… Read more

Corporate Crime monthly update – November 2017

Welcome to the November 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. For the full update on each… Read more

Corporate Crime monthly update – October 2017

Welcome to the October 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. Below we provide a brief overview of… Read more

Corporate Crime monthly update – September 2017

Welcome to the September 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. For the full update on each… Read more

Corporate Crime Monthly Update – August 2017

Welcome to the August 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. For the full update on each… Read more

Corporate Crime Monthly Update – July 2017

Welcome to the July 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. For the full update on each… Read more

SFOUpcoming Webinar “The Bribery Act: An Update”

Thursday 14 February 2013 9:30 - 10:30am UK time The Bribery Act 2010 has now been in force for over 18 months. In this round-up webinar we will look at: the revised SFO guidance and other SFO related developments; Deferred… Read more

TI publishes Corruption Perceptions Index 2012

Transparency International (TI) has published the Corruption Perceptions Index 2012 (CPI). The CPI, originally launched in 1995, ranks countries according to how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be. The index is compiled using a combination of polls drawing… Read more

Corporate crime update – December 2012

Please click here for the November 2012 edition of our global corporate crime update. Jurisdictions covered in this month’s update include: United Kingdom, France, Spain, Russia, the Middle East, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia and the United States. Read more

Government gives green light to Deferred Prosecution Agreements

In our earlier briefing we reported on the Government's consultation to introduce Deferred Prosecution Agreements ("DPAs") – a new mechanism for addressing criminal conduct by commercial organisations. On 23 October, the Ministry of Justice published its Response to that Consultation… Read more

Corporate crime update – October 2012

We are delighted to announce that we have expanded our corporate crime updates to cover a number of additional jurisdictions. Accordingly our corporate crime updates will now feature our round up of developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud,… Read more

Our new firm: Herbert Smith Freehills

Today has seen the launch of our newly merged firm, which combines the market leading practices of legacy firms Herbert Smith and Freehills. The new firm has 2,800 lawyers, including 460 partners, across 20 offices in Australasia, EMEA, the UK… Read more

Herbert Smith New York now open

Our New York office has opened for business. The office will initially operate as Herbert Smith New York. On 1 October 2012, the official launch date of our merger with leading Australian firm Freehills, it will become part of the Herbert Smith… Read more

Corporate crime update – September 2012

Please click here for the September 2012 edition of our corporate crime update containing our round up of developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud, sanctions and related matters. Read more

Corporate crime update – July 2012

Please click here for the July 2012 edition of our corporate crime update containing our round up of developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud, sanctions and related matters. Read more