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Entries in United Kingdom (117)

Monday
Jun012015

SFO: DPAs are a chance to live your corporate values

Ben Morgan, joint head of bribery and corruption at the UK Serious Fraud Office, spoke at this year's Global Anti-Corruption and Compliance in Mining Conference in London. He talked about the benefits of cooperation (sound familiar?).

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Thursday
Apr302015

UK Supreme Court: When is money laundering its own crime?

The circumstances in which a money laundering offense may also constitute a substantive criminal offense was the subject of a UK Supreme Court decision last week.

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Wednesday
Mar042015

Is the London property market a safe haven for dirty money?

According to a report Wednesday from Transparency International, the boom in the London property market has been fueled by dirty money from around the world.

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Wednesday
Feb252015

SFO: ‘Some things just don't add up’

Image courtesy of the SFOThe FCPA Blog is a fanboy of the UK Serious Fraud Office. Partly because we enjoy the way the SFO talks. An example is the guidance it posted about where to find graft and how to recognize it.

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Wednesday
Feb112015

Heads up: The UK Government has an anti-corruption plan

Image courtesy of HM GovernmentOn December 18, 2014 the UK Government issued its long awaited “UK Anti-Corruption Plan.” The plan sets out over sixty action points for the Government and its partners, organized around four key themes of “Pursue,” “Prevent,” “Protect” and “Prepare." 

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Thursday
Jan292015

Civil remedies: When bribery infects a contract

The English civil law remedies arising from a contract that is subsequently infected by bribery were recently the subject of consideration in the case of Tigris International NV v China Southern Airlines Company Ltd & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 1649 (17 December 2014) [paragraphs 128-145]. Although, the case did not involve allegations of bribery, the alleged breaches of fiduciary duty involve the same principles.

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Thursday
Dec112014

Report: UK financial regulator ‘fell short of its own standards’

The issue of who regulates the regulators was thrown into sharp focus following the publication of a rather costly (£3.15 million / $4.95 million) independent report into the UK Financial Conduct Authority's media and financial market management. 

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Wednesday
Dec032014

TI releases 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index: Action needed in the U.S. and other countries

Transparency International released its 20th edition of the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) today, available here. The 2014 CPI ranks 175 countries based on the perceptions of public sector corruption. Denmark is at the top of the list with a CPI score of 92. Similar to the last several years, North Korea and Somalia are at the bottom of the list, scoring 8 each.

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Thursday
Nov202014

FCA small bank and insurance intermediary reviews: Not good but getting better

Last week, the UK’s Fianncial Conduct Authority published thematic financial crime risk reviews into 21 small banks and ten commercial insurance intermediaries. It also commenced a consultation exercise on its proposed guidance on financial crime systems and controls.

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Wednesday
Nov192014

2014: The Year of the International Whistleblower

The biggest SEC whistleblower award in Fiscal Year 2014 was in September, when the agency authorized a payment of more than $30 million to a whistleblower living outside the United States. The award more than doubled the previous highest award of $14 million.

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