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Entries in United Kingdom (132)

Thursday
May122016

PM Cameron announces beneficial owner registry for foreign companies holding or buying UK property

Prime Minister David Cameron hosted an international anti-corruption summit in London Thursday and used the event to announce steps to end the secret ownership of property in the UK by foreigners.

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Tuesday
May102016

Panama Papers: RBS, NatWest disclose FCA inquiry

Two related UK banks said in separate U.S. securities filings that the UK's top financial regulator has asked for information about any relationship the banks had with the Panama law firm at the center of the Panama Papers leak or with any individuals named in media coverage about the story.

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Wednesday
Mar162016

UK courts: Djibouti government loses corruption claim against politically connected businessman

Abdourahman Mohamed Mahmoud BorehLondon’s commercial court recently dismissed, in fairly trenchant terms, a corruption-related claim brought by the Djibouti government against Abdourahman Boreh, the man credited with being instrumental in the development of the country’s strategically important and successful port, oil storage, and duty free facilities.

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Thursday
Feb182016

UK Bribery Act: Pre-trial agreements are a turning point for global enforcement

The first negotiated settlement of a corporate bribery investigation under the UK Bribery Act involved a deferred prosecution agreement between the Serious Fraud Office and ICBC Standard Bank. That case is a turning point in the enforcement history of the UK Bribery Act and, at a global level, it fuels the debate about the use of settlements to resolve foreign bribery charges.

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Thursday
Feb112016

In high-graft countries, the roads are a bloodbath

Over the years, we've looked at the correlation between corruption and personal security, air safety, environmental degradation, risks of war, national debt problems, and general personal misery. Now let's look at corruption and road safety.

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Monday
Dec072015

Freezing orders: An opportunity to obtain information?

In any word association game, "tracing, proprietary and yawn" would probably make a good grouping. However, the importance of the former two for a potential bribery victim in carrying out investigations and conducting disciplinary proceedings was recently underscored in a decision involving the UK’s largest housebuilder.

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Tuesday
Nov242015

TI: UK AML supervision is an unworkable mish-mash

Transparency International released a report Monday calling for a radical overhaul of the UK’s anti-money laundering system.

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Monday
Nov232015

U.S. and UK risk assessments differ on real estate-related AML

The United States and United Kingdom recently published comprehensive money laundering risk assessments through the UK’s National Risk Assessment and the U.S.’s National Money Laundering Risk Assessment.

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Wednesday
Nov182015

Terrorists and their money: UK money-laundering risk assessment finds big enforcement gaps

Last month the UK’s Treasury and Home Office published the first national risk assessment of money laundering and terrorist financing in the UK.

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Tuesday
Oct202015

Compliance alert: The UK Modern Slavery Act is here

If you're a compliance practitioner seeking to design an anti-corruption program consistent with all laws that apply to your company, you probably recognize the phrase "carries on a business, or part of a business, in any part of the United Kingdom."

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