EU prolongs Russian sectoral sanctions until July 2016

On 21 December, the Council of the EU announced that the EU's economic sanctions against Russia would be extended until 31 July 2016.   These measures were originally introduced for a one year period in July 2014 and were extended until… Read more

Update on conglomerate regulation

Geoff Maddock, partner Email | Profile tel: +44 20 7466 2067 mobile: +44 7785 255016 By Geoff Maddock, corporate insurance partner and Jonathan Goodliffe, solicitor The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities has published an updated list of groups… Read more

Germany intensifies fight against corruption abroad and at home

Germany's recently enacted "Law for the fight against corruption" (the "New Law"[1]) has intensified the fight against corruption by broadening in multiple ways the scope of German anti-corruption legislation.  The New Law implements various legal acts of the Council of… Read more

UK: New FCA and PRA whistleblowing rules

The FCA and the PRA have both published policy statements on their new rules on whistleblowing as part of their series of policy changes focused on strengthening individual accountability within the banking and insurance sectors: FCA policy statement (PS15/24) entitled… Read more

Corporate Crime Monthly Update October 2015

Welcome to the October 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

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

US Continues to Liberalize Trade Relations with Cuba

The US has taken further steps towards normal trade relations with Cuba by amending the Cuban Assets Control Regulations in order to relax US sanctions against Cuba. These actions follow other important milestones achieved since US President Barack Obama and… Read more

US: DOJ prioritizes prosecution of individuals

The US Department of Justice ("DOJ"), in a memorandum issued to all federal prosecutors on Wednesday September 9, 2015, directed prosecutors to focus on seeking accountability from culpable individuals in their investigations of corporate wrongdoing.  Additionally, the memorandum emphasized that… Read more