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Entries in United Kingdom (141)

Wednesday
May172017

Practice Alert: No privilege for internal investigation interview notes, UK court says

In a landmark ruling, the High Court in London has said that interview notes -- made by a company's external law firm as part of internal investigations into allegations of corruption in Kazakhstan and Africa -- are not protected by legal professional privilege.

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Thursday
May042017

UK investigates KPMG for Rolls-Royce audits

The United Kingdom accounting regulator said Thursday it has opened an investigation into KPMG for audits the firm did for long-time client Rolls-Royce Holdings plc.

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Thursday
Apr272017

Practice Note: UK appeals court puts new limits on notification injunctions

In a prior post for the FCPA Blog, I wrote about the notification injunction granted by the High Court in Holyoake & Anor v Candy & Ors. The case was recently overturned by the England and Wales Court of Appeal, and the notification injunction ordered against the Candy brothers set aside.

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Friday
Mar312017

Bill Waite: The SFO ain’t broke, so don’t fix it…

During parliamentary questions in December 2016, Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, announced that “The Cabinet Office will look at the UK’s response to economic crime more broadly” including the role and effectiveness of the Serious Fraud Office.

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Monday
Dec122016

DOJ creates new job in London at SFO, FCA

The DOJ said Friday it has created a new position for a lawyer who'll be seconded to the UK for two years to collaborate on financial fraud and foreign bribery cases.

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Wednesday
Dec072016

Bill Steinman: It's time to meet the International Foreign Bribery Taskforce

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of the International Foreign Bribery Taskforce (IFBT). Not familiar with the IFBT? It doesn’t get a lot of attention.

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Wednesday
Aug102016

Property manager for UK royals convicted of graft

The Queen’s former deputy property manager was convicted Tuesday of taking bribes and kickbacks to award contracts and push for a Royal Warrant.

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Thursday
Jun302016

Martin Kenney: UK fraud is up, police budgets are down. Criminals cheer

Fraud is costing the UK a staggering £193 billion ($282 billion) a year, according to a new report.

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Friday
Jun242016

Brexit: What happens to UK financial regulations?

The job of the UK's top financial regulator includes enforcing requirements to designate compliance officers with defined professional roles and duties.

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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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