In the case of R (On The Application Of KBR Inc) v The Director of the Serious Fraud Office  EWHC 2368 (Admin) (“KBR“), the High Court dismissed a judicial review brought by the applicant, finding that the SFO was able to compel … Continue reading
COURT OF APPEAL DECISION IN ENRC: ORTHODOXY RESTORED ON LITIGATION PRIVILEGE, BUT NARROW INTERPRETATION OF “CLIENT” REMAINS FOR NOW
The Court of Appeal has today handed down its eagerly awaited decision in the ENRC appeal: The Director of the Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Ltd  EWCA Civ 2006. At first instance, the High Court took a restrictive … Continue reading
On 17 July 2018, the FCA published a paper on its Approach to Consumers (the Approach), accompanied by a discussion paper DP18/5 (the DP) on the possible introduction of a new duty of care and other alternative approaches (a New Duty). The … Continue reading
India’s new anti-corruption law targets bribe-givers and establishes corporate liability offence modelled on the UK Bribery Act
India’s long-awaited Amended Prevention of Corruption Act 2018 came into force on 26 July. Originally proposed in 2013, the amendments introduce a new regime and highlight the emerging focus in Asia on supply-side bribery and corporate liability. Companies and businesses … Continue reading
Almost a year after it was introduced, a key piece of UK domestic Brexit legislation has now been passed. The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EUWA), which aims to provide a functioning statute book on the day the UK leaves the … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
FEMR Progress Report: The HM Treasury, the Bank of England (BoE) and FCA have today published the 2018 Progress Report on the Fair and Effective Markets Review (FEMR).
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 … Continue reading
Today, 9 April 2018, the FCA has published its Business Plan 2018/19. The Plan covers: EU withdrawal, priorities for 2018/19, and sector priorities.