Corporate Crime Update – Winter 2019

Welcome to the Winter 2019 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 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 autumn update 2018

Welcome to the autumn 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, please… 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

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

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

Corporate Crime update – February 2018

Welcome to the February 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

UAE Cabinet Approves Bankruptcy Law Reforms

The lack of a modern bankruptcy law, and possible criminal prosecution for debt default, has long been a major issue for entrepreneurs in many parts of the Middle East. That may all be about to change in the UAE as… Read more

Middle East Financial Services Briefing

A round-up of key legal and regulatory developments in the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and Saudi Arabia  Overview and review of 1st half of 2016 The first half of 2016 has seen a significant amount of activity… Read more

Iran files case against the USA before the ICJ

In a press release published on 15 June 2016 (available here), the International Court of Justice ("ICJ") announced that Iran has instituted proceedings against the USA, in respect of alleged violations under the 1955 US-Iran Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations… 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

EU introduces new asset freezing measures against Yemen

On 19 December, the EU published Council Decision 2014/932/CFSP and Regulation 1352/2014 in relation to the situation in Yemen. The measures came into force immediately upon publication. The new measures impose an asset freeze on three individuals: Abdullah Yahya Al… 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

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

UAE: Review of DFSA Markets Brief No. 6: ongoing market disclosure

The Dubai Financial Services Authority ("DFSA") is the independent regulator of all financial and ancillary services conducted through the Dubai International Financial Centre ("DIFC").  In January 2014, the DFSA published Markets Brief No. 6 ("MB6") which discussed the DFSA’s policy on:… Read more

Corporate Crime Update – April 2014

Welcome to the April 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

Iran sanctions: Implementation of the Geneva Agreement

In November 2013, the P5+1 reached agreement on a Joint Plan of Action (JPoA) to suspend certain sanctions in exchange for Iran rolling back aspects of its nuclear programme.  On Monday 20 January 2014, the JPoA came into effect.  The… Read more

December 2013 Corporate Crime update

Welcome to the December 2013 edition of our corporate crime update - our round up of developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud, sanctions and related matters. ... Read more

September 2013 Corporate Crime Update

The September 2013 edition of our Corporate Crime Update covers developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud, sanctions and related matters across a number of jurisdictions.  For the full update on each jurisdiction, please click on the name of the… Read more

Enforcing arbitration awards on the fringes of EMEA

As more and more investment is made by financial services institutions into the emerging markets of Africa, the Middle East and emerging Europe, enforcement in those jurisdictions is increasingly an issue of central importance. Clearly when selecting a dispute resolution… Read more

May 2013 Corporate Crime Update

The May 2013 edition of our Corporate Crime Update covers developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud, sanctions and related matters across a number of jurisdictions.  For the full update on each jurisdiction, please click on the name of… Read more

New financial district launched in Abu Dhabi

Federal Decree 15 of 2013 was published on 11 February 2013 establishing the Abu Dhabi International Market as the Middle East's newest financial free zone.   In an official statement released on Wednesday, the Executive Council named the new financial market… Read more

April 2013 Corporate Crime Update

The April 2013 edition of our corporate Crime Update covers developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud, sanctions and related matters across a number of jurisdictions.  For the full update on each jurisdiction, please click on the name of… Read more

March 2013 Corporate Crime Update

The March 2013 edition of our corporate Crime Update covers developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud, sanctions and related matters across a number of jurisdictions.  For the full update on each jurisdiction, please click on the name of the country.  A… Read more

Iran sanctions update: New EU measures in force

On 22 December 2012, three new EU measures in relation to Iran were published in the EU Official Journal.  These expand the existing suite of EU sanctions, and are likely to be relevant to any EU companies, or persons within… 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

DFSA enacts new markets law 2012

The Markets Law 2012, which is administered by the Dubai Financial Services Authority ("DFSA") has been enacted and came into force on 5 July 2012.  The new Markets Law 2012 replaces the Markets Law 2004 and is the first of… Read more

EU implementing Regulations for Iran oil embargo

On 23 January 2012, the European Council adopted Decision 2012/35/CFSP, setting out a range of new sanctions on Iran, including an oil embargo. Many elements of the extended sanctions required implementing legislation to be brought into force.  That legislation was… Read more