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 and confirmed that it intends to introduce DPAs by way of an amendment to the … 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, sanctions and related matters from a number of our offices worldwide. Please click here for … 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

New US Executive Order in relation to Iran and enforcement action against two non-US banks

On 31 July 2011 Barack Obama enacted a new Executive Order ‘Authorising Additional Sactions with Respect to Iran’,  which has immediate effect.  The US Department of the Treasury also announced yesterday the imposition of sanctions under the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 (“CISADA”), against two non-US financial institutions (one Iraqi, one … Read more

Deferred Prosecution Agreements consultation – one week to go!

On 17 May 2012 the Ministry of Justice published a consultation paper ‘Consultation on a new enforcement tool to deal with economic crime committed by commercial organisations: Deferred prosecution agreements‘.  The paper proposes – as an alternative to the current options of criminal prosecution or a civil recovery order – a variant of the US … Read more

Temporary suspension of sanctions against Burma/Myanmar

On 14 May 2012 the Council of the EU finally adopted the Regulation required to implement its Decision of 26 April 2012 to suspend, for one year, the bulk of the restrictive measures applied to Burma/Myanmar in various forms since 1996. These relaxations follow the Council’s initial temporary suspension of limited aspects of the EU … Read more